The latest iteration to Samsung's Bada-based handset line has just been officially announced by the Korean company.
Check out Samsung Wave II S8530 --
Samsung Wave II flaunts an almost similar design identity as that of Samsung Wave S8500, which saw official release in the Philippines last July. Wave II dons a brushed metal case and plastic caps on either ends.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the first Wave and Wave II can be seen on their screens. Samsung Wave S8500 features a SuperAMOLED capacitive touchscreen while Samsung Wave II S8530, due to SuperAMOLED shortage, only has this so-called Super CLEAR LCD (Off hand, I can't really say anything about this type of display as I haven't seen it yet).
Specifications-wise, Samsung Wave II S8530 features TouchWiz UI 3.0, 5 MegaPixel Autofocus camera with Flash, 720p HD Video recording capability with TorchLight, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-out and MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32 GB HSDPA. The phone runs Samsung very own Bada Operating System with its 1GHz processor and supports a variety of connectivity options including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G HSDPA 3.6.
The Samsung Wave II S8530 is expected to land in Europe this November with an SRP of around €429 or $587. TP is still awaiting word from Samsung Philippines on this handset's availability in the country.