Wave 578 is Samsung’s newest addition to its bada-powered Wave family. The bada handset has been announced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 and the phone’s claim to fame is the integration of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip. NFC allows users to initiate making contactless payment along with using other services like door lock/unlock etc.
President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business JK Shin said, “With the Samsung Wave 578 handset, we will provide the latest innovation in mobile industry running on bada platform. The enhanced connectivity, design and social experiences enabled by this handset, represent Samsung’s commitment to democratizing the smart phone market and providing users around the world with access to rich experiences and content.”
The phone has a 3.2-inch WQVGA display, Social Hub, 3.2MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and front facing camera for video calls.
Samsung Wave 578 will be available in May of 2011 in France and will progressively be brought in European countries, CIS, South East Asia, India, Middle East, and China.
You can check out detailed specifications of the device here.