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Samsung announces Mango-tastic Omnia W: 3.7-inch Super AMOLED, 5-megapixel camera

Samsung has taken off the wraps of the Omnia W, what looks to be the follow up to the Samsung Omnia 7.

Spec wise, the two phones are pretty similar; you get a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen and a Windows Phone 7-standard 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of storage. A front-facing VGA camera also makes an appearance, something we’ve seen on other WP7 devices so far.

With just 512MB of RAM and a 1.4GHz single core processor, the Omnia W doesn’t look like this is a WP7-version of the Android-running Galaxy S2.

In fact, aside from the faster processor, and Mango out-of-the-box there’s not much to differentiate this from last year’s Omnia 7.

We hope that there’s another high-end Samsung WP7-er waiting in the wings. Otherwise it looks like HTC will end up dominating the Windows phone market in the same way that it currently rules the Android roost. Not that we dislike HTC hardware or anything (quite the reverse) but things are just more exciting when there’s more competition. Still, we think the Samsung Omnia W will be pretty decent.

Update: Samsung has gone and officially announced the Omnia W for the UK now. Along with the 5-megapixel camera, 1.4GHz processor, Samsung has confirmed that DLNA via its All Share app and 3G video calling with the front-facing VGA camera. Availability has been slated at a nebulous ‘out by the end of the year’ date. We’re expecting network pricing and availability to follow shortly.

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