Samsung Omnia 2 i8000 leaked

Samsung's follow-up to last year's excellent Omnia appears to have leaked just a few days before a major Samsung mobile announcement. Is the Omnia2 really what all the fuss is about?

Ahoy hoy, Samsung Omnia2. This little leak, just a few days ahead of a large Samsung mobile event here in London, brought the follow-up to last year's Omnia i900 into the baking glow of the day. GSMArena picked up on the leak, which came with the unintentional best regards from a phone retailer out in Lithuania.

The phone is running Windows Mobile, has a 94mm (3.7-inch) touchscreen (resistive, as Windows Mobile doesn't yet support capacitive screens), an 8.1-megapixel camera with LED flash and a poor 150MB of microSD-expandable internal memory. We're also expecting 3.5G HSDPA connectivity for 7.2Mbps Web browsing, GPS and Wi-Fi. Pretty much the standard for this sort of phone in 2009, although the lack of a xenon flash is a major shame.

It appears to run Samsung's Windows Mobile overlay, but the traditional WinMo issue remains: wrapping a turd in attractive wrapping paper doesn't make a turd any nicer a present. And so our hopes remain neutral, in contrast to the Symbian-running Samsung i8910 HD , previously known as the Omnia HD, which we just scored an 'excellent' 8 out of 10.

All being well, we're expecting to see the Omnia2 at Samsung's event next week.

About the author

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
Tech industry's high-flying 2014
Uber's tumultuous ups and downs in 2014 (pictures)
The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)
Sony's 'Interview' heard 'round the world (pictures)