Samsung Omnia W unveiled as Windows Phone 7.5 handset

The Samsung Omnia W has entered the realms of reality ahead the Nokia Sea Ray as one of the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets to be officially unveiled prior to release later this year

Samsung has officially unveiled its first Windows Phone 7.5 handset with the Samsung Omnia W to hit the UK later this year sporting a fanciful selection of high-end specs.

Announced ahead of the official Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, the latest Omnia handset will touchdown as a direct competitor to Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 devices due to be unveiled later this year.

“We are extremely excited about the Samsung Omnia W,” said Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland. “As our first device to feature the latest Windows Phone update, we have ensured that it has something for everyone whether they are using it for personal or work purposes.”

Samsung Omnia W specs

Playing host to an impressive array of specs the Samsung Omnia W will land sporting a 1.4GHz single-core processor backed up by 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. A 5-megapixel rear mounted camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities is to be paired with a VGA forward-facing snapper.

Completing the standard array of connectivity options, inbuilt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 technology are joined by a USB 2.0 connector whilst the incorporated Zune Player and FM radio completes the entertainment credentials within the 10.9mm shell.

Samsung Omnia W release date and price

Whilst pricing for the Samsung Omnia W has yet to be announced it is expected the Windows Phone 7.5 device will be made available on a selection of pay monthly and PAYG deals across a number of smartphone network providers when the handset launches “later this year.”

Are you impressed by the Samsung Omnia W and Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS or still holding out for the next Android powerhouse or Apple iPhone 5? Let us know via the comments box below
 

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