Samsung Wave 3

Samsung's latest Wave handset takes things up a notch, with its eye-popping 4-inch AMOLED screen and 5 megapixel HD camera



A Preview of the Samsung Wave 3

14th September 2011

Samsung's 2011 Bada flagship lands in the form of the Samsung Wave 3, which takes things up a level with its high-end specs and brand-new OS: Bada 2.0.

Samsung's home-grown OS may not be on par with iOS and Android when it comes to applications, but Bada 2.0 offers-up some innovative new features and Apple-style tweaks. Chief amongst these features is Samsung ChatON, a new multi-platform messaging service similar to Apple's iMessage app. Adopters of the Wave 3 can also look forward to; iOS-style multitasking, NFC support, push notifications, WiFi Direct, voice recognition, enhanced Flash, and HTML5 support.

The phone's just as impressive in terms of hardware. It houses a 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen within its svelte 9.9mm-thick casing, which comes powered by a speedy 1.4GHz single-core processor. The display comes coated with Gorilla Glass, too, protecting it from any nasty tumbles or scratches.

On the media-front, the Samsung Wave 3 wears a 5 megapixel primary camera, complete with autofocus, LED flash, and 720p HD video capture. There's also a front-facing videocall camera, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, and 3GB of internal memory expandable via microSD.

Pricing and release date details for the Samsung Wave 3 are still to be confirmed.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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Samsung Wave 3 Specifications

Size

125.9mm x 64.2mm x 9.9mm

Weight

122 grams

Display

Full capacitive touch screen

Type: Super AMOLED

Gorilla Glass

Size: 4.0 inches

Resolution: 480 x 800

Input

Keyboard: On-screen

Operating System

Bada 2

Interface: TouchWiz UI


Storage

Storage

Internal: 3GB

External: microSD up to 39GB

Miscellaneous

CPU: 1.4GHz

A-GPS with maps

Internet

Internet

Data Speed

Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed

Data Protocols

3G, HSDPA

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Connectivity

Connectivity

Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard microUSB

Quad Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets

Camera

Camera

5.0 megapixel camera

Auto Focus and LED Flash

720p Video Recording

At 30 fps

Face Detection

Front facing camera with video calling

Social

Social

Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access

Power

Power

Battery Capacity: 1500 mAh

Talk Time: 510 minutes

Standby Time: 480 hours

Multimedia

Multimedia

Radio: FM with RDS

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, WAV WMA, eAAC+

Recording: Supported

Video supported formats

Playback: MP4, MKV, H.263,H.264, WMV, Xvid, DivX

Recording: Supported



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