There is a lot happening for mobile phones lately, as we see manufacturers debuting new handsets almost everyday. While it may seem that Samsung has its entire focus set on releasing device after device running the Android OS, it doesn’t seem that they have abandoned every other OS in the favour of Android. In fact they have just introduced Samsung Wave II, which is running Samsung’s own Bada OS. For the detailed specs of this device and our price estimate, read on after the jump.
This Wave II can be termed as a successor to the original Samsung Wave and boasts a 3.7 inch Super Clear LCD. The lack of an AMOLED display coming from Samsung on a phone that is geared towards the mid-to-high-end market may come as a surprise, but considering the huge demand and limited production of those screens, it’s basic economics to figure out that Wave II isn’t Samsung’s top priority. The Wave II handset is also packaged with the T9 Trace keyboard for Bada, which is somewhat equivalent to Android’s Swype keyboard and brings the same immensely popular swipe gesture based predictive text input to Bada.
Here are the major specs of Samsung Wave II with Bada for your reference:
- Samsung’s Bada OS
- 1.0 GHZ Processor
- 3.7 Inch Super Clear LCD Touch Screen
- HSDPA Compatible
- 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
- 5 Megapixel Primary Camera
- HD Video Recording
- 2GB Internal Memory
- Expandable MircoSD Card Slot
- 1500mAH Battery
The phone has some decent specs and we would love to see some folks over at Samdroid and XDA forums trying to port Android on this powerful device. As per Samsung Hub, Samsung Wave II will be available in November for Euros 429 [Approx. USD 600]. There is no release date set for the US, but we can speculate this handset to arrive in December sometime.