AT&T and Samsung have finally made an official announcement about the Samsung Captivate, an extension of the Samsung Galaxy S line.
Continuing the concept that cell phone displays need to hit the four-inch mark, the Samsung Captivate will be coming at you … we don’t know when … and for a cost of … oh, they didn’t choose to tell us that either. Um … it’s coming and it will cost some money.
What we do know is it sounds like a pretty sweet phone overall. The four-inch screen is a Super AMOLED display and should provide you with gorgeous images as well as plenty of real estate for on-screen typing. The phone is going to come with the new Swype typing app pre-installed, so it may even be more comfortable to type with.
Under the hood the phone will be running a 1.1 GHz Hummingbird processor with 16 GBs of memory on board, expandable up to 32 GBs via external storage. You will have connectivity via 7.2Mbps HSPA, tri-band 3G connectivity & quad-band GSM, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. Oddly this phone is only slated to be running on Android 2.1 despite not coming out for a few months yet, so it does seem a bit curious it won’t be running on Android 2.2 (or possibly even 2.3 by the time the phone and new iteration of the OS hit.)
As for other features, you’ll get a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and a 5.0-megapixel camera capable of shooting up to 720P HD video. It will also feature Samsung’s DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology which allows media sharing between Samsung devices that also have the software built in.
There is also a rumor that it places phone calls, but that is never really expressly spelled out … (seriously, the word “calls” doesn’t appear until the next to last paragraph of the press release!)
Overall it sounds like a heck of a nice device, but it appears the press release was rushed out as T-Mobile is supposed to be announcing a similar phone any time now. It would appear AT&T just wanted to make sure they got recognized first.
What say you? Does it sound like a mobile device that interests you?