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?
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

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Omnia 7
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.16h 3G talk time)



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

wow Samsung is producing new products everyday just like trees.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

7. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

mhz? :D

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.

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Windows Phone Mango and Samsung Hardware for the WIN!

4. Striker unregistered

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

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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....

6. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

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

8. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

10. tralala unregistered

Bottom port is for SIM-card.

14. Jensv

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

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

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'

16. Jensv

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 09, 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 :)

12. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

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

13. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC Titan FTW!

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