Epic 4G Touch for Sprint Launched
Today Sprint launched its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II – the Epic 4G Touch – making it the first carrier to launch the phone in the US. Just like the Galaxy S II, the Epic comes with the stunning 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display and the 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor running things under the hood.
Neither of the other two carriers launching the new Galaxy (AT&T and T-Mobile) will have exactly the same specs on their versions of the phone. The AT&T Galaxy S II will only come with a 4.3 inch screen, while the T-Mobile version will have the 4.52 inch screen but instead of the Exynos chip will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor.
On all three versions of the phone the other specs will be the same, including Android 2.3.4, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory that can be increased to a massive 48GB with a microSD card. It’s an impressive phone, especially when you factor in the full access to the Sprint 4G network and the large 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery which can pack up to 8.7 hours of talk time.
Compared to other recent 4G phone launches like Verizon’s pricing of the DROID Bionic at $299.99, Sprint has launched the Epic 4G Touch with a reasonable price tag of $199.99. It’s also available at Amazon Wireless for $149.99 on the same two-year contract.