MWC: Samsung Wave 578 - Specs & Review

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Samsung Wave 578
Barcelona, Feb 17: Barcelona, Feb 17: World's second largest handset maker, Samsung, has announced the launch of another mid-range smartphone, Samsung Wave 578 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC 2011) in Barcelona. This new mobile will boast Near Field Communication connectivity.

The Samsung Wave 578 has a 3.2-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display and runs on Samsung"s Bada 1.1 platform. It is fitted with TouchWiz 3.0 UI and QuickType feature to support multi-touch functionality and three times faster typing speed. Also, this smartphone features zoom and pinch functions on screen.

Wave 578 S5780 has a 3.2-megapixel camera at the rear and a front-facing VGA camera for video calling. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 2.0. Users can download more than thousand apps from Samsung Apps.

The special feature that makes this smartphone unique, is its social networking connectivity options. The Social Network Service (SNS) integration will connect phone contacts with social network accounts on Facebook, Twitter etc directly.

Samsung Wave 578 Specs & Features:
* 3.2-inch WQVGA TFT LCD display screen (240 x 400 pixels)
* TouchWiz UI 3.0
* Bada OS 1.1
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
* Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
* 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
* 3.2 MP camera
* Front-facing VGA camera
* Micro USB 2.0
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* SNS integration
* Music Player with SoundAlive EQ
* 100MB internal memory
* 16 GB micro SD support
* 3.5mm Ear Jack
* Li-Ion 1200 mAh

Samsung claimed that Wave 578 will give talk time of around 750 minutes on the 2G network and 410 minutes on the 3G network. Samsung is yet to announce announce the official release date and price of the Wave 578. Sources have reported that this new smartphone will be available in France by May 2011 and will hit other markets shortly after. Stay tuned for more updates and hands-on review.

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