Samsung’s latest offering, the Epic 4G will be releasing on the 31st of August, 2010 becoming only the second Android powered WiMax handset in the United States of America, and it was said in a press release made by Sprint. The pro variant of Unlocked Samsung’s Galaxy S, the handset will have a full QWERTY keypad, and the technology of 4G connectivity and these two features makes it a class apart from its predecessors in the galaxy S series. The Epic 4G is only the second 4G Android device in Sprint’s repertoire, along with the EVO 4G and no time was wasted in comparing the two devices, and it must be said that the Epic 4G came out with flying colors in the comparison.
The following list includes some of the qualities that put the Epic 4G right on top with the other brilliant devices in the category:
- Touch screen display and that too in 4 inch super AMOLED
- The keyboard slides out horizontally
- A 5 MP camera with integrated flash, zoom technology, autofocus and the capacity to record 720p videos in the back
- A VGA camera in the front of the phone
- It has a built in RAM of 512 Mb as well as a ROM of 1 GB
- A 16 GB micro SD card but the phone can support up to 32 GB
- It also has 2.1 Bluetooth, along with EDR
- It weighs only about 155g
- Powered by Android 2.1
- The price of the phone is only $249, which is what was expected
Sprint has made provisions for all its customers to reserve the phone starting from the 13th of August till the 31st night, but purchases will have to be made within 6pm on the 1st of September.