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Samsung Omnia is latest iPhone-killer

HSDPA handset launching in the UK next month

Samsung Electronics has chosen the day when Apple is expected to announce the 3G iPhone to launch a new handset that has more than a passing resemblance to Apple's handset.

The Samsung Omnia has a prominent 3.2in display that takes up almost the entire front panel of the phone. Underneath the otherwise clean front surface are three buttons. The screen has a 240x400-pixel resolution (wide QVGA), which makes it lower resolution than the iPhone or other likely competitors such as the HTC Touch Diamond.

Samsung OmniaThe quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) phone will operate on both WCDMA and GSM and supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA and EDGE data networking.

It will be available in two capacities – 8GB and 16GB – and supports a range of video standards including DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, Windows Media Video and MP4. The camera has a 5Mp resolution and other features include GPS, Bluetooth and FM radio.

It measures 112x57x12.5mm; its weight is yet to be announced.

The phone will be first unveiled at Communicasia in Singapore next week and go on sale the same week in Southeast Asia. It will be available in Europe in July. Pricing and availability in other markets is yet to be announced.

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