Samsung launched it’s high-end Omnia W handset through Telstra this week. The Omnia W appears to be the first second-generation Windows Phone 7 handset to launch in Australia.

Samsung wouldn’t comment on the release of the Omnia W this week, but Telstra is openly advertising the handset through its website on plans worth $99 or above.

Telstra’s site states that the Omnia W – the follow-up to Samsung’s earlier Omnia 7 handset – comes with a 1.4GHz processor, 8GB of on-board storage space, and a 4.7” Super AMOLED touchscreen running at a resolution of 480×800. The phone weighs 115 grams and has dimensions of 115.9mm by 59.8mm by 10.89mm.

Telstra is advertising the phone as having a battery that can last for up to 180 minutes worth of talk time, or up to 250 hours of standby time.

The phone runs the Windows Phone Mango update.

You can check out the Samsung Omnia W phone here.

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