Samsung Wave, First Bada Smartphone Ships in Europe

Submitted by lalit on May 24, 2010 - 7:21am.

Samsung today announced the commercial availability of the Samsung Wave (Model: S8500) in European countries, including Germany, France and the UK. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2010, the Wave is the first smartphone based on Samsung’s new, open smartphone platform bada.

Samsung Wave features the world’s first Super AMOLED display; delivering an unrivalled screen experience on a smartphone. The Super AMOLED offers a much brighter, clearer, and less reflective viewing experience. The Samsung Wave also benefits from a superb 1GHz processor, which offers users the best graphic performance available today.

The handset has multi-codec support for DivX, Xvid, MP4 and WMV, and support for virtual 5.1 surround sound. It also supports HD video (720p) decoding and recording. The Samsung Wave is the first handset in the world that incorporates the Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi 802.11n standards.

The Samsung Wave will expand its availability from European countries to Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America later this year.