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PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Omnia II Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 13.07.09 - 21:12:00 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 31501x
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The recently announced Samsung Omnia II GT-I8000 is Samsung's Windows Mobile successor to the original Samsung Omnia smartphone, one of the best selling Windows Mobile touchscreen phones ever. With the Omnia II, Samsung overhauled the original Omnia by adding the latest technology. While the initial release will run on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Samsung will offer a free Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade later. Running on an Samsung ARM 1176 based S3C6410 mobile application processor at 800 MHz (or 667 MHz, yet not 100 % confirmed), the Samsung Omnia II features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSPA at 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps. Furthermore the smartphone features Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WiFi b/g, aGPS and an FM radio with RDS.

A real upgrade to the original Omnia is the 3.7" WVGA (480x800) AMOLED touchscreen which features - as Samsung calls it - "Advanced R-type" tactile feedback. However, the increased display size has its price. The device measures 118 x 60 x 11.9 mm, which is way bigger than the first Samsung and even bigger than Samsung's Galaxy smartphone.

Like the original Omnia, the Omnia II features a 5 megapixel CMOS autofocus camera but now with dual power LED and a front facing camera for video telephony. The main camera features video recordings at 30 fps up to 720x480 pixel, for photos it features face detection, smile shot as well as support for blogging and geo tagging.

The Omnia II comes with an internal memory of 2, 8, or 16 GB (depends on the version) which can be expanded by microSD memory cards. Like all the recent Samsung smartphones, the Omnia II also features a micro USB port for sync and charge as well as a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack.

The Samsung Omnia II is expected to be released anytime end of August/early September.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Anon on 14.07.09 - 12:29:11

Kill me but the original Omnia looked better! What's wrong with Samsung? The Omnia II, Jet and Galaxy all look the same? Not bad but also not as good as the previous devices. Samsung can do it better! But the specs are fantastic, that's out of question!

Posted by pgamble on 14.07.09 - 14:45:18

Hi Arne

Can you verify all of these specs ?
The Samsung mobile site was selective across the 3 devices about the specs they gave - eg for the Pro they showed 800Mhz and TV-Out ... for the Omnia II they didn't ... All the references I've seen to date suggested the II had both of these but I believe it is all assumptions. Samsung themselves have refused to respond either way ... I've tried directly.

Do you have definitive specs re CPU speed or are yours assumptions as well ?

Given they Pro is using the new variant of the same processor running at 800Mhz and we know that CPU speed is needed for the 720x480 video recording and Touch Wiz ... it would seem odd if they offered a clocked down version of the same CPU for the Omnia II.

We also don't have absolute confirmation re RAM capacity.


Posted by Arne Hess on 14.07.09 - 15:50:43

@pgamble: That's the info I received but please keep in mind that this info is yet not 100 % confirmed. Nevertheless, the used CPU is indeed a Sasmsung ARM1176 S3C6410 as the About screen confirms.
Regarding RAM and ROM the device lists 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM (plus the extra storage).

Posted by BusinessM on 14.07.09 - 19:56:01

Since there are several Omnias, I was confused before checking this article.
It is the 4 Omnia comparison chart.

Posted by irispen on 15.07.09 - 07:28:04

Its 800mhz
it is officially said by samsung you can check it out here: … -revealed/

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