Did you know: this was the world's first smartphone to record HD video
posted by Florin T. / Jul 23, 2015, 10:50 PM
In a blog post from earlier today, Samsung says that its Galaxy S (the model from 2010) was the world's first smartphone with HD video recording. But that is just not true. Samsung is seemingly forgetting that, when it launched the original Galaxy S, it already had a few smartphones capable of recording 720p video: the OMNIA HD i8910, the Instinct HD, and the Samsung Wave. Among the three, only the Instinct HD is an Android handset. The Wave was running Bada OS, while the OMNIA HD i8910 was based on Symbian (of course, both Bada and Symbian are now extinct OSes).
The world's first phone with HD video recording was based on Symbianand launched before the other two handsets, the OMNIA HD i8910 was, without a doubt, the world's first mobile phone to shoot HD video (this is also mentioned in the press release presenting the device - see the reference link at the end of this article).
Officially unveiled in February 2009, the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 hit shelves in May that year. The handset was able to record 720p video at 24 fps thanks to an 8 MP rear camera with auto focus, digital image stabilization, and LED flash. The camera was quite good, both for video, and photos. You can check out the camera's performance in our Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 review.
Besides the 8 MP rear camera, the OMNIA HD featured a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 360 x 640 pixels (198 ppi), a 600 MHz single-core TI OMAP processor, 256 MB of RAM, 8 GB or 16 GB of internal memory, and a 1500 mAh battery.
You can take a closer look at the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 in the slideshow below.
Do you remember what your first phone capable of shooting HD video was? Let us know in the comments!
reference: Samsung OMNIA HD press release
Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2013
i bought this Omnia at 1st day. i was a king of that time compare to nokia n97.
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 11:41 PM 7
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one of the best products from Sammy was the OMNIA HD i8910. The phone ran Symbian like butter. The photos were top notch.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 12:55 AM 3
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i hate that os BADA
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 1:06 AM 0
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Mine was the Sony Vivaz pro :D Awesome design it had.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 1:10 AM 4
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Missing those days when OEMS like Samsung, Sony, Nokia used to experiment with cool designs and form factors nowadays it's just same monolithic design.!!
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 2:31 AM 1
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miss all those 2000-2007 nokia's design. they make all qwerty, flip, twist camera, dual keyboard, handycam style, lipstick style, square screen, and many more amazing design, sadly those design is totally useless in smartphone era :-/
posted on Jul 25, 2015, 3:20 AM 1
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Well, it was HD, sure, but at 20-23 fps it wasn't much fun, unfortunately.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 4:28 AM 0
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I actually have mine still. Not turning on but I have it still.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 5:52 AM 2
Mine still works but has a fair bit of cosmetic damage, the screen is fine though. Screen protector has been on there for years, no signs of screen burn-in either which is surprising because the Galaxy S's AMOLED display was terrible after two years yet this seems fine after 6 years.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 6:22 AM 1
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