Samsung may launch its next Bada 2.0 Wave 3 smartphones in India around Diwali. The handset manufacturer had unveiled three phones running Bada 2.0 operating system earlier this month. These were the Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y.
“Samsung mobiles will be launching Bada 2.0 powered mobile phones for the Indian market around Diwali,” said a Samsung India spokesperson to The Mobile Indian.
It is expected that Samsung will first bring its Wave 3 smartphones to India ahead of the Wave M and Wave Y.
Bada 2.0 brings together a wide variety of new capabilities which were missing from the earlier version, including multi-tasking, WiFi Direct (which allows WiFi devices to share content without the need for wireless access points), Near Field Communication (NFC), and voice recognition. Bada 2.0 enables smartphone users to experience advanced services such as mobile payment, transport pass-card recharge and file sharing even without an internet connection.
In addition, considering the increased use of web-enabled smartphones, Bada 2.0 supports HTML5 and improved Flash functions, thus offering enhanced usability and web experience.
The new Samsung Wave 3 features a 4 inch Super Amoled display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Running a 1.4 GHz processor and the latest Bada 2.0 operating system, it is expected to be considerably faster than previous Bada devices and much easier to use with the new and improved TouchWiz user interface.
Wave 3 also carries a 5 megapixel camera at the back with LED flash, capable of recording 720p HD videos. It also has a VGA camera on the front for video calling. 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 for easy connectivity. Wave 3 will come with Samsung’s new services Chat On, Music Hub, Social Hub and Samsung Apps store.
Although the price point at which the new phone will be launched has not been disclosed by Samsung the device is expected to retail for about Rs 20,000. More clarity will only come after the details are revealed by Samsung.