Showing they’re not just all about high0end Android phones, Samsung have today lifted the lid on their latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset, the Omnia M.
Featuring a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen powered by a 1GHz processor, the 10.5 mm thick handset has a 5MP camera with auto-focus and flash on the back, with a front-facing VGA camera for video calling, as well as Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity. Just 4GB of storage space is onboard (with no sign of microSD expansion) and when paired with just 384MB RAM it’s not looking an incredibly exciting handset in terms of hardware.
But it’s the software side of things Samsung are hoping will catch the casual smartphone fans eye. As well as standard Windows Phone features like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Windows Live feed aggregation through the Windows Phone’s People Hub and 25GB of cloud based SkyDrive storage, there are a handful of bespoke Samsung apps inside too.
The Samsung ChatON app lets users send instant messages freely to Windows, Android, iOS or BlackBerry users, and has the capacity for group chat too. Samsung AllShare lets users stream films, music and gaming apps to compatible TVs, while Family Story allows for the quick sharing of media files across multiple Samsung devices.
No firm pricing or release date info yet, but European smartphone buyers are confirmed to be the first to get a chance of grabbing the handset.
By Gerald Lynch | May 11th, 2012