We’re all familiar with the Samsung Omnia i900, a phone which we sang the praises of at the end of last year, but now it’s time to meet its big brother, the i8910 HD! Samsung have been showing this beauty off at the Mobile World Congress and there’s no doubt it’s a deeply impressive piece of kit. Obvious comparison’s will be drawn with the HTC Touch Pro, but there is one key difference between the two – Touch HD = Windows Mobile, i8910 HD = Symbian S60 5th Edition!
The HD tag isn’t just about the fabulous 3.7″ OLED screen either, as the i8910 HD’s 8 megapixel camera has the ability to shoot video in glorious 720p at 24fps! The camera wil also feature face and smile detection, dynamic range adjustment and thanks to the built-in GPS, geo-tagging too. The phone will be available with either 8GB or 16GB of internal memory, plus a MicroSD card slot for add another 16GB.
Naturally the i8910 is a 3G phone with 7.2mbps HSDPA support, Wi-Fi, A2DP Bluetooth version 2.1 and a 3.5mm jack plug. Anyone wondering how those 720p videos are going to find their way onto the big screenshould direct their gaze towards the HDMI socket, ready to provide perfect hi-def pictures! Add in DivX/XviD support out of the box, an FM radio, stereo speakers and a 1500mAh battery for plenty of go and you have a serious challenger to the Nokia N97 for most eagerly awaited phone of 2009! It’s likely to be out during Q2, so it’s not even that far away!