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Samsung Introduces 3 New ‘Wave’ Phones Running Bada 2.0

by Killian Bell | August 30, 2011August 30, 2011 4:00 am PDT

Samsung Wave Bada lineupSamsung has a treat in store for those of you who are fans of its Bada platform. The Korean smartphone giant has today introduced three new ‘Wave‘ handsets all running Bada 2.0: the Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y.

Sticking to its new naming policy, the Wave 3 is the most impressive of the three devices and is the flagship smartphone for the Bada platform. The Wave M is aimed at the ‘mid-tier’ market, like the Samsung Galaxy M, while the Wave Y is aimed at those looking for an entry-level smartphone. These will be the first of Samsung’s devices to come bundled with its new ChatON messaging service.

All three devices are going to be on display at IFA this week, so no doubt we’ll see some hands-on video from Jon, but until then, let’s take a look at the specs for all three:

Samsung Wave 3 Specs

  • Bada 2.0
  • 4-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1.4GHz processor
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • Made of anodized aluminum
  • HSDPA at 14.4Mbps
  • HSUPA at 5.76Mbps
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Samsung Wave M Specs

  • Bada 2.0
  • 3.65-inch HVGA TFT display (320 x 480)
  • 832MHz processor
  • NFC technology
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Samsung Wave Y Specs

  • Bada 2.0
  • 3.2-inch HVGA TFT display (320 x 480)
  • 2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 1,200 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

The Wave 3 obviously wins the prize for the most exciting device in the lineup, but with the addition NFC technology and a similar 5-megapixel camera, the Wave M looks like a fantastic runner-up. That is, of course, if you’re interested in the Bada 2.0 operating system, which is home to around 13,000 applications through Samsung Apps — the company’s own app delivery system.

All three devices are set to launch this October.

Do any of Samsung’s new Wave devices get you excited, or does that Bada OS put you off?

[via The Next Web]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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