Samsung i8000 Omnia II

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Samsung Omnia II
Samsung GT-i8000 8GB 2.jpg
ManufacturerSamsung
SloganAll in One, Re-defined
SeriesSamsung Omnia Series
Compatible networksHSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE/GPRS Quad Band 850, 900, 1,800, and 1,900 MHz, UMTS Tri Band 900, 1,900, and 2,100 MHz
Availability by region2009; 10 years ago (2009)
PredecessorSamsung i900 Omnia
Form factorCandybar
Dimensions118 × 60 × 11.9 mm
Mass117 g
Operating systemWindows Mobile 6.1, upgradable to Windows Mobile 6.5
CPUSamsung S3C6410 ARM 1176 800 MHz processor, dedicated graphics[1]
Memory256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 2, 8, or 16 GB internal flash memory
Storage8 or 16 GB; 2 GB available in some countries
Removable storagemicroSDHC 32 GB max.
BatteryLi-Ion 1.5 Ah
Data inputsStylus pen, 3-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer for digital compass, ambient light sensor
Display3.7 inches (94 mm) 16M (limited to 65K)[clarification needed] colours advanced resistive touchscreen WVGA AMOLED (480 × 800)
Rear camera5 MP, 2,560×1,920 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, QVGA Slow Motion Capabilities at 120FPS
ConnectivityWLAN 802.11b/g, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0

The Samsung Omnia II GT-I8000(H/L/U) is a multimedia smartphone announced at Samsung Mobile Unpacked on June 15, 2009.[2] Earlier Omnia II releases run Windows Mobile 6.1, however they are upgradable to version 6.5. There is also an unofficial and experimental Android version available. Verizon is the official US carrier for this phone and released it in December 2009.

Radiation level[edit]

At a SAR of 0.197, this phone has one of the lowest (best) radiation levels currently sold.[when?]

Display[edit]

This smartphone comes with a 3.7" AMOLED resistive screen having a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels and 16 million colors. It is used in conjunction with a stylus pen. The Windows Mobile operating system limits it to 65536 colors. However, it produces unparalleled colour contrast and to date, it and the Samsung Omnia Pro B7610, are still the only Windows phones to use this technology.[when?]

Connectivity, memory[edit]

For connectivity, the device offers Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, a microUSB port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, and a GPS receiver with A-GPS built in.

The Omnia II comes with 2, 8, or 16 GB of internal flash memory and supports hot-swappable microSDHC cards of up to 32 GB, for a theoretical maximum storage of 48 GB. It has 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM.

The i8000 Omnia II is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset with tri-band UMTS, and HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbit/s) and HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbit/s) support.

Camera[edit]

The Omnia II has a 5-Megapixel camera with 480p "DVD-like" D1 video recording at 720 × 480 pixels and 30 frames per second. Other imaging assets include geotagging, face detection, and smile detection. The phone has built-in video editing abilities, including trimming, audio dubbing, live dubbing, and subtitling. The Omnia II includes an advanced image-capturing feature called ActionShot Panoramic photography.

ActionShot panoramic photo captured with Omnia2 device.

User interface, software features[edit]

Unlike its predecessor, the Samsung Omnia which came with 3 different proprietary homescreens, the Omnia II only comes with the Touchwiz UI. Touchwiz has been upgraded so that there are now 3 customizable homescreens. Furthermore, widgets can now be excluded from the homescreen via Widget Manager. New widgets can be downloaded using the "MORE Widget" icon.

The widgets are mini applications or shortcuts to different parts of the user interface, sitting in the tray until drawn to the screen. Available widgets include a digital clock, image gallery, profile manager, news application and more.

This phone was the among the first to support Swype. This phone was used by Franklin Page on 22 March 2010, along with Swype, to break a world record for fastest text message on a touch screen, a fact which was utilized in marketing campaigns for the phone.[3]

Software such as Touch Media Player, Touch Calendars and a new message app are all designed for touch. The device comes with Opera 9.5, which is a very touch-friendly mobile web browser, with support for Flash Lite.


Problems[edit]

  • Marketing Problem : In other countries, Omnia II is just Windows Mobile Smartphone, but in South Korea, it's not an just Windows Mobile Smartphone. In 2009, Apple's iPhone launched to Korea, so Samsung and other companies including carriers started to defend their home. Therefore, using their power to media, they started to write some false facts about iPhone with sentence that 'iPhone can't run something that Omnia can.', or 'Korean need to buy Korean Smartphone(Samsung, LG, etc.), not American Smartphone. Finally, SK Telecom, the Korean carrier made advertisement that compare with iPhone. Advertisement Picture In that advertisement, they making some non-fact compare to iPhone such as Omnia is great battery but iPhone is not(According to spec, Omnia has more battery, but because of software, Omnia's battery drained much faster than iPhone's one.). In other point of view, people in Korea believed by media and they bought lots of Omnia especially Omnia II. Therefore, Omnia had nickname called 'Omraigi(Hangul : 옴레기)' which means Omnia + Suraigi(Trash in Korean).
  • Financial Problem to Customer : Because of their unstable software, there were lots of problems. For example, someone got $500 charge because of Omnia connected Internet or dial a call without user's command. However, carrier or Samsung didn't refund it because of reason that 'User can't prove that Omnia call or connect internet without any user's command.'.

Other versions[edit]

The Omnia II is sold as SCH-i920 in the United States under Verizon Wireless with a different external appearance. This version has 8 GB of storage and is lacking the front-facing camera with only a single LED flash on the rear camera. The button layout has also been adjusted and the 3.5mm jack and micro USB port have been moved to the sides of the device.

In Korea, it is sold as SCH-M710/715 T*Omnia II, also with different external appearance.

In Australia, it is sold as the Omnia Icon, different from the original Omnia Icon. The external appearance is as represented here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung I8000 Omnia II - Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com.
  2. ^ "Combine Work and Play with the New Omnia Series". Retrieved on June 29, 2009
  3. ^ "Samsung Mobile And Swype Set New Guinness World Record" (Press release). Samsung USA. March 22, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2010.

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