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Samsung unveils Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y bada OS smartphones

samsungNews first appeared about a new smartphone device from Samsung last week after information was spotted buried inside the Korean company’s own Android app made for the forthcoming IFA conference. And now the confirmation is here.

In a post late Monday on the company’s official global blog, not one but three new smartphones were announced – the Wave 3, the Wave M and the Wave Y.

All three devices will run on the company’s bada 2.0 platform, which “brings together a wide variety of new capabilities including multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct, voice recognition and Near Field Communication,” the post said. The phones will also be loaded with Samsung’s new instant messaging service, ChatON, which will work across all major mobile devices.

The cheaper phones could be a hit in emerging markets, and will sit alongside other (Android) offerings in the same field announced by Samsung last week.

Here are a few details about the new Wave phones:

Wave 3 – the most powerful of the three

– 125.9 × 64.2 × 9.9 mm, 122g

– 4” Super AMOLED display

– 1.4GHz processor

– 3GB memory plus microSD (up to 32GB)

– 5 MP camera

– 9.9mm brushed-metal case

samsung wave 3

Wave M

– 113.8 × 63.3 × 12.2 mm, 121g

– 3.65” HVGA screen made from tempered glass

– 832MHz processor

– 150MB memory plus 2GB inbox plus microSD (up to 32GB)

– 5 MP camera

– metallic body

samsung wave m

Wave Y – the most basic model, for newcomers to the world of smartphones

– 110 × 58.2 × 12.3 mm, 102.4g

– 3.2” HVGA screen

– 832MHz processor

– 150MB plus 2GB inbox plus microSD (up to 32GB)

– 2 MP camera

Wave users will be able to fill their phones with apps from Samsung Apps. The store currently has about 13,000 apps available, which isn’t many when you consider Android market’s 100,000 apps and the Apple App Store’s 300,000.

The Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y will be on show next month in Berlin at the IFA, the world’s largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. They’ll likely show up in stores in October.

[Sources: Samsung Blog, Samsung Mobile Press, Reuters]

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