Wave Family of devices are going to
exceed 10 million in sales
By the end of October / November Wave Family of devices should eventually
reach the great goal of 10 million sales .
Appeared on the market in May 2010, smartphones bay have been struggling
with an initial indifference of consumers due to the lack of advertising by
Samsung. To date, however, after only a year and a half, the Wave Samsung are
finally reaching this first milestone , a sign of a good audience due, above all,
the optimal relationship quality / price of its products.
Samsung Launches 3 New Bada Phones – Android
While Android’s era is in its full swing, Samsung has decided to challenge it by
launching 3 whole new Bada v2.0 loaded phones. The phones are though just
announced but believe me the excitement which they have created in public is
just mind-blowing. The name of these 3 Bada loaded phones are The Samsung
Wave 3, Wave Y, and Wave M. We will talk about each of them one by one in
the post and the short but to the point review of each of them goes like this.
Samsung Wave 3 (S8600) with Bada 2.0 OS features
and price in India
The Samsung Wave 3 comes with a new feature called Wi-Fi direct. If you have used a Wi-Fi
enabled phone before you may be aware that you need to use a Wi-Fi network. However with
Wi-Fi direct technology there is no need for a Wi-Fi network in fact two devices can connect
with each other directly, hence the name Wi-Fi direct. This is an interesting feature imagine
being able to connect with another Wi-Fi enabled phone and able to transfer or receive files.
Samsung Wave 3 features
The handset looks cool as you can see in the image below. This smartphone comes with a
powerful processor running at 1.4 GHz with 4GB internal memory and microSD supported
up to 32 GB. The Wave 3 is light weight at 122 grams with great figure of 125.9 x 64.2 x
The touch screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixel resolution along with Super
AMOLED technology that is the second best next to the Apple iPhone. This is a 3G phone
with HSPA 14.4 / 5.76 Mbps supported and in the absence of 3G it will use the EDGE or the
There are two cameras on the Samsung Wave 3. There is primary rear facing camera of 5
megapixels with LED flash and a decent front facing VGA camera for making video calls.
Videos can be recorded in HD mode at 30 fps with 720p resolution.
The Wave 3 can play MP3, AAC+, AAC, eAAC+, WAV, MID, AMR, WMA, DivX,
MPEG4, H.263 andH.26 formats. This smartphone comes with preloaded apps with an option
to access the Samsung Apps store for more.
The Samsung Wave 3 is social networking ready and why not almost everyone today is on
Facebook. Other features are Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct ,
sensors (Light, Compass, Proximity and Accelerometer), FM Radio, 3.5 mm jack, TouchWiz
for Bada OS and Samsung Kies 2.0 / Air.
Samsung Wave 3 houses a 1500 mAh battery with talktime of 8.8 hours and standby time of
517 hours (21 days) on 3G networks.
Samsung Wave 3 Price in India
Approx Rs. 20,000
Samsung Wave Y Preview
The Samsung Wave Y is not exactly the most notable handset to celebrate the launch of bada
2.0, as it mimics the lowly specs of previous entry-level bada phones like the Wave 575.
The only tangible thing that seems upped except the version number of the operating system
and the NFC chip addition, is the slightly higher screen resolution, but even at 320x480 it is
only decent for the 3.2” screen. Moreover, the camera resolution has gone down from 3.2MP
on the previous cheaper Waves to 2MP here, making you go “hmm”.
Having “Y” in the title is an indication that the phone is supposed to be priced sub-$200
without a contract, and is geared towards teens and emerging markets. Is the Samsung Wave
Y just low-end, or low-end but with a twist that will justify its purchase over some affordable
Android handset? Read on our preview to find out...
The Samsung Wave Y is actually a tad thicker and wider than the first batch of entry-level
bada phones like the Wave 575, so it won't be winning any design contests in the compact
department. The chassis takes a cue from the flagship Wave 3 bada phone with tapered edges
and rounded corners, which is apparently the new look of bada phones.
The tapered back battery cover is trying to mimic a brushed metal pattern, but the phone is
all-around plastic, and in the uninspiring black/grey combination at that.
The 3.2” display sports 320x480 pixels, which finally puts bada on par with most of the low-
end Androids, and the screen actually sports decent viewing angles and sunlight visibility.
Small text still looks jagged and letters interrupted with such resolution, though.
Underneath the display we have a large physical home key, flanked by two capacitive buttons
that light up, ready for action, which is the only contemporary feature around the phone's
There is no LED flash for the 2MP camera on the back, just a speaker grill next to it, but we
like that the microSD card slot is taken out of the battery compartment, and placed on the
right side for easier access.