Samsung has officially unveiled its first phone with the manufacturer’s new internally developed Bada OS in the Wave during Mobile World Congress.
The Wave (also known as the Wave S8500) will be one of the first handsets shipped with Bluetooth 3.0.
It should be noted that Bada is not a smartphone operating system according to Samsung representatives at MWC, as the manufacturer is treating Bada as an evolution of its own internal embedded operating system with modern features.
The rest of the featureset consists of Wi-Fi with 802.11n support for streaming media, TouchWiz 3.0, 3.3-inch “Super AMOLED” capacitive touch display at 800 x 480 resolution with multitouch support, 1GHz processor, 5.0 megapixel camera with video recorder, aGPS, accelerometer, 2 or 8GB of internal storage space with microSD expansion slot, playback support for DivX, XviD, MP3, WMV, and support for virtual 5.1 surround sound along with 720p recording / decoding.
Samsung is also touting its mDNIe derivative of the Digital Natural Image engine technology used in its LCD and LED TV lineups for optimized viewing of multimedia on the device. The worldwide launch of the Wave is set for April with pricing yet to be determined.