Ben Elliott · Jul 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Sections for All Samsung Galaxy S Variants Added!

No, you’re not dreaming – today we have unveiled four new sections of the forums, each aimed at a specific variant of the upcoming Galaxy S family from Samsung.

In anticipation of the different phones’ releases and the inevitably strong demand for development following them, we’ve gone ahead and put these forums online to encourage discussion about the devices. The existing I9000 section will be used for the already-released European model exclusively.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the four American variants, here is a quick summary of how they stack up against one another. Click the phone’s title to be taken straight to its new section on the site. All of the phones follow the same general specifications as listed below, with the noted exceptions:

Samsung Galaxy S Specifications

Operating System: Android 2.1 (Eclair) – All variants expecting update to Froyo

Processor: 1GHz Cortex A8 “Hummingbird”

RAM: 512MB

Display: 4.0″ Super-AMOLED WVGA

Cameras: Two – 5MP sensor with 720p video recording, VGA CMOS at front

Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 Specification, GSM, GPRS, EDGE; HSDPA, HSUPA (not in the US), AGPS, digital compass, proximity and light sensors, FM radio

Storage: 8 or 16GB internal, MicroSD support

Sprint: ‘Epic 4G’

This variant provides the most notable differences to the generic specification by adding an optional full QWERTY slide-out keyboard and compatibility with Sprint’s 4G service (as seen on the EVO). Flash for the rear camera and availability only for the 16GB model are rumoured. The front-facing camera and all other specifications are maintained.

AT&T: ‘Captivate’

No front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage is the only choice available.

T-Mobile: ‘Vibrant’

No front-facing camera, nor the choice between storage size – only the 16GB model will be available. The phone will be bundled with with a 2GB MicroSD, the full Avatar movie and The Sims 3.

Verizon: ‘Fascinate’

Only 2GB internal storage available but with flash added to rear camera.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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