The well-known leading maker of mobile phone, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the availability of its new Samsung Wave (S8500), which the company claims as the first cellphone based on Samsung’s new open mobile platform – Samsung bada, featuring 3.3″ AMOLED touchscreen, new TouchWiz 3.0 UI, A-GPS, 720p HD video decoding and recording capabilities, aiming to expand smartphone usability to the next level.

Key Features Of Samsung Wave S8500:

  • Large 3.3-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) full touch Super AMOLED screen with mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) technology
  • 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Face/Blink Detection and geo-tagging caability
  • High-performance 1GHz processor offers users the best possible graphic performance
  • Integrated Social Hub brings all major portal’s email, IM and SNS services directly into 1 unified solution
  • Intuitive, fully customizable TouchWiz 3.0 user interface includes motion UI, Smart Unlock and customizable widget screen
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n standard connectivity
  • Support for virtual 5.1 surround sound
  • Multi-codec support for DivX Xvid, MP4 and WMV
  • Access to Samsung Apps that includes a wealth of games, navigation, social networking, e-book, health and lifestyle applications

“The Samsung Wave truly demonstrates our commitment to deliver rich, connected and innovative smartphone experiences to everyone,” commented JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business for Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Wave sees our platform vision become a reality. For the first time, developers have the freedom to create applications across multiple platforms, for consumption on a huge range of devices. In the Wave, our developer partners can see the ocean of opportunity that is offered by the bada mobile platform and our device technology.”

The new Samsung Wave (S8500) which measures 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm is expected to be available globally beginning April 2010, but no words on its price yet.