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.