The Samsung Epic Is Sprint’s Second 4G Handset

Sprint and Samsung have officially announced the Samsung Epic, which will stand alongside the HTC EVO 4G in Sprint’s quickly-growing 4G line-up. The Samsung Epic, which Samsung is describing as a “Galaxy S smartphone”, is a monster on paper. The Epic is 14.2 millimeters thick and features the less obtrusive TouchWiz 3.0, Samsung’s exclusive 4″ Super AMOLED screen, front and rear-facing cameras, 802.11 n, and Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor. The phone is styled differently than AT&T‘s Captivate and T-Mobile’s Vibrant, as it shares some styling cues with its predecessor, the Samsung Moment.

The 5.0 megapixel rear camera has an LED flash and is capable of recording videos at 720p. The Epic will ship with a 1500mAh battery, which appears to be Sprint’s standard for their new line of smartphones. Sprint’s official webpage for the Epic states that the phone features a 6-axis accelerometer for increased responsiveness during games and will also ship with Swype pre-installed. Interestingly, the webpage also mentions that the phone will have access to e-books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Skiff and Kobo.

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Source: Sprint

  • ari-free

    looks like Sprint is the only place to go for FFC and videochat over 3G

  • guest

    Actually, that is not true as of July. T-Mobile already incorporated the possibility of 4G when expanding to 3G two years ago. 50 cities are already capable of 4G networking. The only unfortunate was the failure to have a top line smart phone. The Samsung Vibrant changes that as of July 21st. Oh, and T-Mobile will be cheaper and do not have plans to limit data usage or charge you extra fees like the other carriers are mulling or have already implemented.

  • ari-free

    but t-mobile doesn't have a ffc in their samsung version or in any other phone

  • random_person

    Sprint is starting to look like the place to be…with their everything data at 69.99 and smartphones that take multi-tasking to the next level…I may have to jump ship from Tmo…only downfall…I never really digged Sprint's reception….but Im tired of carriers with these high priced plans…geez we pay enough for the smartphones….yes I know its all supply and demand and as consumers we have fueled these smartphones addictions…but still..someone should take a advantage of this craze, get all the hottest smartphones, and give us an everything plan for 50 buck! Yeah I know, sounds delusional…but u never know! There's always hope! Question: HTC EVO or Samsung Epic? Sprint is making it hard!

    • dude

      evo if you want size and power
      epic if u want a little less

  • The Captivate has a gyroscope which is awesome: — and I like the new Media Hub idea… you'll be able to buy all the movies/tv content you want on all the Galaxy S devices. Overall, the Galaxy S is going to be a great Android addition because: Android 2.2 update guaranteed PLUS a phone for each carrier. Development should be really good on these devices. Lots of custom ROMs.

  • that is awesome!

  • mike

    Reminds me of the Samsung Moment, which was an utter failure…

  • Moment Fan

    Random person was right. Sprint is the place to be. The Everything Data 450 plan for 69.99 allows you 450 landline minutes and UNLIMITED calls to any cell phone on any carrier in the nation, nights and weekends start at 7 pm, unlimted text messaging and data use. Plus GPS service, Sprint TV and many other extras. And I own the Moment. It is a great phone. I love better than my old Blackberry Curve but I am anxious for the Epic. I want 4G. And right Sprint is the only carrier to offer 4G.

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