Samsung Wave 3, M & Y Bada phones announced

Samsung Wave 3, M & Y Bada phones announced

So aside from the LTE model of the Galaxy S2, Samsung also announced three new Bada OS smartphones — the Samsung Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y with the Wave 3 definitely being the flagship Bada handset.

Despite its success with Android and the Galaxy line, Samsung is not quitting its home-brewed Bada OS. These new line-up of Samsung Wave handsets certainly will attest to that.


Samsung Wave 3
4″ AMOLED display
1.4GHz processor
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
3GB internal memory
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
USB 2.0
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
VGA front-facing camera
720p video recording @ 30fps
GPS w/ aGPS support
Bada OS 2.0
NFC support
TouchWiz UI
1500mAh Li-Ion battery

Unfortunately though, there are no dual-core processors or large internal storage (16GB seems to be the de facto size for their Android superphones) in the line-up giving us that impression that Samsung is targeting the mid-range market with these handsets (they said so last year during the Bada Developer seminar here in Manila).

The Wave M and Wave Y comes with slower processors (~800MHz) and smaller screen real estate (3.65″ for M and 3.2″ for Y).

These handsets will also come with Samsung ChatON pre-installed, a mobile communication/messaging service that will allow smartphones (and even feature phones) from all major platforms (iOS, Android, Symbian) to communicate with each other for free.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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20 Responses

  1. Lance says:

    WOw! This is just an amazing development for BADA by samsung. Will their previously released smartphones with BADA OS get this software update? The homepage really looks different from what it is of my sister’s bada phone right now…

  2. Gadhou says:

    Any price info on these 3 boss abe?

  3. Jhoms says:

    looks android-ish to me.

  4. Miguel says:

    This is the backup plan if Google goes rogue.

  5. yanyan says:

    when will these phones available in the market?

  6. 21 says:

    Bada Os but Android look alike. damn,

  7. eason says:

    I love my wave 1 phone, the best handset to offer superb quality entertainment without breaking the bank. But I think wave 3 is super amoled plus, since wave 1 is super amoled. I choose bada over android because I am not a person who is particular of apps, plus I hate excessive customization in android. Its a reason for procrastinationfor me.

  8. eason says:

    A bit of dissapointment for a bada wave 1 user for me. Almost the same features as wave one. They did not even upgraded the camera to 8mp :( they just upgraded the processor and added NFC, plus they removed the dedicated camera button. T_T but overall I’m satisfiedwith my Bada device, cause i’m not a person particular of apps. Its between android and ios for me.

    • mary says:

      It’s still an improvement because they bumped up the processor, added an NFC, increased the screensize (just basing on visual inspection on my sis’s phone) AND brought the initial price to 16k+. The wave1 phone was 20k+ on initial offer.

    • Leo says:

      i think the on screen camera button is better than the dedicated ones, because my wave 1 has its camera button not working anymore. i hope that when theye released the update for wave 1, it will also support the touch screen camera button that is found on the wave 3.

  9. Toks says:

    Sayang all that power, under-utilized by bada.

  10. yawl says:

    sigh… wish they made a dual sim for wave or galaxy. dammit!

  11. I think the CPU is not wasted on Bada – it will go to the web engine. Bada 2.0 runs the WAC web widget platform.

  12. gardy says:

    i have given up on bada,,,still nothing exciting to look forward too…bada i think is dead even before it started,,,

  13. Gary says:

    Samsung Wave III is already available in German store for less than 300 €. Find it somehow strange that Samsung is still insisting with its own OS. What about their android phones?

  14. stefan M. says:

    Samsung Wave III is already available in German store for less than 300 €. Find it somehow strange that Samsung is still insisting with its own OS. What about their android phones?

  15. loms says:

    Im currently using a betafirmware 2.0 for wave 1. Comparing from Bada 1.2 to 2.0 malaki talaga difference kaso may mga features from 1.2 na nawala sa 2.0 like the photoeditor, pero overall the new firmware is great! live wallpaper(flash supported), voice input/output, new navigation panel, text message and media browser.

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