Samsung confusingly announced a Wave 2 handset back in June in South East Asia, so this latest announcement is likely to be the European version, and a much better looking version at that.
Judging from the official picture, the handset looks very similar to its predecessor. However, Samsung maintains that the two handsets are very different, and have even released the Wave II’s full specs to try and prove it.
We can expect the Samsung Wave II to feature: a 3.7 inch Super Clear LCD display, Bada OS, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 720p HD video recorder, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, up to 32GB external memory and a HDMI output. The handset is also set to come equipped with Trace, a Swype-esque text input method.
A lot of the specifications for the Wave II are very similar to those on the original Wave handset, but the 3.7 inch Super Clear LCD display is a huge improvement than its predecessors 3.2 inch Super AMOLED screen. Super Clear LCD provides users with a thinner, clearer and brighter display, and improves resistance to reflections.
The Samsung S5830 Wave II will be released next month in Germany, with a hefty price-tag of €429 (about £370), and although not confirmed, it is expected to hit shelves in the UK before Christmas.