Samsung Unveils The Wave

Samsung Electronics has officially launched what it hopes would help the company become a major player in the smartphone market. The South Korean electronics giant presented its Samsung Wave in a launching party in Spain, just ahead of the official opening of the Mobile World Congress.

The Wave, which will hit the shelves in May, features a 3.3-inch touch screen and a five-megapixel camera that is capable of playing and recording high-definition videos. In addition, it has an application store that gives users the opportunity to download games and news programs.

It is the first Samsung phone that uses the Bada operating system. The Wave is the first of about 15 smartphones that Samsung plans to unveil this year, Jean-Philippe Illarine, the company telecommunications marketing director in France, said.

Samsung, the world’s second-largest mobile phone maker, has struggled to make a mark in the smartphone segment with only a 3.2 percent share of the market as of last year. However, the company believes that the Wave will change its fortune in the smartphone war.