UPDATED: Samsung's Omnia II for Verizon spotted, pictured and videoed at CTIA

UPDATED: Samsung's Omnia II for Verizon spotted, pictured and videoed at CTIA
The fall CITA 2009 convention is well underway, and the big news came today from Samsung as they showcased their upcoming Omnia II i920 smartphone, which will be available through Verizon Wireless (though no price or date was announced). The Omnia II features a large 3.7" 480x800 WVGA resolution AMOLED display and comes with the new TouchWiz 2.0 interface, 5MP camera with 720x480 resolution video recording, and an advanced multimedia player for music and a wide variety of video formats. Unfortunately, the Omnia II will ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, but soon after there will be an updated ROM to version 6.5.

Samsung Omnia II i920 Preliminary Specifications

source: Phonedog and MobileTechReview

*UPDATE 1* Samsung has also launched a teaser site for the Omnia II where you can sign-up for updates.

*UPDATE 2* A new video of the Omnia II was posted on YouTube by PhoneScoop which shows the phones TouchWiz 2.0 interface.



1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Very Nice Looking Phone! I'm Impressed to say the least... except for the fact that it WON'T be shipped with WinMo 6.5. That's Lame.

14. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

yea but you can always get the upgrade for it

21. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

free or paid?

2. JC_Agga

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

At last!!!!! Finally Thanks you Samsung for switching backplate with red finished battery cover!! Also, i always hated the cube center button. It looked annoyinhg and glad they put similar looking center button with Omnia pro.

15. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

3.7 screen all thats means all my games on my omnia is not going to work all but im going to get that phone i already got the HTC Imagio

3. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

WOW! this phone is fucking amazing!!! if only i had 30 more dollars a month to spend on the data plan, I would have this phone the day it hits. but since i dont, idk what i am going to do. It sucks, cause this phone is my favorite by far....it kills any htc phone, iphone and any other phone on any other carrier. The leo for verizon might end up being better, but i doubt it. THIS PHONE KICKS ASS!!!

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well you could get another job. :-)

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

No way... VZW is taking longer to release another phone, never! This phone should have been released 3 months ago and the 6.5 update should have been made for release for sometime in november. I was going to get this phone, if it had come out 2 months ago, but now I am just going to pass and wait for a MW 7 upgradeable phone like the Leo or whatever... I have a hacked version of 6.5 on my Vogue/6900 and that will just have to do. Way to go VZW. If you want my business you need to release phones on time in a practical manner, not when the next generation phone is released on another carrier. Otherwise, I will just wait and not upgrade.

7. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

Immature whiniing little wankers! The phone was first announced less than four months ago by sammy, and the gsm version was the initial model. They had to get a cdma model, deliver initial phones to vzw, get things tested and modded for vzw, get quantities built and delivered...wtf do you children want? "I saw it on the web and I demand they get it to me NOW, or else I'm going to flood bulletin boards on uninformed rumor mill phone blogs and claim I'll go to some other sucky carrier!" Grow up. If it comes out in November it's still fater than vzw has gotten phones out in the past. Next you'll start the nonsensical complaints about alleged crippling of the phone. As far as 6.5, it will be out there, but I know, you have the attention span of a gnat and you'll cry because you can't have your unrerasonable demands met. I pity your parents.

9. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'm with Scroffy. As I have said in many posts I work for a chipset manufacturer and I mentioned awhile back I built one of our chipsets for this phone at the beginning of June, and that it's usually 6 months after that is when you see it on shelves. Now people are complaining it's not out yet? The original Omnia didn't come out to VZW till December 08, it's only October, so they should have the successor after 10 months? Nobody complains when the Iphone takes an entire year to do less of and update each time. But not ok for Samsung and Verizon? Makes not sense.

11. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I have seen test models of this phone on the vzw network for months now. I have seen the upgrades since it's initial launch as I know a VZW beta tester... and nothing has changed from what he has told me as far as functionality goes from the first beta sw release to the current software that is on there now. When I got to play with it 3 months ago, the phone was awesome and I wanted it. Now it will come out at the end of october, when the UK gets the LEO which is superior in every way to any windows phone out right now? And rumars that it will come to the US early 2010 means that vzw will probably get it october of next year.... so if i upgrade now, I won't be able to upgrade again until June 2011. I don't want to pay full retail for the LEO/HD2 or a comparable model that could be upgraded to WM7 when it is released and be stuck with 6.5. I like to be on top of things when it comes to technology, and would rather not dish out $800 in one year for a phone with 2x everything hardware-wise in a phone. So like I said... I will wait and VZW can keep wasting money by trying to market me to get me to upgrade. I would settle for the TG01 because of the SNapdragon 1GHz processor... blah blah...

18. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

I call total bs on skirtwearer. Months my ass. It was first announced in mid June. GSM test units were getting out in July. Initial CDMA units weren't even available for any testing at all until August. Ooooh, she knows a beta tester, so that is evidence that nothing has changed. So not only is she a spoiled child with immediate gratification needs, but a liar as well. And what is the big deal about >65k? It's been a limitation of windows mobile, but honestly, there are bigger functionality issues than rendering more colors that most people can't discriminate between anyway. There will always be delays getting phones to market, no matter what carrier you are with in the US. When your dream phone finally is available, you will always have a new dream phone, so you kids will never be happy

19. pdub73

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

Thank you...well said...my only complaints are the placement of the Headphone jack, and MiniUSB port...not a deal breaker, I just don't understand why they would put them on the side of the phone, maybe it has to with the slim form of the phone...anyway...I hope they drop it in October but November is fine too, be a nice Bday gift to myself... as far as 6.5 I doubt u will even notice WinMo is there with samsung's UI all over the phone...if u don't like that try SPB Mobile shell, or wait for the 6.5 ROM that will be out soon after the release of the Omnia II

26. mattrenn

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Your a moron, the more you wait the more money Verizon makes, they build your "new every two" into the monthly rates, so if you don' t upgrade on time, then you give them that much more money. They don't really care, except if you leave.

5. Lo127

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Did you notice the different placement of the camera and the flash is different

8. tmax224

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 05, 2009

nice phone, weak os...android would be nice on this

10. vnewton09

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 09, 2009

I would have 2 agree...that would make this phone #1 in my book!

12. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

im going to get omnia 2 and all you need is the software from the HTC Imagio to make it in to the phone anyways lol well i say you got to get this phone its going to be sweet and i think its about time they start making PDA's with higher color not no 65k thats so lame and old school come on you nerds if you make they will buy it lol

22. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Seriously.... google "punctuation"

13. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

and verizon has to stop blocking out all the cool things that phone can do i love my verizon but i have to say they suck when it comes to the calling plans and texting and internet it cost to damn much lol sorry verizon you know i love you lol ok time to go to work

16. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME its about damn time they start making PDA's with higher color not no 65k thats so lame and old school come on you nerds if you make they will buy it lol

23. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Oh...and the preliminary specs for the Omnia 2 state "65k Colors"

17. filteroff

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 18, 2009

Optical track pad? Thats awesome!

20. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

why do they always take out the secondary camera?

24. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

I think Locoboy808's doctor shouldn't have told him to quit taking the meds. What are the odds that the red area on the back has something to do with inductive charging?

25. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

Why remove a secondary camera? Well, considering some limited videocalling is the only use, no issues whatsoever. It's for nancys. As for a track pad/ball/whatever, they are great on non-touchscreen phones (my gf has an ozone which uses a dpad, I'd like a track pad/ball on that). However, for touchscreen phones they are pretty useless. The optical trackpad on my omnia never gets used, it's simply a handy button. why trackpad/ball when you have a finger that does the same thing but better?

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