Samsung I8000 Omnia2 shows its face for the very first time

08 June, 2009

The Samsung I8000 made its first public appearance thanks to a Lithuanian online retailer. The I8000 pointed as the Omnia2 will sport a huge AMOLED touchscreen, 8.1 megapixel camera, full pack connectivity and Windows Mobile OS.

Samsung I8000 Omnia2

The successors of the Samsung i900 Omnia apparently will bear the model name I8000 - and also calling it Omnia2 is pretty straight forward as well.

The differences between both devices are a lot and Omnia2 will deserve a place on its own.

The Samsung Omnia2 sports a 3.7-inch WVGA TFT resistive touchscreen, 8.1 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and VGA@30fps video recording, 150 MB internal memory, a Qualcomm processor and a microSD card slot. The connectivity includes all you may need as usual - 3G support, Bluetooth, miniUSB, GPS and Wi-Fi.

Rumors speculate that the Windows Mobile OS on board (purportedly 6.1) will be heavily customized and will bear the Samsung's TouchWiz styling with deep menu restyling (much like the latest TouchFLO 3D in HTC Touch Diamond2 and Pro2). DivX/XViD support is also expected.

Until some official info gets out the door all we have here is just another rumor. The real announcement however will probably due quite soon as the Samsung Unpacked worldwide unveiling event is closing in (15 June 2009).

The Samsung I8000 Omnia2 seems to be a part of a bigger Samsung Cubic project, which also includes the previously leaked Samsung S8000 Jet and M8000.

Though not all of those devices are smartphones like the I8000 Omnia2, they all seem to share a cubical central button, which invokes some kind of Cube-like interface. But didn't LG already have a Cube interface? We guess they do. However you can fight the market trends.

One of our readers was quick to point us to a YouTube video demoing the Samsung I8000 customized WM interface (use the HQ button):

Samsung S8000 Jet

Speaking of the other cubic phones, the Samsung S8000 Jet leaked in an online video this weekend, revealing its snappy UI and showcasing its large AMOLED display. It's not an Android smartphone opposite to what rumors had it in the past. Just remember to click the HQ button once you start watching.

Bear with us - it's almost iPhone 3GS time. The Apple WWDC keynote speech should start in 2 hours or so.



Reader comments

  • Vijay

What a wonderful phone but cant guess why iti is not available in market now, i m interested in purchasing one, if any one has some idea where i can get in mumbai pls let me know

  • WB -ZA

I agree fully, what a HUGE dissapointment, no mouse pad !!!!It worked so well with Omnia (1)sghi900 , I used it all the time...

  • jvamojie

how can i reconize the original phone form a fake one?. if the windows logo is all white instead of the 4 colour is it fake or not?.