Samsung Omnia II GT-I8000 preparing for June 15th launch? [Video]

Jun 9, 2009
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Further details regarding the Samsung GT-I8000 have emerged, and it seems that you're looking at the Samsung Omnia II (or Omnia2; the nomenclature isn't decided yet).  Packing a 3.7-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen - that's tipped to use an AMOLED panel - the Omnia II has an 8.1-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and VGA video recording at 30fps.

Connectivity is tipped to include 3G UMTS, WiFi, Bluetooth and miniUSB, while there's also GPS and a microSD card slot.  The UI is prompting discussion: some are saying that it's unchanged over previous iterations of Samsung's Windows Mobile TouchWiz overlay, while a video demo said to be of the Omnia II shows a new, cubic arrangement.

Video UI demo after the cut

Other hardware specs include an unspecified Qualcomm processor and 150MB of internal memory.  There's also some confusion over the display specifications, as at least one source tips the AMOLED panel to support up to 16.7m colors while at present Windows Mobile will only support 65,000 colors.

Nonetheless, this looks to be an interesting follow-up to the original Windows Mobile Omnia i900.  There's talk of it being announced at a Samsung event on June 15th.

[via SlashPhone]


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