The Samsung Wave Y
, the last and most affordable of the three waves that splashed the cell phone industry is officially here, with bada 2.0 showing off on a 3.2-inch HVGA LCD screen. Spec-wise, it’s similar to its older brother, the Samsung Wave M
, as it packs an equally powerful 832MHz CPU and 150MB of internal memory extendible via a microSD card of up to 32GB.
The Samsung Wave Y however has cut some corners to be the most affordable in the trio and those are mostly in the photographic department. The basic 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera recording HVGA videos at 30fps on the handset is a significant downgrade from the 5-megapixel auto-focus shooters on the Samsung Wave 3 and Wave M. The phone also gets rid of the front-facing snapper.
The Wave Y is the thickest of the bada 2.0 trio and measures at 0.48 inches (12.3mm), but weighs only 3.6 ounces (102 grams). Those measurements fit in a beautifully designed metallic body
. It will also come with a full connectivity package including Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth and A-GPS. On the software side, it will also include the newest addition to Samsung’s portfolio - the free messaging service ChatON
Add to that, NFC support and if the South Korean phone maker hits the right price, this might be a lucrative option for the savvy shopper. In any case, an exact release date and pricing are hopefully to be announced at IFA kicking off in a couple of days, so stay tuned.