Samsung To Launch Trio Of Bada-based Smartphones

Details are scarce but it looks like Samsung will launch three more Bada OS smartphones, showing that the Korean tech company is convinced that its proprietary mobile platform has a future, following the acquisition of Motorola by Google and the exit of HP from the mobile market.

The three handsets that will go on sale include the GT-S5380, the GT-S8600 adn the GT-S7250. All three will run on the new Bada 2.0 OS and will come with Bluetooth 3.0.

The S5380 will come with a 3.2-inch display and a two megapixel camera and is the obvious entry level candidate for the OS while the S8600 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a five megapixel camera and 3GB onboard storage and should target the upper end of the market.

The last handset, the S7250, will be the successor to the Wave and is set to have a 3.5-inch HVGA display and NFC support as well. Hardware specifications are not known as this stage but we would expect all three to share the same hardware.

The top of the range Samsung Bada smartphone is the GT S8500 Wave, with a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED LCD that's currently on sale for around £300, but is hardly competitive with other rivals like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini which has roughly the same specification at around half the price.