Samsung announces Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro bada smartphones

Samsung Wave 2 Pro

Samsung today announced two new bada-powered smartphones, the Wave 2 (S5250) and Wave 2 Pro (S5330). The devices are quite similar but the Wave 2 Pro adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both will slot in below the flagship Samsung Wave.

“The Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro are testament to Samsung’s continuing commitment to deliver a smartphone for every lifestyle,” said JK Shin, President and head of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “I expect significant growth of bada smartphones volume thanks to the launch of mass market targeting Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro. We will continue to invest in our open bada platform and offer a wide range of choices and experiences for consumers.”

Both the Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro will be powered by Samsung’s bada operating system with TouchWiz 3.0 UI. They will come with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity (no 3G), a 3.2-inch display, 80MB of internal memory, A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a microSD reader (supporting cards up to 16GB), and a 3MP camera. They will be available in black, white or pink.

The Samsung Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro will be available starting in August in Russia and South East Asia. There is no word yet on whether they will be released in North America.