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.