The Samsung Omnia HD Comes To India With A 1GHZ Processor

In a brief but surprising development, Samsung today officialy launched the Omnia HD in India. That is not what was surprising, the interesting thing was the the Omnia HD will hit India with a 1 GHZ processor rather than the 600MHZ ARM Cortex A8 that it is available with abroad.

Another interesting things is the name. When it was first announced, Samsung called it the Omnia HD, later on they decided it was better off with i8910 but on the Samsung India website, there is no mention of the i8910 bit. The demo models at the Mumbai launch although did carry the i8910 tag.

The Samsung Omnia HD Comes To India With A 1GHZ Processor

The device will retail at Rs. 33,990 ($700) similar to what the N97 sells for making it a very tempting high end Symbian device. Basic specifications include:

  • A 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • TouchWiz UI (Samsung’s homescreen implementation),
  • a 8MP camera with 720p video capture
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.7Mbps HSUPA
  • 16GB internal memory, wih a microSD slot
  • Video player with Divx, Xvid support

The much larger processor should hopefully help capture much better video as the with the 600 MHZ piece it did suffer from the problem of dropped frames while shooting in HD. All the device misses is a hardware keyboard. But as was the case with the N97, Samsung haven’t managed to ship the device with a decent initial firmware, so if they can do that in India, I’m sure a lot of people will give this device a long hard look before making a purchase decision.

10 thoughts on “The Samsung Omnia HD Comes To India With A 1GHZ Processor”

  1. As I’ve posted on a few forums today, there is no new hardware in the Indian release of the i8910HD/OmniaHD. All they’re doing is adding the clock speeds of the chips on the architecture which does come out to be over 1GHz.

    “OMAP3430 – 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 + PowerVR SGX 530 GPU + 430MHz C64x+ DSP + ISP (Image Signal Processor)” -(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_OMAP)

    600MHz CPU + 430MHz DSP = 1030 MHz = 1GHz

    So, yes, technically it has a clock speed of 1GHz (total), but that also means the rest of the i8910HD’s do as well.

    The only device that has a core CPU clocked at 1GHz is the Toshiba TG01 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon architecture.

    *debunked*

  2. Jonathan, what you’ve mentioned seems pretty plausible. I will try and get an official statement from Samsung. The above screenshot is from their website and it says 1Ghz.

    I find it funny that they would just advertise it this way in one market when they could ‘technically’ make this claim everywhere.

  3. i am plannin to buy i8910 but in market thy a sayin that it has 1 ghz processor…cost 28200…is this claim true??how to find the processor speed through mobile..plz reply to my mail….plz help me

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