Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple iPhone 4 and the Droid X it’s quite easy to forget about this not-so-little gem from Samsung. But, don’t worry, that’s what we are here for. Samsung Captivate, the second Galaxy S series phone to be launched in the US, is now available for purchase.
The Captivate features a stunning 4â€³ Super AMOLED multi-touch capable screen, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, HD video recording and Android 2.1. As you might expect, in many ways it is quite similar to the Galaxy S I9000, which we recently reviewed. For more information, check out our earlier articles on the Captivate.
AT&T is offering the Captivate for $199.99 with a 2 year contract, and for $499.99 without an contract. If you don’t wish to opt for AT&T, you might want to pick up T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant.
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As I expected, the Samsung Wave turned out to be a huge hit. The Samsung Wave runs on Samsung’s proprietary BADA OS. It has a 3.7″ Super AMOLED touchscreen and an 1 GHz processor.
Today, Samsung reported that the worldwide sales figure of Samsung Wave touched the 1 million mark. The Samsung Wave released a month ago and the figures are very good. However, the figures won’t stand in front of the iPhone 4 sales, which was 1.7 million in three days.
Samsung also said that their powerful Android phone, the Galaxy S reached 300,000 sales mark in South Korea in 19 days. Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy S in US via four widely know carriers. The T-Mobile release date is 15 July, while AT&T will release their version on 18 July.
I have always been a fan of good hardware in a mobile phone. The success of Wave and Galaxy S is no surprise for me. I personally feel that the figures of Galaxy S will surpass Wave soon.
We reported earlier that AT&T will release their version of the mighty Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, on 18 July and T-Mobile on 21 July. T-Mobile wanted to be one better than AT&T, hence, they rescheduled the release date of Samsung Vibrant to 15 July. Samsung Vibrant is T-Mobile’s version of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S.
An official at phonedog got a reply via twitter from TMobile_USA that Samsung Vibrant launch is scheduled for 15 July. So, it is official now and T-Mobile won the race against AT&T for bringing the first Galaxy S in US. The cost will be $199 on two year contract (same as AT&T).
The hardware is the same as in Captivate and I9000 Galaxy S. We have reported about the hardware earlier and you can check the details here.
Samsung Captivate, the AT&T version of the powerful Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, will be hitting the stores in US by 18 July. The Samsung i897 Captivate will be the first amongst all Galaxy S to hit the States. The T-Mobile version of Galaxy S, the Samsung Vibrant (a.k.a. Samsung T959 Galaxy S) will release on 21 July, bit later than the Captivate.
The Samsung i897 Captivate has a 4″ Super AMOLED multi-touch capable touchscreen, with 800 x 480 resolution. It will be having a 3.5mm audio slot. The internal memory will be of 16GB and the external microSD slot will be expandable up to 32GB. The RAM in Captivate will be of 512MB. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA support will be present. The Bluetooth version will be 3.0 with A2DP support.
The camera on the Captivate is of 5MP resolution. It will not have any flash light support. The video will be recorded in HD(720P) resolution. The secondary camera for video calling will be of VGA resolution. The Captivate will have Android 2.1 at the time of release. Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI over Android 2.1 will come onboard.
The processor inside the Captivate is Samsung’s own Hummingbird processor with a clock speed of 1GHz. Stereo FM radio with RDS support will be present. GPS with aGPS and Digital Compass support will be also present. Divx video playback codec is also supported. It will be available in Black and Grey colors.
The Captivate will cost US $199.99 on a two year contract with AT&T. The T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant will cost the same but will hit the stores by 21 July.