Samsung Galaxy S Phone Guide

Filed under Guides by Kenneth Pennington on June 29, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Samsung announced today in New York City that six major United States Carriers would be receiving versions of the Samsung Galaxy S. The phones all sport Samsung’s beautiful four-inch Super AMOLED display, Android, and high definition video capture. In this guide, we take a look at the five different models of the Samsung Galaxy S to pick apart which features exist on which carrier versions. We’ll overview the AT&T Captivate, Sprint Epic 4G, T-Mobile Vibrant, and Verizon Fascinate as well as the generic Galaxy S.

Samsung Galaxy SGalaxy S (Generic)

U.S. Carriers: US Cellular, Cellular South

Specifications:

  • 4″ Super AMOLED screen
    • 800 x 480 resolution
    • 190 ppi w/PenTile Matrix
    • 100000:1 contrast ratio
    • 1 microsecond response rate
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird Processor (1 GHz Cortex A8 by Samsung-Intrinsity)
  • Power VR SGX 540 Dedicated GPU
    • 90 million triangles/sec.
  • 512 MB LPDDR RAM
  • Android 2.1 Eclair
  • 8/16 GB On-board memory
    • expandable to 48 GB with 32GB max microSD slot
  • Accelerometer
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • 5 megapixel back camera
    • 720p high defintion video recording at 30 fps
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • DLNA Support
  • Samsung TouchWiz 3.0, SmartLife Android Skin
  • 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
  • Comprehensive video/audio codec support including MKV, DivX, Xvid, etc.

AT&T CaptivateCaptivate

Carriers: AT&T

Specifications:

  • See Galaxy S (Generic)
    • No front-facing VGA camera
    • Different dimensions: 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm?
  • Gyroscope
    • Six-axis motion sensing for games
  • AT&T 3G
  • No application sideloading or unsigned applications
    • AT&T: “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.”

AT&T Press Release

Official AT&T Website

Release Date: July 18th

Price: $200

Epic 4GEpic 4G

Carriers: Sprint

Specifications:

  • See Galaxy S (Generic)
    • Different dimensions: 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
  • Gyroscope
    • Six-axis motion sensing for games
  • Sprint 4G/3G
  • Slide out QWERTY Keyboard
  • 1 GB internal storage w/ 16 GB SD Card
  • LED Flash

Sprint Press Release

Official Sprint Website

Release Date: Coming soon

T-Mobile VibrantVibrant

Carriers: T-Mobile

Specifications:

  • See Galaxy S (Generic)
    • No front-facing VGA camera
    • Different dimensions: 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm?
  • Gyroscope
    • Six-axis motion sensing for games
  • T-Mobile 3G
  • 16 GB internal storage w/ 2 GB SD Card

T-Mobile Vibrant FAQ

Official Samsung Press Release

Release Date: July 15th

Price: $199.99

Verizon FascinateFascinate

Carriers: Verizon

Specifications:

  • See Galaxy S (Generic)
    • No front-facing VGA camera
    • Different dimensions: 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm?
  • Gyroscope
    • Six-axis motion sensing for games
  • Verizon 3G
  • LED Flash
  • 2 GB internal storage w/ 16 GB SD Card

Official Samsung Press Release

Release Date: Unknown

Overview

Together, these phones should make for a powerful Samsung entrance into the high-end Android world. Since the phones are all relatively similar, users can expect to see quite a lot of developer work from Android modders. We’ll add any new details we find up here.

One Response to “Samsung Galaxy S Phone Guide”

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