The Samsung Fascinate is a high-end smartphone part of the Samsung Galaxy S family. Exclusive to the Verizon network, the Fascinate is very similar to the T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant, Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G, and AT&T's Samsung Captivate; each of these phones share some core features, primarily a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording, a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and version 2.1 of Google's Android OS. At the time of its release, the Samsung Hummingbird integrates the most powerful graphics accelerator found in mobile phone processors: Its PowerVR SGX540 processes 28 MPolys/s and 1Gpx/s@200MHz. As a comparison, the iPhone 4 and 3GS use the SGX535 (14 MPolys/s, 1Gpx/s@200MHz) and Motorola's Droid X uses the SGX530 (14 MPolys/s, 500Mpx/s@200MHz). However, the Fascinate comes with a 16GB microSD card included and will sport 3G mobile hotspot capabilities with up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices.
The Fascinate's 3G mobile hotspot feature allows it to tether up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices to its mobile network, effectively allowing it to act as a wireless braodband modem. Its 1GHz Hummingbird processor allows the Fascinate to easily handle simultaneous apps and system functions without much trouble. Additionally, the Fascinate's 4-inch Super AMOLED screen sports a 480x800 resolution and ensures maximum visibility in even the brightest lighting conditions.
- Android 2.1 OS
- 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- PowerVR SGX540 (powerful graphics accelerator integrated into Hummingbird processor)
- 5 megapixel camera with 720p recording
- 4-inch Super AMOLED display
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3G
- 16GB microSD card included (compatible with up to 32GB)
- 3G mobile hotspot for tethering up to 5 wireless devices
- 3.5mm headphone jack