Giving the popular mobile operating systems such as Windows Mobile, Android, Maemo 5 and the iPhone a run for their money, Samsung has recently unveiled a new smartphone featuring for the first time Samsung’s Bada operating system. Samsung Wave S8500 is not only the first phone in the world to run on the Bada platform, but it has few ‘firsts’ against its name.
Samsung Wave S8500 features
If you are wondering whether it will be worthwhile to abandon your iPhone, Blackberry or Nokia for a brand new Samsung Wave, here are the details of what you could expect to get from this stunning Samsung creation.
Samsung Wave S8500 sports one of the finest displays in the smartphone arena. The 3.3 inches display is no ordinary AMOLED display, but it is a Super AMOLED display. We are aware of the advantages of AMOLED screens. Not only are they capable of producing the best quality images, but they even suck minimal battery juice. The Super AMOLED display of the upcoming Samsung Bada is the best AMOLED display that has been created so far.
The single touch sensitive layer of the display will provide crisp and vivid images with 16 million colors support and 480 x 800 pixels resolution, greater lifetime and better readability even when the sun shines directly on the screen. The touch sensitive display is equipped with TouchWiz 3D 3.0 user interface. Although fast multitasking is supported by the 1GHz chipset and 512 MB RAM, but the phone becomes too sluggish while running the browser and the camera at the same time.
The WLAN connectivity running on the N mode provides fast Wi-Fi connectivity, which you would not find in other smartphones. Samsung Wave S8500 will run on the GSM quad band and HSDPA dual band networks. It is fitted with Bluetooth, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack and A-GPS.
The 5-megapixel resolution camera of Samsung Wave S8500 is equipped with LED flash, face detection, blink detection, panorama, beauty and smart shots, Photo Editor and geo tagging. The camera is capable of recording 720p HD videos. Samsung Wave S8500 will come with either 2GB or 8GB internal storage space. Several Samsung apps will be preloaded in the device. It will be the first phone to feature the latest version of Picsel File Viewer.
Price and availability
Samsung Wave S8500 will be available from April. The unlocked device will cost around $610.