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Samsung SGH-i708 hits the FCC: a WP Mango remake of the Omnia 7?

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Samsung SGH-i708 hits the FCC: a WP Mango remake of the Omnia 7?
The Samsung SGH-i708 has just hit the FCC and it’s a dual-mode CDMA/GSM handset running an unspecified version of Windows Phone and looking much like the Samsung Omnia 7 with a square relatively slim body. But even though the version is not pointed out, it looks like the SGH-i708 will run Mango as up front it seems to sport a snapper, and front-facing cameras are a feature expected to come only with the soon-to-come Windows Phone update. 

On top there’s the standard 3.5mm headset jack and next to it we have a microUSB port for charging the device. On the bottom, the picture gets blurred, but judging by the design of the original Omnia 7, it should be a microphone, though it does look strange and might turn out to be something different, possibly a hot-swappable microSD card slot, but this could be just our wishful thinking speaking here.

On the back, there’s another camera with a single LED flash. There are four buttons on the sides - one should be the volume rocker on the left accompanied by a mysterious toggle-like button, which was missing on the while on the right there is what might be a power key and hopefully a dedicated shutter button.

The Samsung SGH-i708 sports the usual suspects for connectivity - Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and as far as we could tell there's a 2,000mAh battery that powers the device. The SGH-i708 goes by an FCC ID of A3LSGHI708 and seems like a possible match for CDMA-based US carriers like Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular, judging by the frequencies alone. It has the look of an Omnia 7 successor, but Samsung could also market it differently - in any case, it’s your opinion that matters the most, so feel free to share your thoughts about the handset below.

source: FCC

Samsung SGH-i708 hits the FCC: a WP Mango remake of the Omnia 7?
Samsung SGH-i708 hits the FCC: a WP Mango remake of the Omnia 7?
Samsung SGH-i708 hits the FCC: a WP Mango remake of the Omnia 7?
Samsung SGH-i708 hits the FCC: a WP Mango remake of the Omnia 7?

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posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:58 1

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


wow Samsung is producing new products everyday just like trees.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:21 1

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the design is kinda... average, but that 2000mhz battery sounds awesome.. lol

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:59

7. GJanee (Posts: 211; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


mhz? :D

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:42 1

9. abcdefgod (unregistered)


MAh. But hey, he got two out of three letters right, and one of them even in the right position.
On the internet, that's a job well done.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:09 2

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Windows Phone Mango and Samsung Hardware for the WIN!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:15 2

4. Striker (unregistered)


Now that's more like it! But anyway I prefer Nokia with WP, rather than Samsung.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:24 1

5. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Less than 4" screen, it looks like? Is EVERY CDMA Mango less than 4"??? Best I could tell. Ready for a little variety with the Mango flavor, gang....

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:58

6. GJanee (Posts: 211; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


since it's almost the same as the omnia 7, it has a 4" screen as well.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:26 2

8. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


I wish they would start releasing some new WP7 hardware on the CDMA side in the states. I have the Trophy but I really want a major high end WP7 device with a 4 inch plus screen and LTE radio.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 15:04

11. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Agreed. Looks the same as the original Omnia7 that came out a year ago. Wouldn't be surprised if this is just a "refresh" of that phone.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 13:32

10. tralala (unregistered)


Bottom port is for SIM-card.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:14

14. Jensv (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Liar.It's the microphone. SIM card is placed underneath the battery.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 12:57

15. tralala (unregistered)


Ehm, did you check the internal pictures? Go to the source of this article and open the PDF. No SIM-card slot under the battery.

Just sayin'

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 18:45

16. Jensv (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I took this from the user manual which can be found where you've had your pictures:

Install the SIM card and battery
1. Remove the battery cover. If the phone is on, press and hold [...] to turn it off.
2. Insert SIM card. Place the SIM card in the phone with the gold-coloured contacts facing down.
3. Insert the battery
4. Replace the battery cover.

I'm pretty sure the SIM is underneath the battery :)

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 17:16

12. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)


This is actually what I was hoping for. Hopefully this comes out soon.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 00:29

13. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


HTC Titan FTW!

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