Samsung is just piling on the pressure and bringing into the marketplace, wave after wave of earth-friendly mobile phones. It’s no pun intended as I introduce the new Samsung’s S8500 ‘The Wave’, cute very cute, it comes with a 5 Megapixel EDOF camera which supports 2560 x 1920 pixel. The usual suspects of apps are on board, such as a music player, a web browser with wifi capability and a GPS navigation facility.
It will be the first mobile phone released by Samsung that will run on the new Linux based system ‘Bada operating system’. It’s a touchscreen phone and is powered with a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, the Wave has the new much-lauded Super AMOLED screen which has an anti-smudge oleophobic coating on top of the scratch-resistant tempered-Gorilla glass, to stop those irritating scratches that can happen. It also has 720p high-definition video capture capabilities, which just makes its 3-inch screen light up. And if you like reading spec charts, this handset comes with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU and a built-in PowerVR SGX 540 graphics engine.
And it has that fab auto rotation function which responds to the user’s movements. Construction wise, Samsung has opted for what’s called a unibody design for the S8500 which means it’s seamless, so look and feel wise it’s a very pretty well-built phone weighing in at 118g. The handset comes with 2/8 MB memory, if you are unhappy with its memory you can boast it as it up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. If you’re looking to do a lot of browsing, that’s all handled here with the Dolphin Browser v2.0
The Samsung Wave battery will last a full 24 hours from full.
Which is good news as the phone comes with a bunch of preinstalled applications which cover a lot of ground and there’s easy access for your social media’s apps such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, etc. With a battery life of about 7 hours of talk time over 3G.
And last but not least this handset came in second place in O2’s eco-mobile rating chart, not bad…