MWC09: Samsung OmniaHD Smartphone Goes Big

MWC09: Samsung OmniaHD Smartphone Goes Big


You know what they say. Go big or go home. Just as HTC did with the Touch HD, Samsung is going a little bigger with the unveiling of the Samsung OmniaHD in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 09.

As you can probably imagine, the OmniaHD is remarkably similar to the original Samsung Omnia with the noted upgrade found on the larger, higher resolution display. They say that pictures don’t do this phone justice, because the 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen is simply gorgeous. “It’s that good.”

In terms of features and specifications, you should expect this high-end smartphone to come equipped with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, an eight-megapixel camera, 720p video recording, DivX support, FM radio, and aGPS. Running the show, it seems, is not Windows Mobile. Instead, MobileCrunch is reporting that you’ll find Symbian S60 5 Edition in there.

Regarding storage, there is either 8GB or 16GB of internal memory, in addition to the microSD expansion slot that’ll accept cards as high as 32GB. No word on pricing or availability, but the Samsung OmniaHD looks like a great upgrade over the current Omnia.