Samsung I8000 Omnia II

Posted: September 30, 2009 in High quality mobile


The Samsung i8000, also known as the Omnia II, is a multimedia smartphone by Samsung, announced at Samsung Unpacked on June 15, 2009.This handset comes with a 3.7″ AMOLED resistive touchscreen having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, capable of displaying up to 16 million colors. The Windows Mobile operating system limits it, in software, to 65K colors. The screen is at launch industry leading in size and resolution for an AMOLED. It has a 5 megapixel camera with 480p “DVD-like” D1 video recording at 720×480 30 fps. Other imaging assets include geotagging, face detection, and smile detection. The phone has built in video-editing capabilities, including trimming, audio dubbing, live dubbing, and subtitling.The i8000 runs Windows Mobile 6.1, but Samsung will provide an upgrade to version 6.5 when Microsoft releases it.


On the connectivity side, the device offers Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, a standard microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. A GPS receiver with A-GPS is built in.The Omnia II comes with a built in 2, 8, or 16gb of flash memory and supports hot-swappable micro sdhc cards of up to 32gb, for a theoretical maximum memory of 48gb.The i8000 Omnia II is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset with tri-band UMTS support, HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps) support.Verizon has been announced to officially be the US carrier for this phone. However, no official US release date or pricing information is currently available. The phone has been on sale since 18th of July in Singapore.

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Feature list:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI. Will start using Windows Mobile 6.5 when released
  • Processor: Samsung S3C6410 667MHz, with graphics accelerator
  • Ram: 256MB
  • Screen: AMOLED 3.7”, 480×800 resolution, resistive touchscreen
  • Internal memory: 2/8/16 GB
  • Additional memory: microSD slot, up to 32GB
  • Connectivity: 3G, HSDPA support, Wifi, GPS with A-GPS support
  • Ports: 3.5 headphone jack, microUSB port, TV-out
  • Radio: Available with RDS
  • Inputs: Resistive touchscreen
  • Camera: 5 megapixel with dual LED flash with auto focus, Video recording 720×480 resolution at 30fps, secondary camera for video calls
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Video player: DivX, XviD, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Music player: MP3,e-AAC+,WMA,WMDRM, OMA DRM 2.1
  • Battery: 1500mAh, 430 hours stand by time, 10 hours talk time, (using 3G or 2G network)
  • Released: July 2009

  1. Rich McKnight says:

    When will the Samsung i8000 Omnia II be on sale here in the USA?

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