Samsung has announced three new smartphones that will be powered by its own proprietary Bada 2.0 operating system. The flagship of this trio is the Wave 3, which was first leaked in Samsung’s IFA 2011 Unpacked app, followed by the Wave M that will target the mid-range market and the Wave Y for the entry-level market.
The Wave 3 sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and packs in a 1.4GHz processor, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash into a 9.9mm thin full metal chassis constructed of anodized aluminum.
The Wave M will be the first to feature Samsung’s just announced ChatON messaging service and sports a 3.65-inch TFT LCD display with mid-range specs, but offers integrated NFC as an option. The Wave Y sports a 3.2-inch HVGA display and entry-level specs and will also work with ChatOn.
Bada version 2.0 was recently announced along with the release of an SDK in hopes of more developer support. New features introduced by Bada 2.0 include NFC, voice recognition, and direct WiFi sharing.