Remember the days when Infrared and later, Bluetooth “ruled” our world? Guess what, those days are over because now Bluetooth 3.0 it’s available on first mobile phone. The first device that has it, is a Samsung one called S8500 Wave. We have the official specifications from Samsung, so we will feature them in this post.
The phone comes with a large display, a WVGA super Amoled one having 3.3-inches and 16M colors. Under this display there are 3 hardware keys, Call, Menu and End/Call one while above there are is an earpiece and the video-call camera.
On the right side of the phone there are two buttons, camera and lock screen ones while on the other side there are the volume rockers.
Top of the phone has a loudspeaker grill, 3.5mm audio jack and the microUSB port(covered by a plastic lid).
At the back of the phone is a 5 megapixel camera equipped with autofocus and LED flash plus a lot of cool features: Face/Blink detection, Lomo/Vintage/Beauty/Smile/Panorama Shot, Geo-tagging or Image Editor are some of them. The camera is capable of HD video playing/recording(720p@30fps) with continuous autofocus and video light. Under the back panel there is the 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery and a microSD card slot.
Samsung S8500 has revamped the TouchWiz 3 user interface and comes with a new operating system called Bada. The new operating system is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 100 built in applications available in Bada app store.
The breath taking part comes at connectivity features. Bluetooth 3.0 is available with A2DP support along the standard GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, microUSB. In a word, all-inclusive connectivity. Gps is available through A-Gps support and comes with Google Maps 3.0.
The Internet will be browsed with Samsung Dolphin Browser 2.0 which comes with Flash support, but lacks auto-complete address option.
Samsung S8500 Wave will be available in stores from April 2010 and I think we will talk again about it soon.