Samsung officially announced their first bada phone, Wave (S8500) at the recently concluded MWC. The Wave is a powerhouse possessing some meaty specs like 1GHz processor under the hood, Bluetooth 3.0, HSDPA and Wi-Fi 802.11n for speedy connectivity. Other features include 3.3-inch Super AMOLED screen supporting WVGA resolution and mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine), 5MP camera with HD video recording, FM Radio, music player with SoundAlive, DivX/XviD support, 3.5mm headphone jack, A-GPS and internal memory of 2 or 8GB with expandable up to 32GB with microSD card.
The phone is expected sometime in April for price around $500. Samsung Norway will bring the device in May for 4000 NOK (666 USD).
Network: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; 3G (WCDMA/ HSPA) : 900/2100 MHz
Display: 3.3” WVGA (800×480) Super AMOLED with mDNIe
Camera: 5.0 Megapixel camera w/ LED Flash, AF, Face/Blink Detection, Lomo Shot, Vintage Shot, Beauty Shot, Smile Shot, Panorama Shot, Geo-tagging, Image Editor
Video: HD(720p) video playing & recording, 5.1ch Mobile Theater, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, XviD Video Editor
Audio Music Player with SoundAlive, Music Recognition, Music Recommendation, DISK UI, 3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio / Recording
Value-added Features: Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’, Samsung Apps, TouchWiz 3.0 w/Integrated phonebook, Voice & Motion UI, Dolfin Browser 2.0 / One Finger Zoom (up to x10), A-GPS On/off Board Navigation(3D Map), LBS, SMS / MMS / Email / Video Messaging / Exchange ActiveSync, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, GeoMagnetic Sensor, BPP(Basic Printing Profile), OPP(Object Push Profile), PictBridge (USB Printing), Offline & No SIM Mode, Voice Command, RSS Reader, Communities & Mobile Widgets
Connectivity: Bluetooth technology v3.0, USB v2.0 (Full -Speed), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory: 2GB/8GB + microSD (Up to 32GB)
Size: 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
Battery Life: (Standard) Li-Ion, 1,500 mAh