Samsung announces another new Windows Phone, "Omnia M"

It’s been just a few days since Samsung announced the latest addition to its Windows Phone line-up, the Focus 2, destined for the US. But the company is keen to share some love with other markets too, and has just announced another new Windows Phone, the Omnia M.

Don’t get too excited though – this isn’t a new flagship by any means. Although there’s a 4.0” Super AMOLED display, the rest of the specs are decidedly low-end. The device includes a miserly 4GB of storage and a meagre 384MB of RAM. There’s also a 1GHz processor of unspecified origin, along with a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, and a VGA front-facing cam, for use with services such as Skype, Tango or Samsung’s own ChatON service.

Samsung’s press release on the device excuses its feeble storage by claiming that SkyDrive offers 25GB of free cloud storage to extend that capacity – but of course, that’s no longer the case, as Microsoft now offers just 7GB to new SkyDrive users.

The Omnia M will first launch in Europe, but will be made available in “other regions” at a later date. But if you were hoping for a new high-end Omnia, it looks like you’ll probably have to wait for one of the two new devices that Samsung is expected to launch with Windows Phone 8 later this year.


via The Verge

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rfirth said,
Why is nobody mentioning the fact that this phone has only one hardware button?

Just like the current Omnia W/Focus Flash.

rfirth said,
Why is nobody mentioning the fact that this phone has only one hardware button?

You're right, the supposed capacitative button is missing. But I think it is only a rendering error.

Omina 7 FTW.
Whats really sad on MS part is that my next device is going to be a Nokia. Not because Nokia Lumia line is awesome. Mainly because they are going to get tons of exclusive apps and games. Which is so unfair to the other OEMs.


Zain Adeel said,
Omina 7 FTW.
Whats really sad on MS part is that my next device is going to be a Nokia. Not because Nokia Lumia line is awesome. Mainly because they are going to get tons of exclusive apps and games. Which is so unfair to the other OEMs.

Samsung is more than welcome to fund the development of its own apps and games like Nokia is doing. Besides, it's a temporary exclusivity.

Zain Adeel said,
Omina 7 FTW.
Whats really sad on MS part is that my next device is going to be a Nokia. Not because Nokia Lumia line is awesome. Mainly because they are going to get tons of exclusive apps and games. Which is so unfair to the other OEMs.

Nokia is courting app developers and funding them to offset development costs. Other OEMs are not.

Enron said,

Samsung is more than welcome to fund the development of its own apps and games like Nokia is doing. Besides, it's a temporary exclusivity.

MS not Nokia is funding it........... Nokia receives $1BL per year........

Fritzly said,

MS not Nokia is funding it........... Nokia receives $1BL per year........

Then it's Nokia's money. Doesn't matter where it came from. Unless you have access to their account ledger, you can't tell where the money for the app development is coming from.

XMac said,
Ironically, im reading this on my Omnia 7, which actually has higher specs than the here-mentioned Omnia M.
It's supposed to. This is a low end device, a la Lumia 610.

TheDisneyMagic said,
4Gb or Storage and 384Mb of RAM? This is surely a downgrade?

It's clear this is the new low end device for them, like the Lumia 610 for example. Now the pricing and the way it's sold should reflect that.

GP007 said,

It's clear this is the new low end device for them, like the Lumia 610 for example. Now the pricing and the way it's sold should reflect that.

Ah yes I can totally see that but what strange numbers to use, 384, I have never heard of RAM coming in that spec.

TheDisneyMagic said,

Ah yes I can totally see that but what strange numbers to use, 384, I have never heard of RAM coming in that spec.

If I remember correctly HTC has often had phones will weird RAM amounts before? Either case this new phone will probably be a tango device which has a base RAM requirement of 256MB. Just means Samsung is keeping it above the RAM minimum spec wise.