Verizon Joins in on the Galaxy mayhem with the Samsung Fascinate

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. wuyanks
    Offline

    wuyanks DF News Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    [​IMG]

    As you may have just seen with Sprint and T-Mobile, Verizon just joined the Samsung Galaxy fray by announcing the Samsung Fascinate.

    The Samsung Fascinate will be the same Galaxy variant as T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant, but of course with the appropriate CDMA bands. The Fascinate will, of course, feature the speedy 1GHz Hummingbird CPU.This version will be keyboard-less. We have no renderings at this time, but we will update as soon as we come across any. Also there is no mention of a release date, but I am betting around July 21st (when the Vibrant is slated to be released on T-Mobile).

    --

    A quick refresher, what is the big deal behind the Samsung Fascinate?

    • 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU (ARM Cortex-A8 architecture and PowerVR SGX540 GPU)
    • 4.0" Super AMOLED Display
    • 5 MP Camera with 720p Recording
    • one of the slimmest smartphones on the market. The dimensions are 4.82” x 2.54” x 0.39”; weighs 4.16 oz
    • Android 2.1 with custom Touchwiz 3.0 interface (with 2.2 purportedly soon to follow)
    GPU Comparison (thanks to AndroidAndMe):

    • Motorola Droid: TI OMAP3430 with PowerVR SGX530 = 7-14 million(?) triangles/sec
    • Nexus One: Qualcomm QSD8×50 with Adreno 200 = 22 million triangles/sec
    • iPhone 3G S: 600 MHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX535 = 28 7 million triangles/sec
    • Samsung Galaxy S: S5PC110 with PowerVR SGX540 = 90 million triangles/sec
    As you can see, the Samsung Hummingbird has arguably the greatest CPU/GPU combo to date on a smartphone. Sporting a Super AMOLED is also intriguing, as it promises a massive glare reduction, compared to its AMOLED counterpart (via Engadget).

    --

    So who's going to snag a Fascinate? Or are your hearts set on either the Motorola Droid X or Droid 2? And most importantly, are we running out of good nicknames for smartphones?


    Source: Sprint
    Via: Engadget
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2010
  2. tiggerxplur
    Offline

    tiggerxplur New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    definatley running out of names for phones they are getting lame
  3. Tanknspank
    Offline

    Tanknspank Beta Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    +1

    Cmon.. Samsung "EPIC" 4G? ugh...
  4. jstafford1
    Online

    jstafford1 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,060
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hebron, Oh.
    Its a cycle.....one time just model #s then names then back to model #s for a few years now back to names........and so it shall go.

    Some of them are getting kinda out there....what's an eris?? Why call it fascinate?? Why not functional?? Maybe someone will get really inventive and just call it a fone lol

    Sent from my Droid
  5. wirezd
    Offline

    wirezd New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    All of these Samsung phones are hideous.

    They look like cheap, plastic-y dumbphones. I don't care what's inside it, no thanks.
  6. y0manda
    Offline

    y0manda New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I bought a samsung fridge and it was the biggest POS I have ever bought, customer service blows. I will never buy a samsung product again.
  7. tiggerxplur
    Offline

    tiggerxplur New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    i almost thought you were talking about a phone
  8. Garemlin
    Offline

    Garemlin Developer Relations

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,156
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Delaware

    Yeah the Samsung Fridge has a 3GHz processor with built in water cooling. LOL
  9. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    LOL!!

    I have a Samsung HDTV that is nice, has lasted me 3 years so far.

    Their phones......thats another story. The Omnia is the reason I got a phone with a keyboard: The Droid. I figured when the touchscreen started messing up, the keyboard was a nice safety net.
  10. blazingwolf
    Offline

    blazingwolf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    @jroc,
    Omnia wasn't that bad of a phone at all. Just because you had a bad experience doesn't mean the rest of us did.
  11. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Sorry, I think Samsung makes good products. I've even had one of their phones and I liked it very much. It wasn't a smart phone but it was pretty cool.

    I did exchange it for a Blackberry Storm however.
  12. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Thats true.....I guess its: YMMV...lol

    I wish m screen woulda survived my keys in my pocket, and being dropped. After those two things happened I could only use the keyboard in landscape mode. And I got tired of calibrating the screen to try to fix it.

    And the reception....I dont even wanna get started......
  13. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    But hey, this is a new Samsung phone so I cant fault this one on its ancestors...lol

    Whoever gets it just make sure to test reception in a bad reception area....
  14. vedwed
    Offline

    vedwed New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Exactly! I wont buy that crap
  15. rickdarris2004
    Offline

    rickdarris2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Have a Samsung Fridge and a TV. Absolutely love both of them. Every company has a few bad products go through, no reason to swear them off forever. Hell, I had a few bad Droids too, doesn't mean I will never buy Moto again, in fact I love my Droid!
  16. Garemlin
    Offline

    Garemlin Developer Relations

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,156
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Delaware
    All of the Samsung phones we have had in the past have been problem free. I'm just leery about the Galaxy because of all of the comments I have read about their lack of support when it comes to smart phones. But with this one launching so big on so many carriers they had better back it up with support or they are setting themselves up for android failure.
  17. Dave12308
    Offline

    Dave12308 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,269
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow, I can't believe they did the GPU comparison based on millions of triangles per second...... To read that, one would think that the Nexus One has the more powerful GPU.....

    However, in real-world situations; this has been proven to be untrue as it's the pixel fillrate that makes more of a difference. In this case, the SGX 530 is undeniably stronger than the Adreno 200 - a scenario that is evident in real-world gameplay.

    Wish they'd used the spec that really matters, instead of ripping the triangle rendering rate from the Wikipedia articles on these GPUs.
  18. Eli
    Offline

    Eli New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No one knows what this phone looks like yet. Doesn't much matter to me. This is the phone I have been waiting for. Hoping for a July release... should know more tomorrow.
  19. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Dont get me wrong, these new Samsung phones will have some nice cpu's. Check the Quadrant scores.

    I expect the Facinate and the Epic to be real good gaming phones. Its funny: The Hummingbird and the OMAP's show u what a cpu running 1Ghz can really do...
  20. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Oh, just saw the Vibrant is going to T Mobile...Samsung wanna make sure they have all the carriers covered...lol
Search tags for this page

droid x2 triangles per second