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Samsung Wave Y S5380 La Fleur Edition Goes On Sale For $165

Last year, Samsung launched the cheapest Bada smartphone, the Samsung Wave Y. This handset runs on the latest Bada 2.0 Operating System. Within few months of its launch, Samsung silently launched the La Fleur edition of the popular Samsung Wave Y smartphone. This handset was recently spotted at a popular online store in Ukraine. The specs of both the variants are almost similar.

samsung wave y la fleur edition

Samsung Wave Y La Fleur edition features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Bada 2.0 Operating System, 832 MHz processor, Touchwiz UX, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA video recording, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB 2.0 and more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Audio and Video player, 150 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB card included, 512 MB RAM, Samsung ChatON, Samsung App Store, up to 570 hrs stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 40 mins talk-time and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave Y La Fleur edition comes with a price tag of $165. This handset is currently available for purchase only in Ukraine. Samsung might launch this handset in other European countries. However, we are not sure whether this handset will see the daylight in the American and Asian markets.

Samsung Launches The Wave Y Smartphone In India For Rs.7,950

Last year, Samsung announced the Wave Y smartphone, along with the Wave M entry-level phone. This handset runs on the Bada 2.0 Operating System. After waiting for nearly 4 months, Samsung finally launched the Wave Y smartphone in India. This handset is specially targeted at the youth in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Ranjit Yadav, country head, mobile and IT, Samsung India, said,

“Consumers today, especially the younger generation is very expressive, socially active, wants to stay connected and do more while on the move. This device not only meets these needs of Gen Y but allows them to personalise the phone to match their personality and provides them with a richer, more intuitive smartphone experience. We are very confident that this device will catch the imagination of our young consumers.

samsung wave y

Samsung Wave Y features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Bada 2.0 Operating System, 832 MHz processor, Touchwiz UX, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA video recording, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Audio and Video player, 150 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB card included, 512 MB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB 2.0, Samsung ChatON, Samsung App Store, up to 570 hrs stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 40 mins talk-time and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave Y comes with a price tag of Rs.7,950 in India. Airtel subscribers will get an additional benefit of 100 MB free 3G data usage per month for 12 months. This handset will compete with other entry-level smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Y, Dell XCD35, Micromax Superfone Lite, Samsung Galaxy Pop and LG Optimus NET in the Indian market.

Samsung Wave 525 and Wave 533 Won’t Get Bada 2.0 Upgrades

Samsung will soon be rolling out the bada 2.0 update for its bada-running Wave branded handsets. Earlier, Sammy had stated that all of its Wave handsets will get the bada 2.0, but it seems like that might not be true.

SammyHub  reports that in an email sent my Samsung to developers earlier this month, the company grouped its bada devices under two different categories Wave (WOVGA) and Wave (WQVGA)_bada 1.1. Sadly, two of the Wave branded handsets, Wave 525 and 533, are under the second category, which means that these handsets won’t get the bada 2.0 update.

However, Samsung has promised a Value Packupgrade for the Wave 525 and 533 handsets. Here is the definition of Value Packfrom Samsung :

Samsung is offering Value Packupgrade for devices that do not support bada 2.0 upgrade due to hardware limitations such as main chipset performance and available network speed. Value Packis designed to offer the same bada 2.0 user experience and service as much as possible despite the hardware limitations.

Sammy did not mention as to when it will roll out the Value Packupdate for both the handsets.

Samsung Wave 3 Launched In Global Markets

Samsung Wave 3 is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Wave 2 smartphone. This handset was announced in August, along with the Wave M and Wave Y smartphones. Samsung Wave 3 runs on the latest Bada 2.0 Operating System. Samsung recently announced that, the company has started shipping the much awaited Wave 3 smartphone in the global markets.

The Wave 3 is a smartphone to benefit from the power of the bada 2.0, as well as a newly expanded suite of Samsung applications and services. We will continue to enhance our bada platform and its eco system for Wave smartphone line-up by developing more innovative features, application and content services,said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Samsung Wave 3

Samsung Wave 3 features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, Bada 2.0 Operating System, 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255TT processor, Touchwiz UX, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Audio and Video player, 3 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung App Store, up to 535 hrs stand-by time, up to 14 hrs talk-time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave 3 allows you to download tens of thousands of localized applications from Samsung’s dedicated application store. Samsung Wave 3 will be initially launched in France, followed by Germany, Italy, Russia and other global markets by the end of this year. The price of this handset has not been announced yet.

Samsung Wave M and Wave Y Announced

Along with the Wave 3, Samsung also announced two new Bada phones, the Wave M and Wave Y. The Wave M is a mid-range bada powered handset, while the Wave Y is a low-end one.

The Wave M comes with a 3.65-inch TFT display with HVGA (320×480) resolution. On the other hand, the Wave Y comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480) display. Both the phones come with the usual Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, microSD card slot and bunch of sensors.  Both the handsets also come with around 2GB of internal memory, and an NFC chip.

The back of the M sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash. A VGA camera also resides in the front of the phone. The Y has a 2MP fixed focus camera with an LED flash. Both the handsets are capable of recording videos in HVGA resolution.

Samsung did not mention anything about the SoC, which powers both these handsets. Like the Wave 3, the M and Y also run on the recently announced bada 2.0 OS. Samsung will be showcasing both the handsets at the upcoming IFA event. The handsets will hit the retail stores sometime in October this year, at an unknown price.

Samsung Wave 3 Announced; Runs on Bada 2.0 OS

Samsung has just announced a trio of new Bada powered handsets – the Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y. All the three handsets run on the recently announced Bada 2.0 OS.

The Wave 3, as the name suggests, is the successor to the original Wave and the Wave 2. The phone has a metal body, unlike Sammy’s highly popular Galaxy S series, and has a slim waistline of 9.9mm. The 3rd generation Wave also packs a 4-inch Super-AMOLED display with WVGA (800×480) resolution.

The handset is powered by a speedy 1.4GHz single-core processor from Qualcomm (MSM8255TT), and packs 512MB of RAM and 3GB of internal memory.

The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present. The usual array of sensors are also present. The back of the Wave sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash, which is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. There is also a front-facing VGA camera for all your video-calling needs.

The Wave 3 runs on the recently announced Bada 2.0 OS, and also features Sammy’s own multi-platform messaging service, ChatOn. The handset will be backed up by a beefy 1500mAh battery.

The Samsung Wave 3 is expected to be available sometime in October this year. Samsung did not mention anything about the pricing of the handset.

 

Bada 2.0 Firmware For Original Samsung Wave (S8500) Leaked

Last year, Samsung launched its first Bada powered smartphone, the Samsung Wave S8500. This handset originally runs on the Bada 1.0 Operating system and comes with a 3.3 inches WVGA Super AMOLED display, 1Ghz application processor, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with HD Video recording and so on. Now you can try the new Bada 2.0 Operating System on your original Samsung wave smartphone, thanks to the leaked firmware.

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Samsung Wave comes features a 3.3 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 1Ghz application processor, TouchWiz 3.0 UI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with HD Video recording, support for Divx, Xvid, WMV and MP4 video files, virtual 5.1 surround sound, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 32GB expandable memory and Samsung Apps store.

The leaked firmware is currently in beta version. It comes with some new features such as the new UI, the drag-down widgets screen, Music and Social hubs, the revamped gallery with stacked albums, the 3D cover flow-like music player, the Dolphin browser 3.0 and much more. Since the leaked firmware is in beta, you might have to face some bugs and crashes.

According to the guys at GSMArena, adding new widgets to the homescreen and switching off the handset crashes the OS, IM doesn’t work with all accounts, the Google and Facebook app don’t work. Moreover, the Kies sync works only with contacts. To download the leaked Bada 2.0 firmware for the Samsung Wave smartphone, head over to this page.