#MWC09: Samsung Omnia HD i8910 preview video

Samsung Omnia HD i8910, formerly leaked as Samsung Acme, is by far the most interesting of Samsung phones presented during MWC 2009 in Barcelona.

Samsung OmniaHD comes with a huge 3.7″ AMOLED display and is able to record and play HD resolution video. Via DLNA interface it can also wirelesly stream HD movies to you DLNA enabled TV.

Other specs are also not too shabby and include Symbian S6o Touch OS, 8 megapixel camera, 8/16GB built-in memory (depending on model) and microSDHC card support for total of upto 48GB of storage,  Wi-Fi and 1500 mAh battery.


The large battery is actually a necessary thing, since HD recording and playback requires a lot of processing power, and that, in turn, tends to eat up the battery pretty quick. According to the Samsung rep on site, Samsung Omnia HD has enough umph to record about an hour of video at 720p. Though there are reports that Omnia HD has died after 40 mins of that.

On the other hand, I never shot a video longer then 10 minutes with my cameraphone, and rarely do anything longer with my camcorder. So battery may not a very big issue here.

Especially since the quality of HD resolution AMOLED display is simply amazing. For movie watching  Samsung Omnia HD easily beats any other mobile handset I had a chance to play with.

Due to the size of the display, Samsung Omnia HD feels a bit biggish, but is pretty -12.7mm- slim and quite comfortable to carry around.

Here’s a video demo of Samsung Omnia HD:

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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