Samsung Captivate with Super AMOLED to be AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S

June 17, 2010, By Thomas Antony

We thought AT&T’s android devices were always destined to suck. But now it seems like they are trying to repair that rep. AT&T has just announced their new Super AMOLED Android phone, the Samsung Captivate, which they describe as “a Galaxy S smartphone”. The Android 2.1 powered Samsung Captivate will be specced similar to the Samsung Galaxy S, with a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz HummingBird processor and more.

The Captivate will have HSPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 as well as 802.11n WiFi for speedy net access. The camera is 5 megapixel and is capable of 720p video recording. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack for the audiophiles and 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded by upto 32GB with a microSD card. The new smartphone will come preloaded with AT&T specific apps such as the AT&T Address Book, and owners of the phone will also be able to access AT&T’s nationwide WiFi network for free. The Captivate also includes AT&T Navigator, which offers voice-guided and visual turn-by-turn GPS driving directions with automatic reroute, full-color maps, and real-time traffic alerts and AT&T Family Map, which gives families the ability to track a child’s location from a PC or cell phone and request location updates at any time.

The Samsung Captivate also brings in the Samsung Social Hub, which integrates feeds from different social networking services, messages, email, calendars and contacts. The Captivate features Samsung’s All Share application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology, allowing users to send user-generated video content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and laptops, allowing for a rich, interactive entertainment experience.

The AT&T Samsung Captivate is expected to launch “in the coming months” at an as yet undisclosed price.

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