Samsung Wave S8500 unpacked, brings bada to the world

Samsung Wave S8500 unpacked, brings bada to the world
We heard it will be here, and here it is - the first bada powered phone, the Samsung Wave S8500. The phone definitely has the looks, but has it got the touch? Guess we can't tell you that just yet, but still we can describe this newly-born handset in detail at last. So the Samsung Wave S8500 nicely sized with its 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, with a resolution of 480x800 pixels, which is really nice for that diagonal. Basically, the Super AMOLED technology is said to deliver a clearer image, as compared to traditional AMOLED. Moreover, it should allow the phone to have a thinner body and longer battery life. Besides the new tech, the Wave's screen will be protected by a tempered glass, which sounds pretty nice to us.

Wondering what's the horsepower under the hood? Well, of course, a 1GHz Samsung processor, which should allow for 3D gaming and watching HD video! The 5-megapixel camera will also let you record in HD resolution. It goes without saying that the Samsung Wave S8500 is also equipped with features like Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth, but the interesting thing is it will have support for Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 (the first official phone to have it).

The interface on top of bada will be called... surprise: TouchWiz 3.0, which is quite similar to what we've seen from TouchWiz so far. There are some improvements of course, like the 10 home screen pages we now have. The Social Hub feature will integrate all your correspondence into one place, making it easier for you to manage your communications. The browser will be WebKit-based Dolphin 2.0 with one-touch zoom.

The Samsung Wave S8500 will become available in April, at a still unannounced price. Stay tuned for our hands-on for more information about the feel of this sleek device!

Samsung Wave S8500 Specifications

source: Samsung


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1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

not even a little bit impressed. sorry but this is nothing spectacular, the resolution looks great, but thats not getting me off my DROID.

3. dZW

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 16, 2008

I have the DROID also, along with many others, and thought I'd share this with you. Just because you don't think this phone is impressive doesn't mean someone else won't. There was no need for you to comment on this article. All you did was embarrass owners of the DROID because after reading this people are going to generalize "us" like readers did with Iphone owners; condescending, ignorant, self-absorbed, narrow-minded, geeks. Thinks twice before you post. Thanks.

4. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Isn't this set up for us to comment? He's not impressed, and to tell you the truth, I'm not that impressed and I don't even have the Droid. This S8500 is a nice phone, but besides the screen, nothing special..

5. dZW

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 16, 2008

I have no problem with his comment other than it comparing this phone to the DROID, which i know for a fact can not be done by this member of phoneArena because they have never touched this device. There was no need to judge this phone and compare it to something you cannot physically compare it to. Also we don't need to add anymore people into the DROID hater group. Its obvious you haven't been around here long enough to see how people generalize and try to create drama. That's why i am here as a "MOD" to control these type of situations. Thanks again.

2. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Wow this phone is impressive. Too bad its new and won't yet initially have the app support of other platforms.

6. dtn_93 unregistered

i dont know whether to get a nexus or this one or this. id rather wait to see if it does well first but then everyone would do that and bada would fail

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