Samsung Omnia 7 is one of the Windows Phone 7 devices which have been revealed today. This device was formally known as the i8700. The device is going to be out of the wild at the beginning of September 2010. The device looks quite impressive and has got an X factor with itself, making it stand out of the crowd of other Windows Phone 7 handsets launched.
Samsung Omnia 7 Specifications:
The Samsung Omnia 7 is quite a great phone providing a proper blend of looks and technology. Some of the key specs of Samsung Omnia 7 handset include the following:
•Dimensions: 122.4 x 64.2 x 11 mm
•Weight: 138.2 g
•Display type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen supporting 16M colors
•Display Size: 480 x 800 pixels resolution support, 4.0 inches screen
•Multi-touch input method
•Proximity sensor for auto turn-off of display when attending calls
•Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate of User Interface
•Phonebook with practically unlimited entries and fields
•3.5 mm audio jack
•Infinite storage of call records
•256 MB RAM
•512 MB ROM
•8GB / 16 GB internal storage
•GPRS and EDGE
•3G: HSDPA providing up to 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA providing up to 5.76 Mbps
•WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
•Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
•v2.0 micro USB port
•2G network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
•3G network: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
•Camera: 5 MP supporting up to 2592 x 1944 pixels image resolution
•Features: autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, image stabilization
•Video Recording: 720 p at the rate of 25 frames per second
•Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 7
•CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
•Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
•Stereo FM radio with RDS
•GPS with A-GPS support
•Support for games, and is downloadable
•Microsoft office document viewer / editor
•MP4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV player
•MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+ player
•Predictive text input
•Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
•Standby time: Up to 390 h (2G) / Up to 330 h (3G)
•Talk Time: Up to 5 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 10 min (3G)
The Samsung Omnia 7 handset will provide access to Xbox LOVE and Zune directly from the phone. The handset will be available in the hue of black, and seems to be a good option for those seeking a high-end handset with appealing and striking looks.
No wonder then, the Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 has no choice but to be the Galaxy S of the new Windows phones. It has the same 4 inches of a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon powerplant and it captures 5 megapixel photos and records HD videos. If there was one thing to hold against the I9000 Galaxy S it had to be the plastic finish. But Samsung listened to their customers and gave the Omnia 7 the same get-up as the first Bada phone.
FM radio is limited
The Samsung Omnia 7 also has a built in FM radio with a dead simple interface. You have the current frequency in very large digits – swiping left and right changes the frequency and a swipe and release automatically searches for the next available station in that direction.
Camera is great 5MP snapper
The Samsung Omnia 7 has a 5MP autofocus camera and maximum image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. It is accompanied by an LED flash. The camera UI is pretty simple – you have your viewfinder and some controls on the right. From top to bottom they are the still/video camera toggle, virtual zoom buttons and an extended settings menu.
Connectivity is frustratingly limited
Samsung recently have a good track record with connectivity and they didn’t disappoint. Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE are a given, but there’s dual-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA too. Wi-Fi b/g/n is supported, which makes the Omnia 7 compatible with a wide range of Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth is “just” v2.1 (we were expecting v3.0) but other than that wireless connectivity is well supported.
Transferring files between a computer and a Windows Phone 7 mobile could be a problem. Microsoft’s decision to cut out mass storage functionality (and lack of microSD card slot on the Omnia 7) mean that you need the Zune app on your computer to easily transfer files.
It allows syncing over USB or Wi-Fi and this is the only option to transfer files directly from your phone to your computer. Or you can use SkyDrive to transfer files – a free Microsoft service that gives you 25GB free cloud storage. You can even have your photos automatically uploaded as soon as you snap them.
Windows Phone 7 is also very picky about what kind of files you can attach to email or upload to a site – and videos weren’t among them. Nor Office documents for that matter, which is a major issue. (Tech Desk)