unwired view: Samsung’s Omnia M is its first Windows Phone for China
Samsung has finally decided to unveil its first ever Windows Phone destined for the Chinese market today. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s a variation of the Omnia M that the Korean company has first announced in May.
Interestingly, only two versions of the phone were shown at the press conference in Beijing – one made for China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network, and the other for China Unicom. The Omnia M which we saw earlier this month supposedly on its way to China Telecom, the country’s other carrier, hasn’t been announced yet.
Anyway, if you’re interested in such things, you should know that China Mobile’s Omnia M has the model number S7530, and the one for China Unicom is the S7530E.
Aside from the different radios, on the inside the two smartphones are almost the same, both coming with a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP front-facing camera, 384 MB of RAM, and a 1,500 mAh battery. China Unicom’s Omnia M has 8 GB of storage space, while China Mobile’s has to do with half that.
Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh (Tango) will be running the show, and some Chinese apps will be natively integrated with the phone – such as QQ and Sina.
Unfortunately prices haven’t been unveiled yet, so stay tuned for that. As well as actual release dates for both carriers.