AT&T gets its high-end Android phone with the Samsung Captivate

AT&T gets its high-end Android phone with the Samsung Captivate
Earlier this month, we told you that the Samsung Captivate i897 was coming to AT&T. We mentioned that it appeared to be a variant of the super spec'd Galaxy S and as it turns out, that information seems to be correct. The Samsung Galaxy S has had a little design change along with the new name, and it will become the carrier's first high-end Android phone. The specifications of the Samsung Captivate do remain the same as the Galaxy S; from the 4 inch Super AMOLED screen, to the 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 5MP camera, nothing has been touched. What is different is the casing, which has a checkerboard pattern on the back. AT&T's power users will have another choice for a handset besides the iPhone 4 once the device is launched, sometime in the coming months.

As we have told you, the Galaxy S is destined to become available on all four major U.S. carriers. We recently reported that a leaked picture of the device shows that Sprint will be getting the "Pro" variant of the phone which features a physical QWERTY keyboard. Other pictures we've shown you indicate that the Galaxy S Pro could become Sprint's second 4G enabled handset later this summer. T-Mobile is expected to launch the Galaxy S, possibly as soon as July 21st. Samsung is holding a big press conference on June 29th and we might learn more about the device and its launch schedule at that time.

Samsung Captivate I897 Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S Pro Preliminary Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Hands-on

source: AndroidandMe







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36 Comments

1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Bout time.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

doesn't seem too high end to me. epic fail.

7. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

how? explain please.....

8. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

you're a tool

9. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

epic fail... oh what like the droid incredible is such an excellent phone with all its non-glory.. why be such a tool fanboy and epic fail anything that doesn't have vzw intitials stamped on it. what do you want it to do... float like a hoverboard from back to the future while sling-boxing all your crap-tastic 80's power ballads to your ipad connected to a verizon mifi cause you're 'cool like that' .... don't be such a tool... your just hating because now att will have some nice android options, oh and yeah--- the iphone 4! moto droid commercials, and your believe in the 'map for that' campaign... there's your epic fail...

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the droid x is gonna stomp all over this phone. at&t is the most unsatisfied network in the whole country!

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

also: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.investorplace.com%2Fexperts%2Fjeff_ reeves%2Fatt-dropped-calls-t-stock-verizon-vz-sprint-nextel-s-t-mobile-deutsche-telecom-dt.html&aq= f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

15. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Ok fagatron, we're talking about this phone here, not at&t as a company or a network. Just this phone. So how about you just go back to your room and beat off to a verizon coverage map, or whatever it is you fanboys do with your spare time, and let the rest of us talk about this awesome new device from samsung. Ok? Ps. Stop being such a tool, nobody likes you.

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i never said it wasn't a nice phone. tool, is that the only word you know!

17. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

anybody who uses the word fagatron says a lot about you!

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

more high end then an iphone

4. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Can't wait to see it in person or some sort of video unboxing, pictures don't give enough depth. I'm surprised we didn't get more info on that. Lets hope on june 29th in NY they will show for more carriers

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

go to att.com/captivate for more details - it has lots of features - but I like HTC and may just buy the ARIA and root it - the ARIA had great reviews comparing its speed to a 1GHZ processor and with it rooted I can download any app I want app store or not. I do not trust samsung but it is a nice phone - at least we now have 2 excellent ANDROID choices with AT&T - come AT&T, release a 3G/4G version of EVO and I will stay....

6. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

im liking this. my only concern is will there be enough in stock at launch or will it be just another droid incredible with the amoleds...

10. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

looks nice, but I am wondering if this is still going to block you from downloading from unknown sources like that moto one does right now? that is a HUGE limitation for android users if I cant download from 3rd party sites.

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yes all future at&t phones will block the unknown sources.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

More than likely all ANDROID AT&T phones will block out of app store apps - no big deal - buy the phone you like and root - download the ROM that excluded the bloatware and get it network and software unlocked and then enjoy....

21. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it takes time for android phones to be rooted. especially if they aren't HTC phones.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No different than any IPHONE model - with those only the app store apps can be downloaded - I hope with the ARIA and GALAXY we can download an app and choose the microSD card as a method of storing it.

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you can store apps on an sd card. that is a feature of froyo 2.2. here's my droid:http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=194967&id=722895114&l=0b1fe6c70b

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

thanks vz, but the newest AT&T phones are 2.1 - do you know if apps can be stored to the SD card - hopefully both phones are upgradeable to 2.2 - I read that the ARIA is really speedy for 600 MHZ processor.

23. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

with 2.1 apps cannot be stored to the sd card sorry.

24. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

DANG....that sucks - even if I can root it?? No??

26. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i use to be rooted with 2.1 and there is no way to store apps on the sd card, sorry. and rooting may not be available for a couple months since it is samsung. but then again maybe a few weeks if the demand is high enough.

27. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

I believe if you root you an download a app 2 sd program for your phone then, even if it is 2.1

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The EVO 4G was rooted pretty quick and that is why I will start with the ARIA...

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is why I love my TILT I still - I can download any compatible file from any site, even before I unlocked it.

29. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

do you think itll be possible to somehow turn off the Samsung TouchFlo or whateva its called? Id much rather preffer vanilla android...

30. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

im not impressed by the phone's design too... samsung disappoints me again...

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