Samsung announced the OMNIA touch smartphone

Samsung announced the OMNIA touch smartphone
Today, Samsung announced the OMNIA, touted as a multimedia-friendly smartphone and an all-in-one device. Until now, it was known by its internal model number (SGH-i900) since information about it has leaked from a few sources. As it is official, its full real specifications are now revealed.

It is based on Windows Mobile Professional 6.1, personalized with the TouchWiz interface we have seen in the F480 back in February. It will add widgets to the homescreen, but we are not sure if there will be changes in the rest of the WM interface. The OMNIA specifications are of a high-class model and Samsung will try to position it both, as high-end all-in-one smartphone and a multimedia-friendly phone with user-friendly interface, rival of the iPhone (3G) and HTC Touch Diamond.

It comes with a 3.2” WQVGA touch display, 8 or 16GB of memory (two versions will be available), plus a slot for microSD cards, and support for both DivX and XviD straight out-of-the-box, in order to play high-quality video clips without the need to encode them especially for the phone. Additionally, it has a 5-megapixel camera with a nice set of software features (including face and smile detection) and an option for geo-tagging, as an integrated GPS is also present.

Samsung OMNIA i900 is a quad-band GSM with support for HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and WiFi, for usage when out of European 3G network coverage. Similar to other new offerings, it has brushed metal look and slim profile (0.5” / 12.5mm). Other features include accelerometer for auto-rotation of the display orientation and “optical mouse” (as in the i780), which is similar to a laptop’s touchpad.

OMNIA will be first available in the Southeast Asian market before June 20th, and in Europe from July. Pricing information is not announced, but you should expect it to be similar to the Touch Diamond.

source: Samsung

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