Samsung Wave unveiled 'to challenge iPhone'

15 February 2010 — 11:05 AM

Samsung Wave could encourage mobile recycling

Mobile manufacturer Samsung has unveiled a new smartphone which aims to challenge the dominance of the Apple iPhone.

The Samsung Wave handset was unveiled in Barcelona ahead of the world's largest mobile phone trade show - the Mobile World Congress.

The handset will featuring an organic LED screen which is more slimline, less reflective and more energy efficient than traditional screen displays.

Consumers could be tempted to consider mobile recycling as an option to receive cash towards the handset which will include a 1Ghz processor, a five-mega-pixel camera and a 3.3-inch touchscreen.

Ernest Doku, mobile phone expert at, said: ''With handsets like the Wave, Samsung is providing an affordable alternative to the traditional smartphone, offering what consumers have come to expect in a phone."

Dave Clarke, online marketing manager for Envirofone, commented: "Smartphones are sure to come down in price as the number of competitors increases; until then, this new handset is a great alternative. On top of that, with the money you can make from recycling your old handset, there’s never been a better time to upgrade!"

It is expected that the phone will be available to buy in the UK from April.

The Mobile World Congress could see the unveiling of a range of new devices and runs from today (February 15th) until Thursday.

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