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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 31965x
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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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