MWC 2011: Samsung Wave 578 to Support Near Field Communication

Unveiling their Galaxy SII and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the MWC 2011, it looks like Samsung’s having a good time. There is some more news of their latest Bada smartphone, the Wave 578 aka S5780.

A wave of opportunity for NFC...

According to Pocket-lint, Samsung will be bringing NFC support to Europe. It goes without saying that the smartphone will be supporting NFC globally. There’s some more about the specs of the Wave 578 as well, let’s take a look.

We already know that Wave 578 is running on Samsung’s custom-made Bada OS with TouchWiz 3.0 UI running over it. There’s the optional NFC support as well and the smartphone has the following specs:

  • 3.2-inch Touchscreen with 240 x 400 pixel resolution
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, 3G
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • 3.15 Megapixel camera
  • VGA front facing camera
  • Memory expandable up to 16 GB
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

The Wave 578 also has SNS integration and other mundane features like an Accelerometer and a Proximity Sensor.

So there’s no word on how much the S5780 will be priced at, but the smartphone should be launching sometime in May this year.

Published Date: Feb 14, 2011 05:20 pm | Updated Date: Feb 14, 2011 05:20 pm