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Monday, 11 October 2010 12:58

LG and Samsung jump the gun with WP7

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Windows Phone 7 superphones are here
LG and Samsung have jumped the gun and leaked two Windows Phone 7 handsets and some might even call them superphones.


Samsung’s Omnia 7 features a massive 4-inch AMOLED screen with a 1GHz Qualcomm processor. It packs 8GB of storage and a 5MP camera with 720p support. However, those of us blessed with the gift of sight will probably look elsewhere, as the new Omnia is rather unspectacular and even downright ugly compared to recent Samsung phones.


LG’s Optimus 7 is no beauty, either. It’s a bit more interesting under the bonnet, as it’s powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. Hopefully it will do better than the first phone to use Tegra, Microsoft’s ill-fated and utterly pathetic Kin. It features a 3.8-inch WVGA screen, 16GB of storage and 5MP camera. It looks like a pretty nice offer on paper, but the jury is still out on Windows Phone 7. Android might still be the best bet in the long run and neither Samsung nor LG are the first brands that come to mind when you thing of premium phones.
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+2 #1 guideX 2010-10-11 14:10
So Samsung is forced to use Qualcomm hardware which is less powerful, advanced then its own so that it can release a WinMo device?.... Not good!
This particular Snapdragon is 2 year old architecture and the worst thing is the GPU. It is literally 30% of the Samsung Hummingbird's SGX 540. What will happen is, in 6 months suddenly Microsoft will support Hummingbird or Qualcomm's with Adreno 220's and THEN you will get serious Fragmentation as there is a massive difference between the two. It would have been reasonable even to go with TI Omap 3630's which are also MUCH more powerful but still very available, GPU test:
+1 #2 crnkoj 2010-10-11 14:43
The LG phone with the tegra2 seems interesting, i wonder if any other manufacturers or even LG will make an android tegra2 based phone (that looks a bit better as this LG WMP7 phone - terrible cheap looks lol)
+1 #3 noypogs16 2010-10-11 16:53
windows phone 7 has a big potential if phone makers are already jumps in this new platform .. the front screen is attractive and user interface is way different than iphone ,rim & android ... good job microsoft seen the lg one and the animation is fast cuz its power by tegra.. i think microsoft has done a great job this time around
+2 #4 DazzXP 2010-10-11 17:07
Funny every website says that it is a snap dragon processor rather then the tegra 2. Also WP7 has no multi tasking so that would make it run smooth.
+1 #5 fudzillalololo 2010-10-11 19:01

WTF, they were announced today in Microsoft press conference, how is this leaked? You are 1 day late.
+2 #6 nele 2010-10-11 19:06
Quoting fudzillalololo:

WTF, they were announced today in Microsoft press conference, how is this leaked? You are 1 day late.

They went public hours before the conference, or a day depending on what time zone you're in...
+1 #7 Serge 2010-10-11 21:09
I seem to agree with most here, I find pointless to force people to use the QSD8520 which is outdated compared to Samsung's Hummingbird (65nm QSD vs 45nm Hummingbird), not to mention Samsung's chip support PowerVR 535 and 540 graphics vs the 530 on QSD.

Honestly this is a cheap move, but we'll see. If that LG phone (the cheap looking one) does indeed use Tegra2 then bingo! as the best smartphone around (ironically)
0 #8 leftiszi 2010-10-11 22:09
Give me a Tegra 2, on a 4.3 screen, with Android and I'm sold!
+4 #9 leftiszi 2010-10-11 22:11
Also, can you please fix the comment counter in the front page?

It's always like, "no comments" and there are 20 comments inside.
+2 #10 DazzXP 2010-10-11 23:26
I think the main problem here is drivers, and Microsofts WHQL support of forcing everyone to use certin hardware. Shame really as the Humming bird processor is the fastest on the market bar none. Till Tegra 2 in the Q1 or even early Q2 to show up.

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