We saw the majority of the details on these little devils from Samsung a little earlier on today but it’s always nice to get the official.
Ladies and germs, meet the Omnias – the latest family to move into smartphone street. First up is the Omnia II (I800), successor to the original Omnomnomnia.comcomcomnia. It’s got a very pretty 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, the same kind of 5-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor and the TouchWiz 2.0 interface to mask the joys of Windows Mobile 6.1.
There’s the same fantastic audio and video codec support as on the Jet, and the other Omnias too as it goes, as well as A2DP Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HSDPA too. All present and correct.
A-GPS is in the house, as is a 3.5mm jack, you get a much better 1500 mAh battery than on the Jet and it measures a very similar sounding 118 x 60 x 11.9 mm. It’s available in 2GB/8GB/16GB sizes all expandable with microSD and all in all sounds like a decent buy.
Next up is the OmniaPRO B7610, or what we called the Louvre not too long ago, and it’s designed as a work/play combo machine.
The hard QWERTY sets it out from the other handsets but there’s still a 5-megapixel CMOS camera and 3.5-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen to go with it. It’s compatible with all Office apps and works with Opera Mini 9.5.
It still does all the tricks available on the Omnia II but there’s only the 1GB of expandable storage and the keyboard does make it a little chunkier at 12.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm.
The Lite does what it says on the tin. It’s a slightly stripped down, and probably cheaper, version of the Omnia II. Again, generous on the codecs but a lower resolution and still impressive sounding 3-megapixel CMOS sensor camera to play with. Just a 3-inch WQVGA display this time around though.
There’s a smaller 250MB of expandable storage but the 107 x 51.8 x 12.9 mm, 103g phone has still got that big old 1500 mAh battery which should mean it lasts you a good while.
If you like a Samsung phone, then today has officially been your lucky day.
Samsung press releases
On top of dropping Android handsets into the rumour mill this morning, Samsung’s also throwing in an entry into the rumpus that’ll be occurring this summer between the HTC Magic, new iPhone, Palm Pre, and Nokia N97.
The Omnia Pro is just a rumour at the moment, but what a rumour – a 3.5″ AMOLED display and 5-megapixel camera combine with a slide-out QWERTY to make a tasty set of specs. Apparently it’ll be running Windows Mobile 6.1, but that’ll be upgradable to 6.5 when it’s released.
Best of all, it’s on the cards to cost very little – just €500. Whether that’ll give it an advantage in a market that’s more focused on specs than price remains to be seen, but the “current economic climate” should help.