Samsung has just announced the Omnia W, a successor to its handsome Omnia 7 handset from November of last year. Like its predecessor, the W features a Super AMOLED display, however it shrinks it from 4 inches to 3.7, perhaps as a reaction to the popularity of the marginally smaller form factor. The upgrades come in the form of Windows Phone Mango, which will ship as the preloaded OS version on the Omnia W, and an updated Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. A 5-megapixel autofocus camera around the back is matched up with a VGA front-facing imager, with the former also capable of shooting 720p video at 30fps. Retail availability will begin in Italy at the end of next month, followed by a gradual rollout across almost the entire world. The sole exception? North America, of course.

Not to worry, the Omnia W sounds very much like the already announced Focus Flash for AT&T, so US WP7 enthusiasts might not have to pine for this one from afar the way they did with the Omnia 7.

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Source: Samsung Mobile Press