AT&T will be getting its next Android phone in the form of the Samsung Captivate. According to a press release, the Captivate will run Android 2.1 and is a version of the Galaxy S smartphone that Samsung launched back at CTIA in March.
The new phone features a 4-inch screen, Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus, 720p video recording, 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB. The phone will also support AT&T’s HSPA 7.2 technology. The phone is being billed as a combination social and multimedia device.
The Captivate takes a page from Apple’s playbook by including a six-axis sensor, which combines the accelerometer with a gyroscope, which Samsung says will allow for a smoother gaming experience.
“The Captivate represents a new breed of smartphone that will truly change and enrich the way consumers interact with their device on an everyday basis,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile, in a statement.
The Captivate would be AT&T’s first high-end Android smartphone, following on the heels of the mid-range Motorola BackFlip, which currently sells for $99 with a two-year contract. AT&T did not give details on price or a specific launch date for the Captivate.