Hot on the heel of announcing its latest Galaxy line of smartphones, Samsung has unveiled a trio of its newest additions to the Bada powered Wave range.
Leading the charge is the Wave 3, sporting a four-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz processor and HSPA connectivity in a slick new 9.9mm brushed aluminium unibody case designed to appeal to the style-conscious types.
Also onboard is a five-megapixel camera that records in HD, Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 and the latest, 2.0 version of Samsung’s Bada operating system, which brings enhanced multitasking, voice recognition support and more.
Next up is the Wave M, representing the mid-range ‘Magical’ line in Samsung’s brand new handset naming scheme. This will be the first smartphone to offer ChatON, Sammy’s proprietary cross-platform messaging service that is for all intents and purposes, its answer to the BlackBerry Messenger.
Hardware features include a 3.65-inch HVGA display made from tempered glass, a five-megapixel snapper, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC support and Bluetooth – all rolled into a metallic body.
Last in is the Wave Y. Short for Young, this is an entry-level smartie aimed at teenagers with social networking focussed features such as Samsung’s Social Hub, which amalgamates updates from a variety of services. This also comes with ChatON, plus Music Hub and Bada 2.0.
“Smartphones are gaining popularity by the day. The new additions to the Wave portfolio are the first to benefit from the power of our bada 2.0 platform; the full extent of our commitment is clear to see in each device,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s mobile division.
All three handsets will be on show at the IFA 2011 expo in Berlin starting September 2nd and are expected to hit store shelves in Europe in October.