Press shots of the Samsung Epic Touch 4G leak with the September 9 date on the homescreen

Press shots of the Samsung Epic Touch 4G leak with the September 9 date on the homescreen
A press shot leaked of the Samsung Epic Touch 4G - Sprint's version of the acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S II, likely to be unveiled in New York tomorrow, together with the other US carrier versions of the handset.

Sprint's Samsung Epic Touch 4G date on the leaked pictures is set at September 9 on the homescreen, which might mean hitting the shelves officially on that day, 10 days after the announcement. This 9/9 date also suspiciously coincides with the rumored ETF hike from $200 to $350 for "advanced devices" which will be activated on or after September 9.

Finally, after the February announcement and April availability worldwide, Samsung seems to have ironed out the kinks with the US carriers, and a Samsung Galaxy S II release on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile looks imminent. The launch event got postponed by a day because of the hurricane, but tomorrow all systems should be a go.

source: PocketNow

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Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Alex unregistered

Finally....

23. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Finally is right, but I wonder how many buyers will care that the keyboard isn't there anymore. The original Epic had one of the best physical keyboards of 2010, and even today, but most of all it helped to differentiate Sprint's Galaxy S from others Part of me wishes they'd found a way to add a keyboard to the GS2 & slim it down a bit to lessen the keyboard's effect on bulk. Otherwise, all 3 GS2s look remarkably the same

2. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

whats the difference between this and the first epic lol!!

4. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

^^^^^^^ really with this guy?

5. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Ok, here I go. The Epic has a 4" screen, the touch has 4.3". The epic has a keyboard, the touch doesn't. The Epic has a single core hummingbird processor, while the touch has a dual core Exynos 1.2 ghz processor, the Epic has TouchWiz 3.0, while the touch has TouchWiz 4.0. The Epic's battery is 1500mah, while the touch is 1950 (close to 2,000). Not to mention the overall experience is going to be pretty bad ass lol. Oh and it is thinner AND lighter than any other phone out right now. :)

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You forgot the Epic 4G has an Super AMOLED screen, & the Epic Touch 4G has a Super AMOLED+ screen.

11. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yeah, I suppose I did!!! I wasn't sure if the LED screens were different or not. Its definitely going to be the phone I'm getting.

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Let me tell you something, if you get that phone you will be stacked & VERY happy. That phone is going to be relevant for at least the next year. You will have a great time with it. I just overclocked my HTC Evo 3D to 1.8 GHz (it's as fast as lightning) & I can't imagine overclocking the Samsung Galaxy S II. I just can't wait for CM7 & MIUI to come out for both the HTC Evo 3D & the Samsung Galaxy S II. Dj21o you just can't go wrong, it's great choice for your next phone!

3. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

^^^^^^^ really with this guy?

6. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

oh ok...... i get it lol!!! so its just like all the other phones that are comming out with android ok...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dj21o touchwiz 3.0 thats great... MIUI is super great i like developers version of android better fatory sucks and ill most likely over clock my phone

13. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Its not really like the other phones. I, personally prefer Samsungs UI, rather than sense or AOSP, or even the new Motorola Photon. I've revamped 3 Android phones with hacking and customization, but I really want to keep this bad boy stock and running smoothly, but with just underclocking the phone when the screen is off. That's really all it needs, IMO.

26. ddrt unregistered

From your punctuation I welcome you to bric- er, uh, overclock your phone.

7. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Guess I'll settle for the Epic 2, even though it has lower specs. Yeah, the GS II is nice, but I REALLY do require a physical keyboard. Just my preference.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey nothing wrong with that! :-)

10. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

do you think its better than the motorola photon and what do you think the price will be for this epic 2

12. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

motoblur is beat. hopefully the new touchwiz is better than last. it the gsII is a little faster and had a nicer screen. probably be $199 on contract

14. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

You beat me to it lol.

16. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

haha my bad

15. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

does the samsung have the web top like the photon does

17. confusedbuyerz unregistered

Does anyone have an idea if sg2 is going to be strictly 3g for the three related carriers or is it going to support each carriers idea of 4g, I.e. sprint wimax, tmobile hspa, etc....

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know the Sprint version will be WiMAX 4G. I know the T-Mobile version will be HSPA+. The AT&T one I am not so sure, I don't see why the AT&T version shouldn't be HSPA+ since the T-Mobile version is going to be HSPA+. I hope that helps you out!

22. stillconfusedlolz unregistered

Thanks super that helped. I always respected your respectful and humble posts. I know you love your evo 3d my issue is my verizon contract is up now I'm thinking of going to sprint because of their better plans. The question is how is their service and is it worth it to wait for the nexus prime, iphone 5 than compare those along with sg2 take it from there. My droid 2 is durable but it is pretty laggy at times and has glitches not sure if sg2 or nexus prime will have similar issues.

18. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

no this is gonna be one bad ass phone..I have the photon right now and it bad ass but this beast coming out is unreal

19. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

ur rite dude but overclocking to make the phone run super fast is just great to me... lol!!! but the phone does sound like a winner but ill think ill wait on the mozilla seabird lol!!!

25. dj unregistered

as long as its not that 4.5 inch nonsense im happy. otherwise its optimus black or hero 4g for me

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