LG Optimus 7  (Source: Engadget)

Samsung Omnia 7  (Source: Slashgear)
LG's Optimus 7, Samsung's Omnia 7

As we already know, today is going to be a big day for Windows Phone 7. But, ahead of the New York City launch event, we have details on a new WP7 device for both LG and Samsung, courtesy of Engadget and Slashgear, respectively

First up, the LG Optimus 7. The new device was made official a bit ahead of schedule, thanks to LG's UK-based blog. And while much of this is not new information, here are the Optimus' prime features: 


  • 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • 16GB of onboard storage
  • 5-megapixel camera 
  • 720p video mode
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi
  • DLNA streaming functionality (officially titled Play-To)
  • Voice-to-Text message transcriber
  • Scansearch, a real-time augmented reality search service


Last month, LG hinted that the Optimus line would sport NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processors. But it is unclear whether the Optimus 7 will be one of those devices. When LG unveiled it's entry-level, Froyo-touting Optimus S, no indication of a dual-core processor was present. It would be hard to imagine a dual-core smartphone running only $50. This has cast a shadow on LG's plans for the Optimus line.

The Samsung Omnia 7, on the other hand, sports a slightly larger screen, and half the onboard storage of the Optimus 7. Here are the Omnia's highlights:


  • 4" Super AMOLED WVGA touchscreen
  • 122.4 x 64.2 x 10.99 mm dimensions
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor
  • 8GB of onboard storage
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 720p video mode
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 
  • A-GPS
  • USB 2.0
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA (900/1900/2100)
  • FM radio
  • 1500mAh Li-Ion battery


No pricing or availability has been announced for either device yet, but the Windows Phone launch event is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. EST, so stay tuned.

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