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.
Remember that Samsung event at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which is going to be held on September 1? Of course, you do.
Samsung is expected to reveal a few new devices at the event, probably hoping to grab some limelight before Apple does the iPhone 5 launch event and steals it all.
Until now, we were thinking that Samsung might be launching a few new Android smartphones at the event, possibly an upgraded version of the Galaxy S 2. But today, according to a report by the guys at TIMN, Samsung is planning to launch three new devices. The information about these new devices was apparently hidden within Samsung’s own teaser app for Android.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
This will be the 7 inch version of the new Galaxy Tab. It will likely run Android 3.2 Honeycomb and will have specifications similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung Wave 3
This will be a smartphone running the new version of the Bada OS, Samsung’s pet project. With Google buying Motorola, most Android manufacturers must be feeling pretty insecure right now, but at least Samsung has an alternative – its own homegrown OS. Expect the Wave 3 to rival the Samsung Galaxy S 2 in terms of specifications, similar to the Wave and the Galaxy S.
Samsung Galaxy Note
Now this is the most interesting part. I think it may be an ebook reader, possibly powered by Android, but I’m not sure. With Amazon planning to enter the tablet space, Samsung may be planning to take the fight to Amazon. It will probably be an inexpensive device, which will compete with Amazon’s rumored tablet and serve the budget end of the market, which we know is a potential gold mine for anyone who figures out how to manufacture good, cheap tablets.
The Samsung Unpacked event is just a week away; we will keep you updated.