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Samsung announces Omnia Pro 4 and Omnia Pro 5 V.J. | , 12:21 a.m. June 16, 2010 2010-06-16

It is not enough for Samsung to announce just one phone, the company decided to release information on the upcoming Samsung Omnia Pro 4 and… the next version as well, Omnia Pro 5.

The high-end phone market seems a bit instable with the release of the iPhone 4. LG announced 20 new phones this year, T-Mobile USA offers handsets for free and Motorola plans to release a 2GHz smartphone. Is the economic crisis already over?

“We are continuing to build on the success of the Omnia smartphone with an updated product lineup that caters to the unique needs of young professionals and executives,” said JK Shin, President and head of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

Both upcoming Samsung phones are QWERTY devices and running on Windows Mobile 6.5. Well, “it seems there’s a little more life in Windows Mobile 6.5 yet,” as Leigh Geary from Cool Smartphone put it. Anyway, let’s see what the new devices can do.

“The Omnia Pro 4 and Omnia Pro 5 deliver a smart, stylish mobile companion that combine productivity and multimedia functionality,” Shin added.

Samsung Omnia Pro 4 comes with a 2.6 inch display capable of offering a 320 x 320 pixels resolution and 65k colors. It is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, WiFi and A-GPS. A microSD memory card slot support of up to 32GB is available. The phone measures 117 x 60 x 11.9 mm and weights 119g.

Samsung Omnia Pro 5 is not quite so different. It comes with a 2.4 inch TFT display boasting 65k colors and 320 x 240 pixels resolution and is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera with geo-tagging capability, FM radio, microUSB, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS.  The handset measures 116.5 x 61.8 x 11.5 mm, slightly smaller than it’s predecessor. It comes with 220mb of internal memory but microSD/microSDHC memory card support is available.

The Omnia Pro 4 will become available in Europe and South Eastern Asian in July and the Pro 5 will hit markets in Latin America, India and South East Asia in August. Prices are unknown at the moment.

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