Samsung i8000

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Samsung Omnia II
Samsung GT-i8000 8GB 2.jpg
Manufacturer Samsung
Slogan All in One, Re-defined
Series Samsung Omnia Series
Compatible networks HSUPA 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 country 2009; 7 years ago (2009)
Predecessor Samsung i900 Omnia
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 118 × 60 × 11.9 mm
Weight 117 g
Operating system Windows Mobile 6.1, upgradable to Windows Mobile 6.5
CPU Samsung S3C6410 ARM 1176 800 MHz processor, dedicated graphics[1]
Memory 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 2, 8, or 16 GB internal flash memory
Storage 8 or 16 GB; 2 GB available in some countries
Removable storage microSDHC 32 GB max.
Battery Li-Ion 1.5 Ah
Data inputs Stylus pen, 3-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer for digital compass, ambient light sensor
Display 3.7 inches (94 mm) 16M (limited to 65K)[clarification needed] colours advanced resistive touchscreen WVGA AMOLED (480 × 800)
Rear camera 5 MP, 2,560×1,920 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, QVGA Slow Motion Capabilities at 120FPS
Connectivity WLAN 802.11b/g, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0

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 runs Windows Mobile 6.1, however it's 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 is one of the lowest (best) radiation levels currently sold.


This handset 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, in software, 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.

Connectivity, memory[edit]

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

Omnia II comes with a built in 2, 8, or 16 GB of flash memory and supports hot-swappable microSDHC cards of up to 32 GB, for a theoretical maximum memory 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 support, HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbit/s) and HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbit/s) support.


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 Samsung 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, 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 homescreens via Widget Manager located on top of the sidebar. New Widgets can be downloaded using the "MORE Widget" icon.

The widgets are numerous mini applications or shortcuts to different parts of the user interface, sitting in the tray until drawn to the screen. If the user needs to place a new widget on the screen all that has to be done is to click the arrow at the bottom left corner of the homescreen and slide the widget bar out.

The available widgets vary quite a lot, from digital clock, image gallery, profile manager to the CNN news application and more.

Software products such as Touch Media Player, Touch Calendars and new message threading function are all designed for fingers touch. The device comes with Opera 9.5, which is a very finger-friendly mobile web browser, and it also supports Flash Lite.

Other versions[edit]

Although hardware features are more or less the same, Omnia II is sold as SCH-i920 in the United States under Verizon Wireless and the phone itself has 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's sold as SCH-M710/715 T*Omnia II and it also has a different external appearance.

In Australia, it's sold simply as the Omnia Icon, which can lead to some confusion with the original Omnia Icon. The external appearance is as represented here.


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