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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Samsung Wave 3 Coming To UK?

Samsung has put the Wave 3 on sale in France which could well mean an imminent release in the UK soon.

The handset, which is also known as the S8600, is powered by Samsung's own Bada OS operating system, the fourth mobile platform supported by the Korean company after Android, Tizen and Windows Mobile and the fifth biggest smartphone OS on the market.

As for the Wave 3, it was announced back in August and comes with a 1.4GHz chipset (a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon one we suspect), 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a 9.9mm anodized aluminium body, a five megapixel camera with AF and LED flash, HD video recording, a front facing camera, TV-Out, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi (and Wi-Fi Direct), a 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA capacitive display, all powered by Bada OS 2.0.

Samsung also included its own global communication service, Chaton, its user interface, TouchWiz UX as well as various services such as Samsung Apps, Social Hub, Music hub and more.

Expect the phone to go on sale in the UK for around £400 which will make it a tough sale against discounted Android handsets like the HTC Sensation which packs more power and costs only £289.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.