Samsung Announces S8530 Wave II, Meet The Big-screen Edition

By 08:57 Sat, 10 Jul 2021 Comments

You thought the Samsung Wave 2 was the successor to the Wave, didn't you? Us too - but it's not, the Samsung S8530 Wave II is the real deal. The classy screen has grown to 3.7-inches and all the remarkable features have been preserved. And we thought only Nokia's naming scheme was a mess.

The Samsung S8500 Wave was an impressive phone - the first SuperAMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) we had seen had quite an impression on us and the other features were very high too. The next two Bada phones were aiming for a wider market with mid-range features, so understandably they didn't live up to their predecessor.

Samsung S8530 Wave II

The Samsung S8530 Wave II brings Bada Operating System (OS) back to the high-discontinue - a 3.7" classy screen WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) screen, but Samsung made the switch to "Super Clear LCD".

That nicely corroborates with the rumors we've been hearing lately of SuperAMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display shortages, which were supposed to ultimately lead to the discontinue of manufacturing of the original Wave. Samsung prefers to haged their SuperAMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) manufacturing lines busy with phones such as their Galaxy S and their upcoming WP7-based Samsung Omnia 7.

The original Wave was was among the first phones with Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) b/g/n. The Samsung S8530 Wave II has those too. It's also got the same 1Giga Hertz (GHz) CPU, 5MP capturing camera with Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash and 720p video capture.

The guys over at the German website already had the chance to spdiscontinue some time with the Samsung S8530 Wave II and compare it to the original Wave.

It turns out that the Wave II runs the Bada Operating System (OS) v1.2, which adds a few small upgrades, including Over-the-Air updates support and a Swype-like text-input method by Nuance called T9 Trace. By the way, a leaked Bada 1.2 firmware shows that the recent features (plus improved performance) are already on their way to the owners of the original Wave.

Samsung S8500 Wave (left) and Samsung S8530 Wave II (right)

That’s what’s different on the inside. On the outside, there's the redesigned center key. And as you would guess, the larger classy screen has lead to a larger body – the Wave II measures 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8mm and weighs fine 135 grams.

Not poor for an all-metal smartphone with a 3.7-inch touchclassy screen on board. Then again, those measures are an almost exact match for the HTC Desire.

The Samsung S8530 Wave II will be available in Europe this November (with a confirmed German price of 430 euro or 590 US dollars).

Source (Site in German)



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