Samsung Galaxy S picked up by US Cellular

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Samsung isn’t fooling around with the multi-carrier launch of the their Samsung Galaxy S Android phone. With a Galaxy S variant officially announced for every major US wireless carrier, the South Korean phone maker is also looking to brings its Super AMOLED display technology to US Cellular. But, while every other carrier in America insists on rebranding the Galaxy S with their own model name, US Cellular will be launching the handset as the Galaxy S. When it comes to being in the market for a new smartphone, this Summer is proving to be one helluva time to be considering a device with Android OS underpinnings.

What’s so great about the Galaxy S? Well, for starters, it boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor with kick ass graphics capabilities, 5-megapixel camera and Android 2.1 OS. It’ll record 720p HD video, support up to 32GB microSD cards, work with WiFi B/G/N networks, and will be fully compatible with the Bluetooth 3.0 standard. There’s also a gyroscope inside to give the handset full 6-axis movement detection, which should make for some really fun tilt-based games. But, the shining star in this story is the brighter, thinner, less reflective 4-inch Super AMOLED display that’s going to give the Sprint HTC EVO 4G and the Verizon Motorola Droid X reason to worry.

From our own playtime with the Galaxy S, we’re sure the Super AMOLED display is at the head of the table when it comes to color saturation and brightness. The iPhone 4 has its ridiculously high-resolution Retina Display, but pales in comparison to the way images and video pop on the Super AMOLED display. Unfortunately, if you want a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with your Galaxy S, you’re going to have to look elsewhere.

We’ve already seen Motorola and HTC throwing their own Android superphones into the ring, but it was only a matter of time before Samsung made good on their promise to blitz the world with their latest and greatest Android contender. And, now that Samsung is getting all official with their Galaxy S, we’re in for an action-packed Android smartphone battle royale the likes of which we’ve never seen. You have the Sprint HTC EVO 4G, the Verizon Motorola Droid X and a Galaxy S on US Cellular, Verizon (Fascinate), T-Mobile (Vibrant), Sprint (Epic 4G), and AT&T (Captivate). That’s one helluva battle.

  • w7info

    The Captivate has a gyroscope which is awesome: http://briefmobile.com/samsung-att-captivate — and I like the new Media Hub idea… you'll be able to buy all the movies/tv content you want on all the Galaxy S devices. Overall, the Galaxy S is going to be a great Android addition because: Android 2.2 update guaranteed PLUS a phone for each carrier. Development should be really good on these devices. Lots of custom ROMs.

  • JayFire40

    My US Cellular rep for the company I work at said that the release date is July 9th. They also said that it DID have a slide out keyboard!

  • Matt

    @JayFire40
    That's because they are talking about the Samsung Acclaim, which has a slide-out keyboard and is coming in July, but can't hold a candle to the Galaxy S.

  • designer

    Any news on when the Galaxy S will be released?

  • gingerkid79

    october to november

  • OMAR

    WHICH ONE WOULD BE BETTER? THE GALAXY S OR HTC DESIRE

    • Mike

      DId you ever come to a conclusion on this question? I can have the HTC now, Oct/Nov seems far away to wait. Is it worth the wait for the Galaxy S? Any help appreciated.

  • Lester Thibeault

    Droid x has very accurate voice to text – not so accurate on the samsung – these are both Android, can I get the same accurate voice to text engine as the Droid x or is that a built in feature only??

  • http://uscc.com nothing clever

    uscc will have the Quest, our version of the Galaxy S.. in Mid-October…idk pricing yet. The US Cellular Facebook page has more information on it.

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