The Samsung Wave II S8530 (or "Samsung Wave II") is the Successor of Samsung Wave S8500 smartphone running the new bada 1.2 operating system designed by Samsung, which was commercially released on October, 2010. The Wave is a slim touchscreen phone powered by Samsung's "Hummingbird" CPU (S5PC110), which includes 1 GHz ARM Cortex-8 CPU and a powerful built-in PowerVR SGX 540 graphics engine, "Super LCD" screen and 720p high-definition video capture capabilities. Shortage of Super AMOLED screens was one of the primary reasons for the release of this model.
The phone is made of mostly metal alloy and is measured at 10.9 mm thick. In terms of form factor, it is a slate style featuring only 3 physical buttons on the front: call, reject/ shutdown, and main menu button. The ergonomically designed body also makes it more comfortable to hold.
The screen is a 3.7-inch (94 mm) capacitive touchscreen Super LCD with a anti-smudge oleophobic coating on top of the scratch-resistant tempered-glass touch panel which has been shown to be capable of resisting extreme friction (scratch-resistant). The screen resolution is 800x480 WVGA which is said to have 283 PPI.