Samsung makes a mark with new Omnia 7 smartphone

Omnia 7

Samsung was last spotted unfurling the Wave 533, Wave 525 and Wave 575, thereby enhancing the Wave series. The company moves one step ahead with the latest Omnia 7 smartphone.

The Omnia 7 claims to be the first Samsung phone featuring Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. Fitted with a vibrant 4-inch Super AOLED toucnscreen, the offering is powered by 1GHz application processor. Equipped with a 5MP camera, the solution amplifies the entertainment experience with Xbox Live features and games, and Zune music and video.

“The Samsung OMNIA 7 is our first Windows Phone 7 smartphone and we anticipate that consumers will be drawn to the premium entertainment experience. The device demonstrates our commitment to satisfying consumers with a choice of platforms that fit diverse needs,” remarked JK Shin, president and head of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to partner with Microsoft for this milestone”.

Captivating users with enthralling surround sound and impeccable voice quality, the new entrant adorns a gorgeous metallic body and minimalist design. Handset owners can effortlessly sync content from their PC using Wi-Fi, thereby enabling them to enjoy music and videos while on the move.

“Samsung has been a key partner to Microsoft in bringing Windows Phones to customers all over the world,” remarked Andy Lees, President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “Their launch of the Samsung OMNIA 7, a new Windows Phone, marks a significant step in delivering to customers a different kind of phone that will stand out amongst the competition. We are thrilled to continue our strong partnership and embark on this journey with a smartphone industry leader.”

Offering Windows Phone Hubs, the offering houses a customizable Start Screen which provides live tiles that highlight real-time updates from the web, news, appointments and social media status. The device functions seamlessly with the Li-ion 1500mAh battery which is capable of delivering around 250 minutes on 2G and about 370 minutes on 3G. Moreover, the device offers up to 390 hours of standby on 2G and about 330 hours on 3G. Weighing just 138gms, the device can be picked up in 8GB and 16GB capacities.

The Omnia 7 is anticipated to available in selected markets during this holiday season.