The Samsung S8500 Wave is also known as a four-band GSM 850/900/800/1900 and HSDPA 900/2100 device. This is the first Samsung phone that contains the BADA operating system. The size of the phone is 118 X 56 X 10.9 mm and weighs 118 grams.
Samsung Wave has a 3.3-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that supports 16 million colors and 480 X 800 pixels resolution. Accelerometer sensor and proxy sensor for automatic rotation and auto-off. The body of the phone is made of scratch resistant material. Other features include handwriting recognition, intelligent resolution, and so on. The phone runs on Samsung's innovative TouchWiz user interface, making the phone appealing and easy to use.
Samsung wave works with ARM Cortex A8 with a 1GHz processor and Samsung's BADA operating system. Its internal memory is 1.5 GB (390 MB available), which can be upgraded to an external microSD card up to 32 GB. This is a 5 megapixel camera that can capture up to 2592 X 1944 pixels and capture videos at 30 frames per second. Other features of the camera include autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, touch focus, geo tagging, smile and flash, video player etc.
The handset includes a music player that supports a video player supporting MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC + file formats and MP4 / WMV / DivX file formats. Stereo FM radio with RDS and FM recording is also provided. Other applications include digital compass, organizer, image editing, voice memo etc. Users can also download other apps from the Samsung App Store.
The phone has a standard Li-ion 1500 mAh battery that provides standby time of 600 hours (2g) / 550 hours (3g) and talk time of 15 hours (2g) / 7 hours (3G).