Jun 28 AT 12:03 AM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S lands on Verizon as the Fascinate

Just as we expected, the Samsung Galaxy S is coming to Verizon as the Fascinate. This marks the fourth Tier 1 carrier in the U.S. that will launch the phone and even regional carrier U.S. Cellular will carry the device. Samsung hopes to capture 10 percent of the smartphone market share this year and pass up HTC in the process.

Most of know the general specs by now, but to recap the Samsung Galaxy S features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording. No mention was made of a front-facing camera for either the Verizon or U.S. Cellular version.

No pictures of the Samsung Fascinate have been provided at this time (the international version is pictured above), but it will be colored Mirror Black with chrome details.

A release date and pricing information are unavailable, but we expect to learn more at this week’s Samsung media event.

Source: Samsung

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  • http://Website Diz(WARE)

    I kinda think Samsung is shooting a little too high here. The Galaxy S is a nice phone…I was thinking about buying it and resigning my TMO contract when it comes out, but I really don’t think its nice enough to grab that much mindshare; especially with the new hype over the EVO and the Incredible that has been bubbling lately.

    I also think that this phone is going to do terribly on Verizon. The original Droid still reigns king as the most desired Verizon phone, and with Droid X and Droid 2 coming out in the next couple months, its going to be hard to convince people to move away from buying those phones with a better known lineage. At least TMO and AT&T, this phone is a step-up, instead of just a step to the right and back one like it would be on Big Red.

    Just my 2 cents :)

    • http://Website elrich

      The moto droids are excellent phones, but this samsung is geared towards more media applications, the best thing on this phone besides the screen is the gpu, so its gonna play 3d games very well.

      • http://Website Kyle K.

        Check out the specs on the new Droid X & Droid 2. Both these phones spank Galaxy S cpu + gpu performance.

        • http://Website Straynger


          Neocore 3d benchmark:

          Droid 2 – 42.9
          Droid original 24.2
          Galaxy S – 55.7

  • http://Website Ryan D.

    WTF another branded Android interface? I WANT STOCK ANDROID! I would have ditched my Droid for this, but not anymore. It looks like the original Droid and the Nexus One are the one phones with stock Android.

    I was hoping the Droid 2 would have stock, but it looks like they are doing a Blur variant. Lame.

    • z0phi3l

      Supposedly you can turn off Samsung’s interface and go stock, doesn’t seem to have as deep integration into they system as say HTC’s sense so it could be good

  • http://Website Me

    ^^^actually I think the production models of the DROID 2 will be stock android they are supposedly using blur as a space saver if u will until it releases

  • http://Website Usman

    Had Google been replaced by Yahoo in this phone? I seem to recall that Samsung was going with Yahoo on all of their devices.

  • http://karunadheera.googlepages.com karunadheera

    I got my new Galaxy S one month back. I have no problems with any other functionality but Android Market. I can browse apps, but when I click install each get stuck at “Starting download…” screen, and never starts or fails. I had kept it for 3 days and still the same. Market / Google Apps / Download Manager clear cache / data does not help even. Phone restart also does not help.

    So far the solution is do a factory reset and lose all current apps, then install 5 to 6 apps again. Then the same story begins. No more apps can be downloaded. Stuck @ “Starting download…”.

    “Samsung Apps” application works fine.

    I also have tried all following firmware and problem persists.


  • http://karunadheera.googlepages.com karunadheera

    I say don’t buy this phone. It sucks.

  • http://Website smoky77

    Does any one know when verizon will get these phones cuz I’m due for an upgrade in august and I really want these phones…please comment back…I

    • http://Website Verizon is September

      Verizon is suppose to have this in September. I got the T-Mobile Vibrant a week ago and it is great, no issues and Android works well. You can disable T-Mobile interface, had the DroidX, this phone smokes the DroidX.

      You will not be disappointed by this device, unless of course you wanted an iPhone, it does not have the little apple logo in it!

  • http://Website Megan Rowbotham

    I think the Galaxy S is an excellent phone! I’ve had it for a few weeks now, and have had no problems, it’s great! No trouble with downloading, internet acces, applications or anything. Highly recomend. A***