#MWC10: Samsung Wave S8500 with Bada OS now official
Just as expected, today Samsung has announced its very first Bada OS smartphone – the Samsung Wave S8500.
All the rumored specs of the Wave S8500 are now confirmed: 3.3 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels, 1GHz CPU, HSPA, WiFi 802.11n, GPS, access to Samsung Apps, Bluetooth 3.0, DivX / Xvid player, FM radio, 5MP autofocus camera with HD video recording (like the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro), 2GB or 8GB of internal memory, and a 1,500 mAh battery.
Although it runs Bada OS, the Wave S8500 also uses Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 UI, and allows users to have up to 10 homescreens simultaneously. A new feature is offered by the Wave: Social Hub, which integrates “all major portal’s email, IM and SNS services directly into the phone.”
The Samsung Wave has an aluminum-made body and looks really good:
Samsung says that the Wave S8500 will be available starting April. The company didn’t unveil the smartphone’s price, but I really don’t think it will be a low one.
Stay tuned for hands-on photos of the Samsung Wave S8500 from MWC, we should post some soon.