Samsung Omnia W is now official: 3.7-inch screen and a sleek simplistic design

Samsung Omnia W is now official: 3.7-inch screen and a sleek simplistic design
The Samsung Omnia W has just joined Samsung’s Windows Phone Mango fleet, which is looking pretty comprehensive now with the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash. The W, in Samsung’s new naming convention, goes for Wonder, or “high quality, strategic models, perfect for those seeking a balance between style and performance.”

And stylish the Omnia W is - with a rather thin 0.43-inch profile and relatively lightweight 4.07-ounce body. Designwise, it's similar to the original Omnia 7, but instead of going for a strictly rectangular shape, here the edges are rounded. It's also a hair thinner and half an ounce lighter. But the key word in the description of the W series seems to be balance as the handset doesn’t shine with anything in particular in the hardware department.

It features a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, while under the hood a 1.4GHz processor runs along with 512MB of RAM. On the back, there’s a 5-megapixel camera recording 720p video footage, while up front a VGA shooter will make video conferencing easier.The rest is pretty standard - 14.4Mbps HSPA connectivity, 8 gigs of on-board memory, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n and A-GPS.

The handset is expected to hit European shores by the end of October, and there’s no word yet as to stateside availability, but we’ll update you on that as soon as we have more details. The price is also an unknown, but it should be in line with other mid-range offerings. What’s your initial impression about that sleek-looking but not overly powerful Omnia W?

source: Samsung via SammyHub


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Omnia W
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Looks like a wave 3. -_-

3. .... unregistered

Yupe with the same 1.4 GHz processor... Only this time it's on wp7 with a smaller screen... Why not go up to 1.5 GHz it sounds a little faster that way xD

7. jenulad

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

true :)

8. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

lol this has nothing on the wave three designwise. :D it's still some kind of rethought version of the omnia7.

15. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

The back panel certainly looks like that of the wave 3.

23. paxmoos unregistered

if BADA was that good, it would be on more phones.

24. paxmoos unregistered

if BADA was that good, it would be on more phones.

5. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

He is totally linked with bada when you think bada think Peter...

20. Peterlfromsweden2

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Yes wave 3 is the best smartphone atlest better than any wp7 devices GO BADA GO !

6. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

when mango update for omnia 7? =(

9. John unregistered

Above moderated comments are worth seeing.

10. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Look like a mid-range phone from Samsung.

11. entliczek unregistered

this is direct response to the nokia phones with windows. Now nokia has nothing new to offer (stylish wise) and samsung is continuing his policy of copying everything and filling every niche there is.

12. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Looks like a good smartphone. I'm curious about WP7 mango, I'd like to test it.

13. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It's weird that it's not for Verizon cause the omnia name was what Verizon called samsung phones with windows mobile on it kinda like the droid line.

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I don't really get why those coments were moderated. Kinda but not really

16. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

They were moderated because they refer to PA's favorite poster, Peter the Bada advocate. It's OK for Peter to troll WP and speak disparagingly of the WP platform, on WP articles no less, but if Peter is mentioned AT ALL, well you get moderated :)

17. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I thought i was the only one who noticed RTN. Authors shouldn't interact in such a way. Bad for unbiased journalism.

21. King85Kong

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Hey Peterfromsweden, it's fine if you don't like Windows Phones but you don't need to respond to every article, talking about some dead OS. I don't like Apple phones, but I don't read those articles and talk about how great WP7 is. How is trolliing allowed so much on this website. Is there no moderaters around here. If you don't like a line of products, then keep your opinions to yourself.

22. paxmoos unregistered

I have the original European version and use is along side with my unlocked Galaxy S2. Omni is flawless. Those who complain about the processing power, you need to remember that WP7 has a very light footprint, and the fact that this device is running mango which takes advantage of a few OS and battery management features should make the 1.4 processor quite adequate.

25. Axial unregistered

I like the look. I wish they would bring it to the United States, because I swear Samsung must think that we all adore their rounded, plastc-like shells over here. I hope the Focus Flash is essentially the same shell, with the only tolerable tweak being a change to a capacitive Home button from a physical one (though I do like the physical button on the original). I am lamenting the fact that this one does not have tri-band UMTS, which means I have no reason to buy this one unlocked from Amazon like I did its predecessor. No 3G is a deal-breaker.

26. AlexanderT unregistered

Erm... Looks like an Xperia Ray IMHO.

28. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Any new Mango phones coming with keyboards.. specifically to T-mo ? Shame the DVP isn't sold in the stores.. if they sold the DVP at the Tmo and ATT stores it would be a huge seller.

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