Samsung outs Omnia HD

In a standing room only Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has whipped the covers off a mighty new touchscreen sm

In a standing room only Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has whipped the covers off a mighty new touchscreen smartphone that's capable of recording high definition video.

The Omnia HD joins the Sony Ericsson Idou as MWC's second potential iPhone botherer, with a whopping 3.7in AMOLED touchscreen, Symbian OS, and the skills necessary to record and playback 720p hi-def video. Some talent for a mobile phone. Once recorded, DLNA support means you'll be able to stream it to your HD telly, or upload to the net via HSDPA or Wi-Fi.

Round the back there's an 8MP snapper to back-up Samsung's new-found camcorder qualities, plus GPS and 8GB or 16GB of on-board memory that's expandable up to 48GB with a microSDHC card. Tocco users will be familiar with the TouchWiz interface and widgets, too – let's just hope it's a bit more responsive than we're used to.

Best of all, we're only expecting a short wait before the Omnia HD hits the shops; it's due on the shelves before June.

Essentials

Samsung Omnia HD

Price: £TBA

On sale: June

Contact: Samsung