Samsung gets world’s first HD DivX-certified phone

The upcoming Samsung Wave is making waves in the tech industry as the first mobile phone to beomce certified by DivX for HD video playback.

Users will be able to watch content in 720p HD on the Wave, offering a resolution that is unrivaled on most phones. DivX calls its certification a “rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.”

The Wave, which was revealed last month, will run on Samsung’s new Bada operating system and employ an AMOLED display. The feature list includes a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3, and a 1 GHz processor.

Samsung and DivX announced they are also working on bringing the same certification to the Galaxy S phone, Samsung’s first 4G device to be built on the Android platform.

Samsung also was the first to create a mobile phone with regular DivX certification, with the release of the Ultra Video phone in 2007. Additionally, it was the first to bring the certification to the Windows Mobile platform in 2008.