Samsung Wave / Bada Exclusive First Look

Samsung Wave / Bada Exclusive First Look

By Daniel %u2022

February 15, 2010

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The guys at Samsung Singapore gave us the privileged of getting some hands on time with the Samsung Wave (S8500), Samsung%u2019s first Bada device! Learning from the last time we had such an opportunity, we spent more time with the device, digging out every bit of detail we could think of from the device and the guys at Samsung to bring you this epic 3 part video in 720p HD!

The reason why we spent so much time on this device is because Bada is a brand new platform for smartphones, and it%u2019s performance, features etc could affect the smartphone market. Based on what you are able to see below, I believe you will agree with me that there is a lot of promise in this new platform based on performance (it%u2019s responsiveness etc) and features. Read on for the videos and the specs.

The Samsung Wave:

Samsung Bada (Part 1)

Samsung Bada (Part 2)

Specifications

Processor / Hardware

  • CPU: Cortex A8 1 Ghz
  • Baseband: Qualcomm
  • Networks: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3G (WCDMA/ HSPA) : 900/2100 MHz
  • AGPS and Digital Compass
  • 2GB internal memory
  • Bluetooth technology v 3.0
  • USB v2.0 (Full -Speed)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • microSD (Up to 32GB)

Display

  • 3.3%u201D WVGA (800???480) Super AMOLED with mDNIe and Anti-Smudge Technology

Camera

  • 5.0 Megapixel Autofocus 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

Music

  • Music Player with SoundAlive, Music Recognition, Music Recommendation
  • DISK UI, 3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio / Recording

Other features

  • Integrated Messaging %u2018Social Hub%u2019
  • Samsung Apps (*Availability of Samsung Apps differs by country)
  • 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

Size

  • 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm

Availability
According to our friends at Samsung, this phone should be out in Singapore around Q2 2010, although no pricing has been released yet. The SDK for the Bada OS is already available at developer.bada.com, although submitting of applications is not open to public until around end February. According to our very own Justin, who looked through the API, there is OpenGL support, meaning you can expect 3D games to be available. Samsung did mention Gameloft and EA as some of the guys who are working on apps for Bada, though nothing is confirmed.

Oh, and they also want you to know that things may change before the device launches in Q2, so not everything here will stay this when by the time you see the Samsung Wave on shelves.

P.S.: Check out the announcement which was live-blogged by Engadget here.

Amazing Amazing Amazing catch by my chums at Tech65. I’m really really looking forward to handling this new phone from Sammy. Their OS looks quite impressive as well!

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