SINGAPORE - Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung Omnia W, its first Smartphone based on the latest release of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, code-named Mango. Featuring an elegant design, a vivid Super AMOLED display as well as an enriched content and social communication experience enabled by People Hub, the Omnia W is a different kind of phone that puts people at the center of everything.
The eye-catching Omnia W sports a minimalist contemporary design with a metallic finish. A rich 3.7” SuperAMOLED display provides stunning visuals, ensuring that photos and videos captured with the 5MP camera can be enjoyed with vivid clarity.
A powerful 1.4GHz processor delivers seamless performance, providing a fast and hassle-free user experience. This is further enhanced by the device’s integrated 14.4Mbps HSPA connectivity, enabling high-speed data browsing and ensuring that videos and pictures can be instantly shared with friends and family without hassle.
Windows Phone has been developed to provide an easy, intelligent and socially connected smartphone experience. Users can easily connect and share experiences with their loved ones and friends using a variety of communication channels, while a superior Web browsing experience is further enhanced with the integration of Internet Explorer 9 and Bing.
Mango’s unique and intuitive user interface lays out applications in mosaic ‘Live Tiles’ which flow and move in response to users’ touch on the screen. The interface provides the benefits of a user environment, associated with a larger display within the portability of a smartphone screen, delivering a flexible and intuitive experience.
Six specialized Microsoft applications provide an engaging content and communication experience. Windows Phone People Hub is integrated with built-in social networking services like Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, for users to stay connected with their social community constantly.
Office Hub provides enhanced productivity on-the-go and includes access to Windows Live Sky Drive, which provides 25GB of free storage and allows documents and media files to be easily stored and accessed. Users can also create and edit documents through mobile versions of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as utilize One Note, a note-taking platform that allows easy sharing and storage of voice memos, images and text-based notes.
Seamless access to entertainment is enhanced by the integration of a Picture Hub, Music & Video Hub – powered by Microsoft Zune – and Game Hub, which provides the latest in social gaming experiences through Xbox live, for friends to chat with each other while gaming. Windows Phone Marketplace provides access to over 30,000 apps to meet customer needs across entertainment or productivity.
The overall Windows Phone experience is significantly enhanced with the inclusion of Samsung-exclusive productivity apps. This includes Samsung AllShare, which provides seamless content transfer between the smartphone and other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTV’s, monitors and digital cameras. Video Call is an easy-to-use app which allows ultra-fast vivid 3G video conversations with friends and family. Additionally, Mini Diary enables users to capture their experiences in multimedia formats and create their own personalized digital journal while on the go. An upgraded Samsung eBook client is also available from Samsung Zone.
Users can stay up-to-date with the latest news and events with Now 2.0 app, which provides up-to-the minute current affairs, stock market and weather information. RSS Time allows RSS feeds for newspapers, magazines and blogs to be downloaded onto the device and read in an easily digestible format, while eye-catching articles can be instantly shared via email or Facebook.
The device features enhanced social network integration, with Twitter and LinkedIn weaved throughout the Omnia W in addition to Facebook, for photos and videos to be instantly shared across a variety of social networking sites hassle-free.
Omnia W will be available in Singapore by Q4 2011 at S$498 (inclusive of GST), without line contract.
|Display||3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED|
|OS||Windows Phone 7.5 Mango|
Main (Rear): 5MP AF with LED Flash
|Video||Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264/WMV
Playback : 720p@30fps
Recording : 720p@30fps
|Audio||Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/AMR-NB
3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio with RDS
Marketplace Hub – free and paid Apps
|Connectivity||Bluetooth technology v 2.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Magnetometer, Gyroscope|
|Memory||512MB(RAM) + 8GB Internal Memory|
|Size||115.97 x 58.8 x 10.9mm, 115.3g|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-on 1,500 mAh|