Samsung launches WP7.5-based Omnia M in India, reveals two WP8 devices

Samsung has officially launched its Windows Phone 7.5-based Omnia M smartphone in India, which was listed at various Indian online retailers last week. In the meanwhile though, two new Samsung Windows Phone 8 devices have been revealed in court documents

By Abhinav Lal | Published 30 Jul 2012 21:39 IST
Samsung launches WP7.5-based Omnia M in India, reveals two WP8 devices
Samsung launches WP7.5-based Omnia M in India, reveals two WP8 devices

Samsung has officially launched its Windows Phone 7.5-based Omnia M smartphone in India, which was listed at various Indian online retailers last week.

Samsung has given the Omnia M a price of Rs. 16,400, unfortunately for those who may have gone ahead and bought it online, for roughly Rs. 1,600 more.

The Omnia M was showcased in May this year, and its design is reminiscent of its predecessor, the Omnia 7, except that it has no physical Windows home button.

The Samsung Omnia M S7530 is powered by a 1GHz processor coupled with 384MB of RAM, and features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, and a VGA front facing camera. For connectivity, the Omnia M supports 3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps HSUPA 5.76Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v 2.1, GPS with A-GPS support, and USB 2.0. It has  4GB of built-in storage, is 10.5mm thick, and bears a 1,500 mAh Li-on battery.

The Omnia M will come preloaded with various apps such as Marketplace, Internet Explorer 9, Sky Drive, Bing Maps, Facebook, LinkedIn and XboxLive. Also, the device has Samsung's exclusive apps like ChatOn messenger, Tango, Now, RSS Times, Photo Studio, Mini Diary, Fun Shot, Tango and All Share.

It is expected to get the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade, unfortunately, there's no word on whether the Omnia M will be updated to the latest Windows Phone 8, though looking at the hardware specs, it does not seem likely. This gives it, like the Nokia Lumia family and other Windows Phone 7.5 devices in the market, a very short shelf life - except in the case of the Omnia M, it is almost dead on arrival. 

In the meanwhile though, two new Samsung Windows Phone 8 devices have been revealed in court documents (in the ongoing Apple versus Samsung legal battle). Codenamed the Odyssey and Marco, for now, not much is known about the two devices.

Both will apparently feature a dual-core 1.5GHz processor on the Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The Odyssey has been referred to as an "iconic smartphone" by the Korean giant, and should come with a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a HD resolution, an 8MP rear camera, and NFC connectivity (as expected, as mobile wallet and transfer properties are supposedly built into Windows Phone 8).

According to the documents, the Samsung Marco will come with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display (800x480 pixel resolution). Other specifications include a 5MP rear camera.

Both the Samsung Windows Phone 8 devices are expected to release at roughly the same time as the new mobile OS, in Q4 2012.

 

Source: TOI and The Verge

Abhinav Lal

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