Samsung of France held a press conference last week, at which company representatives announced that the first smartphone to ship with bada 2.0 should be expected in September of this year. Even though its exact name is still unknown, the said device will most probably join the Wave family and is meant to become its new flagship handset. As far as its technical specifications go, here is what has been mentioned to date:
- 3.65-inch touch-sensitive display
- 7.2 Mbps HSDPA radio
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with a VGA front-facing one
- Support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC
A second bada 2.0 smartphone is expected to follow in November, but it will be more of a mid-end device with a relatively modest 3.14-inch QVGA display and a 3-megapixel camera.
Since bada 2.0 is expected to launch in July, this could mean that current members of the Samsung Wave family might get an update before the launch of these two handsets, but that is just a wild guess for now. Nevertheless, back at MWC in Barcelona Samsung did mention that even the original Wave will be able to run the new platform, so we do not see a reason why such an update may not be possible.
source: bada World (translated) Samsung Hub