Samsung Omnia smartphones announced

Ooh, shiny. Samsung has announced a whole range of full touch smartphones riffing off last year's rather popular Omnia. Behold, from highest, swankiest specced down:


Omnia II (or the I8000) This multimedia handset is another world's first - how Samsung loves those - with the largest AMOLED display at 3.7 inches and WVGA resolution. AMOLED tech means a hyper clear screen, even in glaring sunlight, and its media specs include a five-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and usual photo apps including photo blogging, music player, video recording at DVD-quality 30fps and support for high-quality DivX and Xvid files, A-GPS and HSDPA/Wi-Fi. Too bad it's still packing a resistive touch-screen rather than the more responsive, iPhone-esque capacitive variety. Comes in 2GB, 8GB and 16GB versions, plus microSDHC slot expandable by up to 32GB.


Omnia Pro (or B7610) This QWERTY slider launched in Asia on Monday, and specs-wise, it's shaping up to be the workhorse of the trio, with separate modes for 'Work' and 'Life' a la Nokia E63 style. Business features include push-email for multiple accounts and Microsoft Office Suite (edit documentss and do a lot of work on the go, woop), while multimedia includes a five-megapixel snapper, high-quality video, AMOLED display, and naturally, A-GPS and HSDPA/Wi-Fi. 1GB internal memory with expandable microSDHC slot.


Omina Lite (or B7300) Another one that did the ol' rumour rounds, the Lite is the lowest spec of the three, though still pushing both business and 'fun' features. No AMOLED display - instead a WQVGA TFT touch-screen, music player, three-megapixel camera with no video recording, support for DivX/Xvid video, A-GPS and HSDPA/Wi-Fi. 250MB internal only, but microSDHC slot expandable to 32GB.


All three phones run on Windows Mobile 6.1, upgradeable to WinMo 6.5 when it's finally released.

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