Samsung has launched the Omnia i8000, AKA Omnia II, along with three more previously unknown handsets; two new PRO series models and a Lite version too.
We already brought you the ‘need to know’ on the Omnia 2 i8000, so bounce on over there if you missed that one but essentially it’s an 8.1-megapixel, TouchWiz rockin’, connectivity monster that’s reported to feature a swish new Cubic UI for certain functions.
The OmniaPRO B7610 seems a more business/functionality centric handset that takes on a hybrid touch/qwerty form factor.
Like most business orientated smartphones worth their salt nowadays, the 7610 will come with multiple email methods supported, WiFi, 3G connectivity and document editing software for working on the move.
It’s not all business though and the 7610 will come with a respectable 5-megapixel snapper to keep you entertained, plus there’s reports that the handset will feature an OLED screen – we can only hope it will be as good as the one we praised in our i8910 review.
The second PRO model will be the B7320 which will pack a lesser 3-megapixel camera and will take on a more traditional Qwerty form factor, a la the E71.
There’s no explicit mention of 3G/HSDPA with this handset, but there is confirmation of WiFi on board.
And finally, the Omnia Lite B7300. This handset may be Lite by name but it doesn’t seem to be feature-Lite by nature; under the bonnet there’s a 3-megapixel snapper, WiFi, A-GPS, HSDPA and the pre-installed Opera 9.5 browser, the package is finished off by Samsung’s popular TouchWiz UI. Unfortunately you don’t get the impressive OLED display with the Lite, and must make-do with the standard LCD instead.
We’re not sure exactly what operating systems will be put into play here but the original Omnia ran Windows Mobile, the Omnia HD runs the Symbian S60 platform, and the Omnia 2 is seeing a return to Windows Mobile, and if we’ve got it right, the Lite will run an in-house developed OS.
There’s no news on ETA or pricing but we’ll let you know as soon as we can.
Samsung Omnia II at Dial-a-Phone