Engadget’s once again been fortunate enough to get their grubby little tech-loving hands on an as-of-yet unreleased device, and this time it’s the Samsung Captivate. If though it has the same internals as the Samsung Galaxy S (it is being called a “Galaxy S phone”), there’s a lot that differentiates itself from its parent.
Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a good way. Judging by the video (and trusting the comments of Engadget’s Joanna Stern), the device is downright sluggish. Whether it be scrolling through the home screens, the app drawer, or something as simple as opening up the context menu, it made the phone look horrible, performance wise.
We know that’s not true under the hood with it supposedly packing a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird chipset (the same as all of the other Galaxy S phones), but it’s more than likely an early software issue that Samsung and AT&T still have time to work out. Full impressions can be had by following this link.