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Samsung S8530 Wave II
Samsung Wave II S8530
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganBorn Smart
Compatible networksGSM: 850/900/1800/1900/2100
3G: 900/2100
HSDPA: 3.6 Mbit/s
HSUPA: 2 Mbit/s
Availability by regionOctober 2010
PredecessorSamsung Wave S8500
SuccessorSamsung Wave s8600
RelatedSamsung Jet, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Wave S8500, Samsung Wave Y
Form factorSlate
Dimensions123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm
Mass135 g
Operating systembada 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0
CPUARM Cortex A8 clocked at 1 GHz (Samsung S5PC111)
Memoryinternal 2 GB / 8 GB; 256MB + 128MB of RAM
Removable storagemicroSD(HC) up to 32 GB
BatteryLi-Ion 1500 mAh
Display3.7" 800x480 @ 283 PPI Super Clear LCD display with Gorilla Glass
MediaMP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV, MP4, FLAC, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, XviD, MKV ...?
Rear camera5 MP (4:3)
Connectivity802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0
Data inputsT9 trace, Abc, QWERTY, Multi-touch input method, Handwriting recognition
Other- Scratch-resistant surface
- Smart unlock
- Accelerometer
- Proximity Sensor
- Magnetometer
- Digital compass

The Samsung Wave II S8530 (or "Samsung Wave II") is a discontinued smartphone developed and produced by Samsung Electronics. It is the successor of the Samsung Wave S8500 smartphone, and runs on Samsung's Bada 1.2 operating system, which was commercially released in October 2010.[1][2][3] The Wave II is a slim touchscreen phone powered by a proprietary 1 GHz ARM Cortex-8 CPU and a built-in PowerVR SGX 540 graphics engine, SLCD display and 720p video recording.[4] As the phone contained an LCD display, SlashGear speculated that the phone could be the result of a rumored AMOLED panel shortage.[5]

Hardware features


The exterior of the phone consists of a 10.9 mm thick metal-alloy housing in a slate-style form factor. The front features three physical buttons below the screen: a call, reject/shutdown, and main menu button.


The display consists of a 3.7-inch (94 mm) Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with an anti-smudge oleophobic coating on top of the scratch-resistant tempered-glass (Gorilla Glass Display) touch panel. The screen resolution is 800x480 WVGA.[6]


The phone features a 1 GHz SoC,[7] containing an ARM Cortex A8 CPU core – identical to the ARM Cortex CPU core used in Apple's A4 package on package SoC.[8][9] The phone's graphics engine is the SGX 540 which is said to be capable of generating 90 million triangles per second (same as the SoC used on the Samsung Galaxy S). The chip contains 256MB+128MB of onboard RAM (same hardware as the Samsung Wave S8500).


The phone features a 5 megapixel camera which supports 2592 x 1944 pixels, along with autofocus, LED flash, Geotagging, face & blink detection, image stabilization, touch focus, etc. Shooting modes include: beauty shot, smile shot, continuous, panorama, and vintage shot. It can record 720p HD video (1280x720) at 30 FPS with flash and a 320x240 slow-motion video at 120 FPS with flash.


The Samsung Wave II supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HSDPA 3.2 Mbit/s and HSUPA 2 Mbit/s. It was the first phone to support Bluetooth version 3.0[citation needed].

Other features

Other features include A-GPS, 2 GB/8 GB of internal storage with a microSDHC slot for an additional 32 GB. It also has a magnetometer, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, a 5.1-channel surround sound Mobile Theater, music recognition, a fake call service, smart search, and Social Hub.

This phone is available with European, Asian, and North American 3G bandings. The North American 3G bandings version of the phone is limited availability and is not available in the US.

Software features

User interface

The phone is one of the few smartphones to feature the Samsung Bada operating system platform. The UI is Samsung's own TouchWiz 3.0, which, like its 2 predecessors (TouchWiz 2.0 and TouchWiz), utilizes widgets. The 3 most notable widgets pre-installed in TouchWiz 3.0 are Daily Briefing (including all essential information such as weather, finance, AP mobile news, and schedule), Feeds and Updates, and Buddies now (allowing users to call, send texts to, and read Facebook or Twitter feeds off their favorite contacts). Users are allowed to have up to 10 home screens to add widgets.


In terms of Internet Browser, Samsung Wave is pre-installed with Dolphin Browser v2.0 (based on WebKit). While this browser supports Flash, it is disabled by default to improve page load time.

By default, the phone comes with Picsel Viewer, which is capable of reading .pdf documents and Microsoft Office file formats. Users from selected countries can buy and download Picsel Office Editor from Samsung Apps.

As for Samsung apps, users can also download applications, games and widgets from the application store.

Other software includes the GPS software that comes with this phone (LBS Route 66), Palringo IM, Facebook, Twitter, social hub, mini diary, daily briefing, memo, video player, FM radio, media browser, voice recorder, e-mail and pre-installed Asphalt 5.

Media support

The Samsung Wave supports many media formats for both audio and video content, which are the MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV, MP4, FLAC, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, DivX, XviD, MKV file formats.

Android porting

Due to many owners of the phone disliking the Bada software, many people[who?] have worked on porting the popular Android OS to the Wave 2. The ported versions known are Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat. However, they are still being developed and some features, such as GPS, may be limited or not function as intended.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Samsung Wave, first bada smartphone hits the market | Samsung bada". Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  2. ^ "Samsung Wave Family". Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  3. ^ "Bada Wave". Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Samsung S8530 Wave II - Full phone specifications". Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  5. ^ Davies, Chris (2010-10-04). "Samsung Wave II S8530 Gets Bigger But Dumps Super AMOLED - SlashGear". Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  6. ^ "Samsung S8500 Wave vs. Samsung S8530 Wave II - Phonegg". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Latest 32-bit RISC architecture for automotive expands functionality".
  8. ^ "Apple iPad and Samsung Wave share a brain". Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Apple A4 vs. SEC S5PC110A01" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-04.
  10. ^ "Android Development on Bada". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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