The Samsung S8500 Wave, the first phone with the new Bada OS and also the first with Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen popped in a couple of German sites and ladies and gentlemen, we have a price and even a target availability date.
The Samsung S8500 Wave has a Cortex A8 CPU running at 1GHz and packs Samsung’s home-brewed OS, Bada. Another mouth-watering feature is the 5MP camera that can capture 720p videos at 30 fps.
And of course, the screen. Yes, that screen. The Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung S8500 Wave is 3.3″ big with WVGA resolution and the best viewing angles in the business. It also has the deep blacks typical for AMOLED and great sunlight legibility (not quite so typical for that technology).
As for the price – the German Amazon has the S8500 Wave at 430 euro (580 US dollars) and Geizhals lists four retailers that offer it as low as 379 euro (510 US dollars). Geizhals sets the shipping date sometime in May.