By October 15, 2009

Samsung Omnia II unboxing video

Samsung seem to be getting a lot of mileage from the Omnia brand, this time launching the Omnia II complete with the new Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. This is the first non-HTC device that we’ve seen with WM 6.5 so it’ll be interesting to see what they have done differently.

The Samsung Omnia II (GT-i8000)

The Samsung Omnia II (GT-i8000)


The Omnia II (GT-i8000) is similar in size and design to the HTC Touch HD, virtually the same size screen and almost the same form-factor, however, Samsung have given the Omnia II more power with a 800mHz CPU and obviously have it powered by WM 6.5. Samsung have kept their desktop widgets that have proven to be popular on the original Omnia and have skinned the Start menu and settings screen in a similar way to HTC to the point that there is virtually no need to be exposed to the Windows Mobile screens and menus if you don’t want them.

James will be reviewing the Samsung Omnia II over the next week so please do feel free to post your question over on the Omnia II forum post if there is anything specific you would like to know or that you would like covered in the review.

Have a look at the unboxing video below to see the handset in a little more detail and to have a quick overview of the OS and UI.


Samsung Omnia II unboxing video

NOTE that the handset in the video is a pre-release model and you’ll see that it has Windows Mobile 6.1 installed – the final retail version will have Windows Mobile 6.5 and our review will be of the 6.5 version. Sorry for the confusion!


Samsung Omnia II specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • 8GB Internal memory (16GB Available)
  • Processor – 800 MHz
  • AMOLED resistive touchscreen, 65K colours, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
  • Operating Frequency – 2G Network – GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G Network – HSDPA 900/1900/2100
  • HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • Wifi – 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • Built-in with A-GPS
  • MicroSD socket supports up to 32GB
  • DixX / XviD / MPEG4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV player
  • Camera – 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Auto-focus, Dual Power LED flash
  • Li-Ion 1500mAh battery
  • Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 430 h (3G)
  • Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
  • 118 x 59.6 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight – 117 grams with battery


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