Samsung Releases New Wave of Smartphones – Wave 3 & Wave Y

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Samsung Wave 3 GT-S8530 front

Samsung Wave 3 GT-S8530 front

Right before the new year, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd launched the Bada-powered 4″ flagship smartphone Wave 3 and entry level Wave Y phones. Bada you say?  For the uninitiated, Bada is Samsung’s own proprietary mobile platform. Little known to many, Bada, which means “ocean” and “seashore” in Korea, has been around for 10 years. Samsung sold 300 million handsets in 2011, making it the biggest handset manufacturer in world. Over 4.5 million phones currently run Bada.

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Samsung Wave 3 brush metal

Samsung Wave 3 brush metal

The Samsung Wave 3, the Bada flagship phone sports a market-leading 4″ Super AMOLED display, a zippy 1.4Ghz processor and HSPA+ high speed connectivity, housed in a sleek 9.9mm brushed-metal enclosure. Who says budget has to be ugly? The anodized aluminum slim and solid unibody design is perfect for the style-conscious. The Wave 3 also comes with a rear 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, and VGA front-facing camera. Connectivity wise – WIFI b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, AGPS and USB 2.0.

Samsung Wave Y GT-S5380

Samsung Wave Y GT-S5380

The Samsung Wave Yis the ultimate entry-level smartphone. With a large 3.2″ HVGA screen, the Wave Y comes in a stylish metallic hairline body finish. Comes with a 2MP rear facing camera with LED flash, AGPS, WIFI b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 2.0.

Both the Wave 3 and Wave Y comes integrated with Samsung’s Social Hub and ChatON, Samsung’s mobile communications service which works across mobile platforms like Android and coming soon on iOS and BlackBerry.

The Wave 3, retails at RM999 and the Wave Y at RM419. Both are available in all Samsung Retail outlets in Malaysia.

Samsung Wave 3 Product Specifications

Network

HSDPA 14.4/HSUPA 5.76  900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900

Processor

1.4GHz Processor

Display

4” WVGA Super AMOLED

OS

bada 2.0

Camera

Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED FlashSub(Front) : VGA

Video

Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264/DivXPlayback/Recording :HD(720p)@30fps

Audio

Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/AMR/ MID/WAV3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS

Value-added Features

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies 2.0 / Samsung Kies air

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung TouchWiz

Social Hub
– Integrated Messaging(Email, IM, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync

– Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM

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A-GPS/Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth v3.0
USB 2.0 + HS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

WiFi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Light

Memory

 3GB + microSD (up to 32GB)

Size

125.9 × 64.2 × 9.9 mm, 122g

Battery

Battery (Standard) Li-on, 1,500mAhTalk Time : Up to 480 hours
Standby Time : Up to 8.5 hours

Price

RM 999
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 Samsung Wave Y Product Specifications

Network

HSDPA 7.2  900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900

Processor

832MHz Processor

Display

3.2” 320×480(HVGA) TFT LCD

OS

bada 2.0

Camera

Main(Rear) : 2 MP FF with LED Flash

Video

Codec : MPEG4-SP/H.263/H.264Playback/Recording : [email protected]

Audio

Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/AMR/MID/WAV3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS

Value-added Features

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies 2.0 / Samsung Kies air

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung TouchWiz

Social Hub
– Integrated Messaging(Email, IM, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync

– Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM

A-GPS

Connectivity

Bluetooth v 3.0
USB 2.0 + HS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

WiFi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Proximity

Memory

 150MB + 2GB inbox + microSD (up to 32GB)

Size

110 × 58.2 × 12.3 mm, 102.4g

Battery

Battery (Standard) Li-on, 1,200mAhTalk Time : Up to 570 hours
Standby Time : Up to 6.7 hours

Price

RM 419

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Catch the product intro video here:
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTYRyBZ3CUQ

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Samsung Debuts a Duo Wave Smartphones – Wave 3 & Wave Y

New Wave 3 and Wave Y smartphones combine stylish design with ChatON mobile communication service

Kuala Lumpur, 28 December 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the flagship 4” chic Smartphone Wave 3, and the smart-start Wave Y.

The two devices, borne of Samsung’s heritage in innovation, are powered by Samsung’s own new bada 2.0 platform which brings together a wide variety of new capabilities including multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct and voice recognition. Bada 2.0 enables Smartphone users to experience advanced services such as photo and file sharing without Internet networking.

ChatON is Samsung’s proprietary mobile communication service that works across all major mobile devices like Android and available soon on iOS, and RIM. A global cross-platform communication service links all your friends and contacts instantly. Micro-communities can be set up through group chat, while a web client allows the sharing of content and conversations between mobile and PC.

Samsung Apps, an integrated application store for Samsung smartphones, is also available on these devices. With an improved User Interface and enhanced store features, Samsung Apps offers a wide variety of applications from globally well-known content to locally-customized applications.

“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. Samsung has, once again, produced easy-to-use, very affordable smartphones that will inspire the market,” said Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Smart meets style, the Wave 3
The Samsung Wave 3 is a beautiful, chic smartphone boasting the market-leading 4” Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz processor and HSPA+ connectivity all delivered in a 9.9mm brushed-metal case. Building on the Wave series’ style heritage in full metal design, the Wave 3 is the perfect device for the style-conscious consumer. Excellently constructed of anodized aluminum, the slim yet solid unibody design supports an active, on-the-move lifestyle.

Integrated with Samsung’s Social Hub, the Wave 3 provides smarter multi-tasking, seamless push notification and Wi-Fi Direct, keeping users connected and entertained at all times.

A smart-start, the Wave Y
The Samsung Wave Y is the perfect device to introduce new users to the world of smartphone experiences. With a stylish metallic hairline body finishing and large 3.2” HVGA screen, new users can take their first steps to mobile social networking with Social Hub and ChatON. Simple personalisation is enabled via the Live Panel, Lock Screen and Folder management.

The Wave 3, retails at RM999 and the Wave Y at RM419. Both are available in all Samsung Retail outlets in Malaysia.

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