Samsung B7300 Looks Like S8300, Goes Like An Omnia

By 09:23 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 Comments

Here's a phone that looks like a knock-off of the Samsung S8300 but it isn't - meet the Samsung B7300. Although it's like an UltraTOUCH without the slide, it's more like a sugar-free Omnia.

The leaked Samsung B7300 runs a TouchWiz-skinned Windows Mobile OS, in the tradition of the original Samsung i900 Omnia, unlike S8300, which had TouchWiz as well but was a feature phone. The B7300 display is the same as the one on the Omnia - a 3-inch WQVideo Graphics Array (VGA) TFT touchscreen. The source says 320 x 400 but it's obviously a typo since the classy screen on the photos has an aspect ratio pointing towards WQVGA.

Internet agility wasn't on the list of top priorities when Samsung were designing the phone - there's no Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) or 3G, just EDGE. There's sort of an explanation for this - the phone is headed for China Mobile and they have yet to roll out a 3G network.

Samsung B7300 isn't pretty, expensive

What gives the Samsung B7300 some appeal is the built-in GPS. The rest is pretty standard - Bluetooth 2.0, microSD slot, Frequency Modulation (FM) radio, microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port. The capturing camera has fallen victim to cost-reduction, it's just a 3 megapixel one, which is a step down from the Omnia, and quite a drop compared to the S8300.

Like we said, it's an Omnia lite. The dimensions of the phone haven't suffered though, at 107.9 x 51.8 x 13 mm and just over 100 grams it's actually a bit smaller.

Release date and price are not known yet, not even if it will come to our shores or be China-only.




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