LG and Samsung Windows Phone 7 devices revealed

With the launch of Windows Phone 7 right around the corner, a slew of new devices are about to hit the web and a few have already leaked out. Two new phones from LG and Samsung have surfurced and will be some of the first devices to support the new OS.

According to Slashgear.com both the Samsung Omnia 7 and LG Optimus 7 hit the web a few hours before their official announcement. The Omnia 7 will sport a 4in Super AMOLED screen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor,  8GB of onboard storage, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS, along with USB 2.0 and triband UMTS/HSPA (900/1900/2100).  The Omnia 7 (GT-I8700) will also be able to record 720p HD video and the phone has an FM radio as well.  

The new LG Optimus 7 will be a 3.8-inch WVGA handset with a 5-megapixel camera, 16GB of onboard storage, LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, proximity sensor, GPS, a digital compass and ambient light sensor.  The device is also said to be able to take 360-degree panorama photos.

More information about these phones will most likely be revealed later today at the press conferences in London and New York. While these are just two devices, its very likely that many other devices will also be shown off today as Microsoft will offically begin its marketing campagin for Windows Phone 7. 

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I dont know if i like the W7 interface to be honest. Although i have not played around physically with the phone, so i cant really pass comment until that time.

Panacik said,
I dont know if i like the W7 interface to be honest. Although i have not played around physically with the phone, so i cant really pass comment until that time.

Yeah, I would wait until you can play with one. The images don't do it justice. It's incredibly responsive and everything is very user friendly. It all just flows...

i hope the pics are just demo phones pics because the LG looks like a cheap plastic phone the Samsung looks a little better still kinda plastic looking thou

I hope there will be some Samsung devices, of reasonable price, with at least 16GB storage.

I might go for the LG, but have heard bad things about the reliability of their products.

Calum said,
I hope there will be some Samsung devices, of reasonable price, with at least 16GB storage.

I might go for the LG, but have heard bad things about the reliability of their products.


LG hardware is pretty good, their software is a complete shambles. So, with WP7 it should be fine really. It looks nice and clean too!

Though, I really hope Sony Ericsson starts with WP7 before my current phone falls apart...

Ambroos said,

LG hardware is pretty good, their software is a complete shambles. So, with WP7 it should be fine really. It looks nice and clean too!

I've been thinking the same thing. LG's software is just a catastrophe... The best thing that could ever happen to them is having someone like MS call the shots and decide what goes on there...

They both look really nice, I really like the LG Phone out of the two! Shame Samsung have made some awful 'crap ware' tiles. That's what ruins a phone


dominic-blakey said,
They both look really nice, I really like the LG Phone out of the two! Shame Samsung have made some awful 'crap ware' tiles. That's what ruins a phone

They look nice?!! Are you kidding. They look like plastic crap. Have you actually seen an iPhone4 in real life....now THAT looks nice!

doug_jnr said,

They look nice?!! Are you kidding. They look like plastic crap. Have you actually seen an iPhone4 in real life....now THAT looks nice!

And have you seen any of these in real life?

doug_jnr said,

They look nice?!! Are you kidding. They look like plastic crap. Have you actually seen an iPhone4 in real life....now THAT looks nice!

iPhone 4's nice to look at but it's even nicer to hold. I'm holding one right now as I typ-

I think LG should have added maybe brushed aluminum or some other type of metal to the casing to give the device a more upscale look. Not sure but it looks all plastic and that may keep people from buying.

NPGMBR said,
I think LG should have added maybe brushed aluminum or some other type of metal to the casing to give the device a more upscale look. Not sure but it looks all plastic and that may keep people from buying.

Yeah, neither of these devices wowed me to be honest.

The Samsung looks good to me but only 8GB of storage is not enough imo. Hope for some more 16GB or a 32GB device to show up at the press event in an hour or so.

GP007 said,
The Samsung looks good to me but only 8GB of storage is not enough imo. Hope for some more 16GB or a 32GB device to show up at the press event in an hour or so.

MicroSD people, I almost to a point hate having tons of built in storage as for me it never gets used. They have 32GB MicroSDs now for less than $100. I'd rather shave some money off the device (that extra $50 they slap on there for storage) and just use my current mSD.

SHoTTa35 said,

MicroSD people, I almost to a point hate having tons of built in storage as for me it never gets used. They have 32GB MicroSDs now for less than $100. I'd rather shave some money off the device (that extra $50 they slap on there for storage) and just use my current mSD.


Doesnt work on windows phone 7.

GP007 said,
The Samsung looks good to me but only 8GB of storage is not enough imo. Hope for some more 16GB or a 32GB device to show up at the press event in an hour or so.


imho 8 gigs is to much with 32gigs sdcards out

(Spork) said,


imho 8 gigs is to much with 32gigs sdcards out

With Windows Phone you get that 8GB and thats it no sd cards, crap idea really.

(Spork) said,


imho 8 gigs is to much with 32gigs sdcards out

WP 7 does not allow removable storage..... another page copied from Apple........

Fritzly said,

WP 7 does not allow removable storage..... another page copied from Apple........

At the WP7 event I went to though they said that it IS now supported by the OS, so now it's just up to the device manufacturers to add removable storage support.

SHoTTa35 said,

MicroSD people, I almost to a point hate having tons of built in storage as for me it never gets used. They have 32GB MicroSDs now for less than $100. I'd rather shave some money off the device (that extra $50 they slap on there for storage) and just use my current mSD.

The Samsung will be available in two initial flavours 8GB and 16GB,no doubt the 16GB will be limited initially to certain networks as is the 16GB Galaxy S, 8GB puts then right there with the base iPhone ideally where WP7 will be tested

See on the LG there is a 'play to' hub, not seen any demo's of this yet but could this be like the win media player 12 play to feature? or DLNA streaming to compatible TV's?

duddit2 said,
See on the LG there is a 'play to' hub, not seen any demo's of this yet but could this be like the win media player 12 play to feature? or DLNA streaming to compatible TV's?

Probably LG's play to TV thing that they were touting not so long back

first......

Why list things that are mandatory for a win mo 7 device though (5mp camera, accelerometer, compass etc)

Looking good though, I'll be ordering one as soon as orange uk update their site and all the 1st gen phones are out and reviewed.