Microsoft reveals new Samsung Windows Phone Mango device [video]

By Tom Warren, on 12th Jul 11 6:48 pm with 70 Comments

New Samsung Windows Phone

Microsoft revealed Samsung’s new Windows Phone Mango device on Tuesday.

Corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division at Microsoft, Steve Guggenheimer, showed off the device at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Speaking in Los Angeles, Guggenheimer briefly revealed Samsung’s next Windows Phone handset. The device appears to resemble Samsung’s Galaxy S II Android model. Samsung is currently testing a device named the SGH-i937 which includes the same bluetooth profile as Windows Phone Mango and is being reported as a Windows Phone device on the occasional gamers list. The Samsung Galaxy S II device features a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a 4.3″ super-AMOLED screen. Samsung also ships the device with an 8MP camera with LED flash and a front facing 2MP camera. Microsoft did not detail the exact specifications for the new Samsung Windows Phone Mango device but it appears the phone features a front-facing camera. Microsoft also revealed a new waterproof Fujitsu handset, and new ZTE and Acer devices.

Windows Phone Mango is expected to include front facing camera support. Microsoft has not yet officially detailed the hardware specifications for Mango devices but a HTC device leaked last week. The device appears to confirm front facing cam support for Mango. The HTC Eternity is a 4.7″ WVGA Super LCD device with a 1.5GHz CPU, 8PM camera (with autofocus and dual LED flash) and front-facing 1.3MP camera. The Eternity includes 16GB of storage, DLNA support and SRS surround sound speakers. Beta 2 versions of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango developer tools include references to front-facing cam support. A new icon appears to be very similar to the rumored “chatter” application that Microsoft may be planning for Windows 8. Details of “chatter” leaked to the internet last month after references to “Chatter” were discovered in early leaked builds of Windows 8. It’s believed that Chatter is a video calling service that will be integrated directly into Windows 8.

Microsoft is expected to ship Windows Phone Mango in the September/October time frame. Nokia will launch its first Windows Phone devices using the new Mango platform. Nokia has previously revealed that it plans to launch its first Windows Phones in six European countries. Nokia plans to launch first in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and the Netherlands. Nokia’s Windows Phone devices are currently labeled with “W” (for Windows). Nokia is also rumored to be launching a dual-core N8 variant with a 12MP camera, QWERTY touchscreen candy bar phone and a cheaper touchscreen device with less expensive body.

Update: Microsoft has reached out to WinRumors to request that the video demo of several new Windows Phones be removed. “Our phone OEMs have not approved for these phones to be disclosed on video” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

  • http://twitter.com/IanMitchel1 Ian Mitchell

    I’m looking forward to more information on it!

  • http://twitter.com/IanMitchel1 Ian Mitchell

    I’m looking forward to more information on it!

  • http://twitter.com/bySeon Seon

    I saw a pink nokia wp7 yayy :) i want blue though!

    • GP007

      That was a toshiba WP7 device actually.

    • GP007

      I mean a Fujitsu, sorry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/todor.tsvetkov Todor Tsvetkov

      That was Fujitsu’s water proof pink phone :D 

  • http://twitter.com/bySeon Seon

    I saw a pink nokia wp7 yayy :) i want blue though!

  • http://www.about.me/AngeloGopaul Eingoluq

    “thin and light” is a theme I can get behind.
    Although everybody is doing it.

  • http://www.about.me/AngeloGopaul Eingoluq

    “thin and light” is a theme I can get behind.
    Although everybody is doing it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deabreu.art Lucas de Abreu

    I’m so excited if this means I can boot WP7 in my SGS2

    • Anonymous

      Unlikely because SGS2 and Focus2 will probably use different chips.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deabreu.art Lucas de Abreu

    I’m so excited if this means I can boot WP7 in my SGS2

  • Anonymous

    It looks very Galaxy-ish.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Doesn’t it just. Looks nice though :)

    • Anonymous

      IDK, I’ve always liked the ’roundedness’ of the Focus better than the boxiness of the Galaxies. But if it means they save on manufacturing costs and the cost of the phone goes down, than right on.

    • MSm_wp

      i expect a qualcomm single core to 1.4Ghz or more like the trinity (for the galaxy wp) and 16/32 GB S.amoled+,gyroscope etc

  • Anonymous

    It looks very Galaxy-ish.

  • Anonymous

    Dual Core 1Gig of RAM on a WP7 device…. I am torn between that and the Nokia…

    • Anonymous

      Well, since the Sea Ray looks a lot like the N9. I think I will pick this one up. I will get the N9 as well, but look at this one… looks so f’n sexxxy. I wanna make out with it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/todor.tsvetkov Todor Tsvetkov

      Well … Samsung = better screen and performance (for now), Nokia = better camera and better overall hardware build. If Nokia release a dual-core phone soon … it will be a killer but i don’t think they will release one until next summer =

      I will personally wait for dual-core Nokia phone … it will have 1GB ram for sure, better camera, better build quality and at least 64gigz of space :D 

    • Eli

      honestly, the only thing i might want is a better camera and more disc space and a better screen but the biggest priority will be the disc space and camera. We all know windows phone runs buttery smooth so with or with no dual-core, the thing is still smooth so before you turn yourselves into fandroids always seeking more specs, take a bite of mango ;)

    • dEuX

      But the N9 design is bloody gorgeous though. I’m torn between gorgeous N9 and Samsung’s Super AMOLED

    • TryllZ

      Although Nokia’s H/W is more reliable than Samsung they haven’t had a better design ever since…well ever since I can remember…Samsung has more appealling, attractive and powerful designs along with better quality materials….

    • neekssuckitbitch

      New nokia sea ray footage http://www.wpcentral.com/breaking-new-video-nokia-sea-ray-device-running-wp7

    • neekssuckitbitch

      New nokia sea ray footage http://www.wpcentral.com/breaking-new-video-nokia-sea-ray-device-running-wp7

    • Beastage

      Same here, I just know that if I buy a Samsung WP device before Nokia releases their phones I Will be terribly dissapointed.

    • neekssuckitbitch

      New nokia sea ray footage http://www.wpcentral.com/breaking-new-video-nokia-sea-ray-device-running-wp7

    • neekssuckitbitch

      New nokia sea ray footage http://www.wpcentral.com/breaking-new-video-nokia-sea-ray-device-running-wp7

  • Anonymous

    Dual Core 1Gig of RAM on a WP7 device…. I am torn between that and the Nokia…

  • Piratelooksat40

    Hopefully they won’t screw up the memory and will allow it to get future updates.

  • http://twitter.com/abhi1manyu Abhimanyu Jamwal

    ok!! i can confirm this: wp7 mango will have a front facing camera :D yayayayayay
    I can also confirm that I am using an HTC HD7 and i will be stuck with it for another year unless a company hires me and pays me more than enough to afford two wp7 phones.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t it tradition to mention the sources when confirming something? ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lkratochvil Lukas Kratochvil

    expandable memory???? 16 gig is not enough.

  • James

    I wonder what provider this would be for and when it would come out?  I’m an Sprint now and want to ditch my Evo for the Arrive asap, but if this is coming soon I don’t know if I should wait or just get the Arrive.

  • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s sarkis chamelian

    I WANT THEM ALL NOW NOW NOW !!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/arvydasg.93 Arvydas Grušeckas

      I only want that Samsung Sexy phone!

    • Anonymous

      Of the three low-endish ones, the only interesting one was the Fujitsu.

      Both the Acer and ZTE ones looked aweful, in my opinion. 

    • Anonymous

      I find the ZTE to be extremely attractive o_O

    • http://profiles.google.com/arvydasg.93 Arvydas Grušeckas

      I only want that Samsung Sexy phone!

    • Test1ngi23

      I was wondering when Winrumor’s cheerleader would arrive…

    • http://www.facebook.com/top.p.nakornratanachai Phongsakorn Nakornratanachai

      I like my Samsung Focus! why dont they just upgrade FOCUS to have front camera and new cpu! :)

    • neekssuckitbitch
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  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal Jimmy Fallon

    When and where can we get the full video on this conference that is happening? I want to see and hear Ballmer and Lees speak for myself. Please…

    Those guys at Business Insider are already trying to incite riot by claiming a Xmas launch for Mango.
    jf

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t waste time with Business Insiders. They are jokers and they hate MS.

    • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

      You can always watch the keynotes live at: http://www.digitalwpc.com

      I’m sure they will post the videos in a week or so.

  • Dhaoracle

    The Samsung WPMango phone will definitely be my next phone for sure if Nokia doesn’t come super hard with their Flagship phone. This is an exact replica of the Samsung Galaxy S II’s hardware that I wanted, except without the Android on it.

    Super AMOLED Plus, 4.3 inch screen, hopefully Orion Processor, and WPMango is a great combination of a great phone that I will definitely buy and many others will just because of all of the superiority it holds.     

  • Anonymous

    That Fujitsu pink phone looks a lot like Nokia’s “Sea Ray”.

  • justin

    mango with a 4.3″ super-AMOLED screen – im drooling

    • Anonymous

      probably Super AMOLED Plus

  • Anonymous

    Being in Japan, chances are the only phone i’ll be able to get is the Fujitsu (for now, at least).  Perhaps the Samsung later.  I’ve read leaks saying the Fujitsu is coming to AU by Kddi in Japan. 

    I’m interested in the fact it’s Waterproof and looks different.  But I’m really drawn to the Samsung’s screen.  I wish I could have the Samsung screen on the Fujitsu device.  Plus, being a Japanese phone maker I’m guessing the Fujitsu will have an awesome camera. Decisions, decisions.

    Nokia really interests me, but they pulled out of Japan. :/

  • Anonymous

    Being in Japan, chances are the only phone i’ll be able to get is the Fujitsu (for now, at least).  Perhaps the Samsung later.  I’ve read leaks saying the Fujitsu is coming to AU by Kddi in Japan. 

    I’m interested in the fact it’s Waterproof and looks different.  But I’m really drawn to the Samsung’s screen.  I wish I could have the Samsung screen on the Fujitsu device.  Plus, being a Japanese phone maker I’m guessing the Fujitsu will have an awesome camera. Decisions, decisions.

    Nokia really interests me, but they pulled out of Japan. :/

  • Anonymous

    I’m already very pleased with my HD7 running nodo but I can’t imagine how good Mango on this or the HTC Enternity would be. I can see an early upgrade charge in my future.

  • floyd

    lol…3d super amoled plus with a little dual core!

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t bet on dual cores. There hasn’t been any sign that indicates it. More likely, we will see a 1.5GHz Snapdragon with more powerful GPU.

  • Dino

    i want the new Samsung… but i hope it doesn’t have the upgrade problems in the future.

  • Anonymous

    i will be buying one on day one!

  • Viruela22

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  • http://twitter.com/Jota João Pedro

    Oh, f*** Nokia, THAT is my next phone. I very happy with my Omnia 7 and pretty sure I’ll be happy with this one too.

  • Anonymous

    I have an EVO at the moment im waitinf on a 4G dual core Sprint phone. Im really tired of android i loved my HD7 When i had T-Mobile im hoping Sprint gets that Samsung by October!!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else notice the “phenomenal screen resolutions” part? Could we see a bump to higher resolution with Apollo?

  • http://www.meratvforum.org T.v Serials

    That waterproof design in multiple colors (assuming here) would be a
    nice addition to the mix. I bet that would be an attractive feature for
    some people. Nice thinking outside the box a bit there. 

  • dEuX

    Btw, does thing phone comes with NFC?

  • http://www.samsunggalaxys2.nl/ GalaxySII

    Who want’s the Galaxy SII with Windows Phone on it????

    Android is working just fine for me!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for this list! It is very useful for me.

  • Eberton Konieczny Sobreira

    And what about the plans to launch in the most expensive place to live in the world: Brazil ??? High…. but high… no, I mean…. REALLY high taxes!! What about the plans???

  • Anonymous

    Never buy a M$ Phone. I dont support a criminal patent troll!

  • Anonymous

    Never buy a M$ Phone. I dont support a criminal patent troll!

  • Meekermoloko

    My next phone won’t be a Samsung.  Even though I like my Focus, I don’t want to be waiting months for updates.  Not entirely sure if this is due to AT&T or Sammy or both, but still waiting for the “important” security update and who knows when Mango will be available for it?

    I hope the Nokia phones gets better respect when I get my Apollo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/perrimcphee Perri McPhee

    Has anyone heard anything about what carrier this beautiful Samsung will go to? I’m hoping for Verizon.