UPDATE: Full specs below.
Samsung has expanded its bada-powered Wave family with the latest addition of Wave 578 (GT-S5780). The new Wave 578 looks to be another mid-range device but comes with the inclusion of a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip. NFC chip allows users to initiate contactless payment as well as other services like door lock/unlock etc.
Since NFC support is expected in bada OS 2.0, we expect the phone to be powered by the new OS but Moveplayer suggests it runs on bada 1.2. As for other specs, the phone has a 3.2-inch WQVGA display, Social Hub, 3.2MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and support for video calls.
Samsung will offer the first glimpse of its bada 2.0 OS at MWC on Feb 15.
Network: HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100; EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
OS: bada 1.1
Size: 107.9 x 54.9 x 12.5mm
Display: 3.2” WQVGA TFT LCD
Camera: Main(Rear) – 3.2MP; Front – VGA
Audio Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Value-added Features: NFC, Samsung Apps, Samsung TouchWiz, Social Hub, Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox
Push IM: Yahoo! Messenger
IM: Google Talk, Facebook Chat
Connectivity: Bluetooth v3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
QuickType by t9 Trace
Sensor: Proximity, Accelerometer
Memory: 100MB + microSD (up to 16GB)
Talk Time: 2G 750 min / 3G 410 min
Standby Time: 2G – 700 hours; 3G – 500 hours