Price cut taking Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G Touch under $100 on contract?

Price cut taking Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G Touch under $100 on contract?
Arguably the best variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II available from a major U.S. carrier, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is being given a nice price cut from Sprint according to a trusted sourcer who passed the info onto TechnoBuffalo. The new $99.99 price with a signed 2-year contract should be enough to make plenty of empty room on the shelves for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. Sprint is expected to launch the sequel on June 21st, the same day that the price cut allegedly takes effect.

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is the only one of the models offered by T-Mobile and AT&T to include both the dual-core Exynos processor and the large 4.52 inch display. While the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S II had the same 4.52 inch screen, under the hood it featured a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The AT&T variant matched the Epic 4G Touch under the hood, but had a smaller 4.3 inch screen.

This year, all four major carriers including Verizon will be receiving the 16GB Marble White and Pebble Blue Samsung Galaxy S III and Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will have the 32GB unit in both colors to sell to customers. For reasons unknown, AT&T is not going to have the 32GB model to sell, and it also will be getting an exclusive red color. All four carriers will be selling the 16GB model for $199.99 with a signed 2-year pact, while the 32GB version will be $249.99 on contract.

source: TechnoBuffalo via Phandroid

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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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9 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not really a deal.

2. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

lolz ^

3. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Its still not a bad phone. Better option than the igarbage 4s for 200.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Put it on Virgin Mobile.

6. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

If Virgin Mobile can sell the iPhone, they can also sell the Epic 4G at list price. The best part is the Epic 4G supports WiMax so you can get 3-6 mbps avg download speeds.

5. Loafninja

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

It's been $99.99 with contract at Best Buy for about 3 weeks now.

7. cjennings

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

^^^^ radioshack has had it for that price for almost 6 weeks...their phones are always cheaper than anywhere else....

8. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Yeah, but places like Best Buy will price match that and I don't think I would ever purchase a phone from radio shack. I won't even buy a $10 tube of thermal paste from that place.

9. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

This is a pretty nice phone and given Sprint Prepaid Group's strategy as of late, this should come to Virgin or Boost Mobile. Clearwire will keep WiMAX running until at least 2015, and maybe longer, as it builds out its TD-LTE Advanced network it may not need the spectrum until after 2015 or at all since they have gobs of it. In some markets WiMAX can run upwards of 10mbps.

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