The Omnia is a candybar-form-factor smartphone developed by Samsung. Also referred to as the i900, it was the first of several devices in the Omnia family that now includes the Omnia II and Omnia 7. The Omnia runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system and features an onboard camera, Wi-Fi functionality, ample onboard storage, a memory card expansion slot and Bluetooth capabilities.
History and Identification
Samsung announced the Omnia in early 2008 and released the phone in the United States in the fall of that same year. The company announced in 2009 that the Omnia II would succeed the Omnia. The Omnia has since been discontinued. The phone is silver and measures 2.2 inches wide, 4.4 inches tall and 0.5 inches thick at its thickest point. It weighs approximately 4.5 oz. before optional upgrades and accessories. Samsung equipped the Omnia with a 1,400-mAh lithium-ion battery that provides the device with an average of 5.5 hours of talk time or 500 hours of standby time per charge.
Samsung equipped the Omnia with a 3.2-inch color TFT touch screen with a resolution of 240 by 400 pixels. The screen displays up to 56,000 colors and does not have multi-touch support. Samsung also outfitted the Omnia with an onboard camera that features a five-megapixel sensor capable of taking photos up to 2,592 by 1,944 pixels in size. The camera has onboard flash, image stabilization and autofocus. It does not have video recording capabilities.The phone’s onboard multimedia player is compatible with a variety of audio formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC and AAC Plus.
The Omnia is compatible with both 2G and 3G wireless networks. The phone transfers data at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps over HSDPA connections. It also has Wi-Fi capabilities, GPS functionality and Bluetooth 2.0 compatibility. The phone can also connect to computers via an included USB 2.0 cable. The Omnia does not have mobile hot-spot support.
Samsung sold the Omnia with either 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage space. The phone also has a microSD memory card expansion slot compatible with cards up to 16GB in size. Samsung equipped the Omnia with a 623-MHz Marvell PXA312 processor. Additional features of the Samsung Omnia include a built-in FM tuner, handwriting recognition, a Microsoft Office document viewer and broad support for text messaging services, including MMS, SMS, Push email and Instant Messaging.