Samsung Captivate comes out of hiding

Though its design is slightly different, the Samsung Captivate for AT&T will offer many of the same features as did the first Galaxy S. CNET tells you what to expect.

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Less than a week after AT&T Samsung announced the Samsung Captivate, more details about the Android-powered smartphone are leaking out. Engadget today posted a hands-on with an early version of the device that offers a few more details beyond what we know already.

As the first Samsung Galaxy S model to land at a U.S. carrier, the Captivate promises many of the same features found in Sammy's original Galaxy S that we saw three months ago at the CTIA show in Las Vegas. Inside you'll find Android 2.1, Samsung's TouchWiz interface, and its new Social Hub feature, a 1GHz processor, a gyroscope, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a full HTML Web browser. The Captivates design is slightly different, but it will have the stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display with pinch-to-zoom.

AT&T should be just the first American stop for the Galaxy S, as we expect that the handset will come to all U.S. carriers in one form or another. Samsung is preparing a full global launch as well, but we should know more after the company's press event scheduled for June 29. In the meantime, check out our Galaxy S video and hands-on photo gallery from CTIA.

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