Samsung extends bada smartphone line-up with the launch of high-end Samsung WAVE II

October 6, 2010

Samsung demonstrates further commitment to deliver a ‘Smartphone for Everyone’ by expanding its high-end bada range

October 6th, 2010, SEOUL, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the Samsung Wave II (Model : GT-S8530). The Wave II is based on bada 1.2, the latest edition of Samsung’s own open smartphone platform. Complete with extensive multimedia entertainment, integrated messaging and an enhanced user experience, the all new Samsung Wave II delivers a powerful mix of upgraded smart performance.

The Samsung Wave II has been designed to enable superior user-experience - a large 3.7” enhanced TFT-LCD screen gives a stunning viewing experience so users can enjoy truly vibrant and expressive multimedia. By supporting multiple video formats the phone provides universal compatibility for easy viewing of different movie file types while support for HD video recording lets users capture life unfolding with crystal-clarity on the superior display.

Samsung Wave II also comes with Social Hub which lets users view their phonebook, SNS, IM and email together in an integrated one-page layout, keeping them constantly connected. For unlimited personalization, Samsung Wave II supports the Samsung Apps to deliver a world of interesting, compelling and entertaining applications and services. Upgraded features like QuickType by t9 Trace offers a faster and easier way to input text than standard texting - rather than punching in individual numbers, users just trace a finger in a continuous motion over the letters of a word and the device intelligently determines which word is being spelled.

“The Samsung Wave II shows that Samsung never rests when it comes to delivering a truly innovative smartphone experience. Samsung’s success with the first Samsung Wave smartphone did not slow our drive to further integrate social media, rich multimedia and enhanced features,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our customers told us that they would like to have a bigger display and a better input method so we fulfilled their needs. They said they like advanced features so we built more into the device. The Samsung Wave II has really shown Samsung’s innovative capabilities,” he said.

The stunning full-touch smartphone will be available starting in November 2010 in France and will be gradually rolled out to other global markets including Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East Asia, Africa, India and China.

Samsung Wave II (GT-S8530) Product Specifications

Samsung Wave II (GT-S8530) Product Specifications
Network HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100
EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Display 3.7” WVGA (480x800) 16M TFT LCD
Anti-scratch, Anti-smudge, Anti-reflective
Camera 5.0 Megapixel AF camera with LED Flash
Image Editor, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Mosaic Shot, Panorama Shot
Processor 1GHz (Cortex A8, Humming Bird)
Video HD (1280 x 720 @ 30fps) video playing & recording (5.1ch, mDNIe support)
DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Real, MKV, ASF, Video editor
Audio Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition, Music Match
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Recording
Value-added Features Open Smartphone Platform ‘bada’
Multi-touch zoom, QuickType by t9 Trace
Samsung Apps (*Availability of Samsung Apps differs by country)
Social Hub
- Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Widget, Unified Inbox
- Social Hub Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM
- Social Hub Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM
(*Availability of Social Hub differs by country and mobile operator)
TouchWiz 3.0
Dolfin Browser 2.0 (HTML 5.0 partially supported)
A-GPS, Social Mapping (Geo-tagging), On/Off Board Navigation (3D Map)
SMS, MMS, IM, Email, Video Messaging, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Smart Search, Smart Unlock, Multi-task Manager
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0 (Full -Speed)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory 2GB microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm, 135g
Battery 1,500 mAh

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
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