Samsung AT&T Captivate

Filed under News by Kenneth Pennington on June 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM

AT&T Captivate

Update: Want to know more about the Galaxy S phones? Check out our official Samsung Galaxy S Phone Guide.

Samsung’s released an AT&T Captivate promotional video to highlight the features of the Captivate. The Captivate is the fraternal twin of the Samsung Galaxy S. While they share most of the same specifications, its packaged in a different box. The Captivate mimics the Galaxy S’ plasticky-but-sleek style with its full plastic back. The AT&T Captivate will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 Froyo in the near future. But, it does in fact feature Android 2.1 out of the box.

Like the other Galaxy S phones, the Captivate will feature Samsung’s exclusive Media Hub which will allow users to watch movies, television, and other premium content all in high-definition tailored to the Captivate’s brilliant Super AMOLED screen.

The phone, like all other AT&T Android phones, will not allow for unsigned apps or app sideloading. AT&T has spoken out about the lock down saying,

“Android Market, managed by Google, is open to all developers. There is no approval process for applications, they are all accepted by default and Google has stated that they place apps in the Android Market within 24 hours of their submission. AT&T selected Android Market as the exclusive source for applications because it forces developers to be accountable for the apps they submit. If the Android community has issues with an app, the app can be flagged and removed. This minimizes the risk of malicious apps harming customers and provides more protection to the customer’s private data stored on the phone.”

But, with root on the Galaxy S, we should see these AT&T limitations axed by developers in no time. With the specifications we’ve seen on these Galaxy S phones, we think this one’s a real iPhone 4 competitor. Check out our iPhone 4 vs. Galaxy S battle.

Specifications

  • 4″ Super AMOLED display
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird Processor (1 GHz Cortex A8 by Samsung)
  • 3D Graphics Engine onboard
  • Android 2.1 Eclair
  • 5 megapixel camera w/ auto-focus
  • 720p video recording at 30 fps
  • DLNA connectivity
  • 16 GB Memory
  • Samsung “Smart Life” custom UI
  • Gyroscope w/accelerometer (six-axis motion control)
  • No front-facing camera

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