Samsung recently launched two new handsets S8500 Wave and I9000 Galaxy S in India. The former runs on Bada OS and latter runs on Android 2.1 and are high-end handsets.
Bada is an open source mobile operating system developed by Samsung which means Ocean in Korean language. As per Samsung, this OS is like an ocean and has lot of openness in development. Samsung President and CEO (South West Asia) J. S. Shin quoted:
In the coming months, we will launch more hi-end handsets to further consolidate our position in the Indian mobile market
Ranjit Yadav, Director (Mobile & IT), Samsung Electronics quoted
we have been focussing more on open OS mobiles recently since many key characteristics of smart phones are becoming more and more important, especially mobile internet, messaging features, strong 3rd party applications and flexibility for customization.
Both these handsets has a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor for advanced graphic performance and has TouchWiz UI 3.0 which supports customizable home screen with widgets. The handsets also have some common features like
- 480 x 800 AMOLED capacitive touch screen,
- 3G , Bluetooth3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi, GPS.
- Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor, Multi-touch input.
- 5MP camera with LED Flash, touch focus, Geo tagging and face and smile detection and image stabilization.
- 720p video recording @30fps and HD video playback, image video and document editor.
- Stereo FM radio with RDS, 1500 mAh Battery.
Samsung S8500 Wave is 10.9 mm thick with 3.3″ screen, 2 GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB Micro SD). Standby – Up to 650 h (2G) / up to 570 h (3G), Talk time – up to 15 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G) and music playback Up to 35 h.
Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is 9.9 mm thick with 4.0″ screen, 8GB /16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB Micro SD), Standby – Up to 750 h (2G) / up to 576 h (3G), Talk time – up to 13 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G).
Samsung Wave and Galaxy S are priced at Rs.19,100 and Rs.31,500 respectively.
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