Samsung has officially announced that its eagerly awaited successor to the Wave smartphone has finally arrived in the UK.
The electronics cum smartphone giant confirmed the news today via its official Twitter and Facebook feeds and revealed interesting tidbits to get the hype train rolling.
Simon Stanford of Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Following the phenomenal success of our first high-end Wave handset last year, we wanted to take the smartphone experience we offer our customers a step further.”
The Wave 2 sports a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 chip, a 3.7-inch ‘Super LCD’ touchscreen that is both smudge and scratch resistant and dual front and back snappers, with the latter being a five-megapixel variety with LED flash and autofocus. There's also up to 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded by up to 32GB via the microSD slot.
The lack of a Super AMOLED panel is a disappointing, especially considering the original Wave had one. Sammy says those are out of stock due to huge demand (as it supplies them to other phone makers) but assures us that the replacement is just as good.
Like its older brother, the Wave 2 will also run on Samsung’s proprietary Bada operating system, version 1.2 to be precise. It will also boast a new feature called ‘Social Hub’.
Standord said: "With our Social Hub, it's now even easier for people to share content such as photos and videos with their social networks.
"And they'll also benefit from the growing popularity of our App store via the new gaming bundle we are offering.”
To give Wave 2 owners a taste of its gaming capabilities, Samsung has created a special package of titles that are pre-installed on the phone.
"Designed for gamers and app-lovers, the bundle includes five of the most recognisable and highest ranking apps in the paid for charts from Gameloft and EA Games, which are available from Samsung Apps”, Stanford added.
The Samsung Wave 2 is currently on sale from Phones4u and O2.