Don’t let the title mislead you—when I say it’s 2006, that’s a good thing. It was in 2006 that Nokia shocked the world when it unveiled the N95, a phone that even by today’s harsh standards is still a very good phone.
It was today, Feb. 16, 2009, that Samsung has announced the first phone that in my opinion is able to fully replace every aspect of one’s mobile life, just as the N95 did three years ago.
The Samsung i8910 OmniaHD is far more impressive than any other mobile presented at MWC thus far. The only thing that can rival it at this point is the Sony Ericsson Idou, but that is just a concept for now and not a real competitor due to its far-future release.
The Omnia HD incorporates a gigantic touchscreen, frickin’ HD video recording, and—this is the part the impressed me—triband HSPA, which means it’s fully usuable in North America on the 1900 Mhz frequency band. WOOHOO!
Let’s take a look at the complete spec sheet:
- Symbian S60 5.0
- GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA 900/1900/2100
- 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen @ 640×360
- 8/16 GB of internal ROM
- microSD slot up to 32 GB
- WLAN b/g with DLNA
- Proximity sensor/Accelerometer
- 8 MP (3264×2448 ) camera
- Face/Smile/Blink detection
- HD video recording (1280×720@24fps)
- microUSB (with charging)
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- HDMI port
- Bluetooth 2.1
- FM radio with RDS/FM transmitter
- Digital compass
- 1500 mAh battery
In other words: I just jizzed in my pants.
I’ll have my full opinion on this amazing phone later, as well as updates for other phones. Until then, salivate over those specs.