Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S Android Powered Smartphone Launched; Offers 5MP Camera With 720p HD Video Recording

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Fascinate, a Galaxy S smartphone, that is powered by Google Android platform and features super AMOLED touch screen display offering an integrated entertainment, multimedia, messaging and social networking experience.


The Samsung Fascinate Smartphone is powered by Android 2.1 operating system for mobile devices and is equipped with support for Google Mobile Services, including, Gmail, YouTube, Android Market and more.

The Samsung Fascinate Smartphone boasts a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution in 16-Million colors which provides a vivid, sharp color HD-like viewing experience, whether consumers choose to play a game, watch a movie or read an e-book while on the go.

Featuring a slim and sleek design, the Samsung Fascinate Smartphone is one of the most portable and accessible mobile entertainment devices powered by a speedy Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor and six-axis sensor are optimized for media and gaming, which gives consumers a seamless, immersive experience while reading, watching and playing.

The Samsung Fascinate smartphone comes with 512-MB RAM, 1024 MB ROM and featuers microSD card slot with upto 32-GB capacity. It also includes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS support and 3.5mm audio port.

Available in Mirror Black with chrome colors, the Samsung Fascinate smartphone runs Google Android 2.1 OS and offers a seven-paned home screen and access to Android Market to personalize the device with 75,000 applications, including applications for social networking, gaming, travel and more.

Samsung’s Social Hub service helps consumers to easily keep in touch with family and friends through integrated contacts, calendars, social networking sites and group messaging, including the ability to “reply all” for up to 10 contacts. The Vibrant also supports six languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian and Korean.

The Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S phone also includes GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation and Swype text input for fast, accurate communication.

Android powered Samsung Fascinate Smartphone also comes equipped with a 5.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom and autofocus, and a video camera for recording crystal-clear, high-definition 1280 x 720  (720p) HD videos and photos for playback on an HD television.

Key features of Samsung Fascinate Smartphone include:

  • Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant display makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  • Advanced touch screen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
  • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX support
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times and HD-like multimedia content
  • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
  • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback (720p) capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television
  • WiFi Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
  • Stereo Bluetooth  Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • Corporate Email – Supports Android Eclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
  • Music and video players and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • 2GB internal memory expandable to 32GB, 16GB microSD included with handset

Some of the Lifestyle features in Samsung Fascinate Smartphone include:

Samsung’s Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages

  • Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and social networking services (SNS), including Facebook
  • Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook and displays a user’s contacts in four categories including Information, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites) and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)

Feeds & Updates – Displays feeds from multiple SNS sites such as Facebook®, MySpace and Twitter, which also allows users to update their status instantly

AllShare Application – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops

Daily Briefing – Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedule

Write and Go – Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace

Weather Clock – Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)

Verizon did not specify a release date or pricing yet for the Samsung Fascinate smartphone.

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