Samsung has announced three new smartphones — Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y, which will run the new Bada 2.0 operating system. These three new Wave brand mobile phones will be shown at the IFA 2011 event in Berlin, Germany.
Samsung Wave 3
The new Samsung Wave III or Wave 3 will feature a 4 inch Super Amoled display with WVGA (480×800) pixel resolution support. Under the 9.9 mm slim full metallic design, the Wave 3 houses a 1.4 Ghz processor. In terms of screen size and processor, the Wave 3 supersedes the Wave II handset. Samsung has added more horsepower on Wave 3 so it can run the Bada 2.0 OS layered with TouchWiz user interface.
For image, Wave 3 carries a 5 megapixel camera at the back with LED flash capable of recording 720p HD videos and VGA camera in the front for video chat. Other features of the Wave 3 include Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi Direct, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Stereo FM Radio with RDS and micro USB 2.0 port. With on board 3 GB memory, the Wave 3 will come with Samsung’s new instant messaging service Chat On, Music Hub, Social Hub and Samsung Apps store. Wave 3 packs a massive 1500 mAh battery to ensure longer run time.
Samsung Wave M
Samsung’s new branding symbols are applicable to Wave series as well and here M stands for ‘magical’ that promises decent performance at an economical price. It is basically a mid-range feature phone.
New Wave M comes with 3.65 inch TFT LCD display with HVGA (480×320) support. Packing a 832 Mhz processor to run Bada 2.0, this handset too will come with Chat On instant messaging service.
Wave M also comes with a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. This handset too comes with a front facing VGA camera. Other features remain almost the same — Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi Direct, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), Stereo FM Radio with RDS, and Micro USB 2.0 port. This handset will come with 2 GB inbox and 150 MB onboard memory. Samsung has added 1350 mAh battery that promises talking time of up to 6.5 hours and up to 480 hours of standby time.
Samsung Wave Y
Aimed at the Youth (Y) segment, the new Wave Y flaunts 3.2 inch TFT LCD display with HVGA (480×320) pixel resolution. Under the metallic chassis lies the 832 Mhz processor and runs Bada 2.0 along with the new Chat On instant messaging service from Samsung. Featuring 2 megapixel camera with LED Flash, this ‘low-end’ handset still comes with Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi Direct, WiFi, micro USB 2.0 and 150 MB onboard memory.
This handset is the one which may be sold with NFC chip on it in select regions. Apart from that, the handset comes with usual Samsung Apps, Music Hub, Social Hub, and TouchWiz UI layer. Packing 1200 mAh battery, the Wave Y promises up to 6.7 hours of talk time and up to 570 hours of standby time.
Samsung expects to launch these devices by October and we may expect them to arrive in India by late November or year end.