Samsung Epic 4G will be Sprint's second WiMAX phone with Android

Samsung Epic 4G will be Sprint's second WiMAX phone with Android
Look at what Samsung and Sprint announced, people –  the rumored Galaxy S Pro for Sprint! And it will actually be called the Samsung Epic 4G, because it will be the second handset after the EVO 4G to utilize Sprint's WiMAX data speeds. Behind this lies what might turn out to be one of the best Android handsets to date, if all sticks together well. Specswise it takes the pretty convincing Samsung Galaxy S (4” Super AMOLED screen and 1GHz Hummingbird processor) and adds some more features like a full side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, and camera flash.

The Samsung Epic 4G's capabilities have been further improved  with the addition of a 6-axis motion sensor (similar to what the iPhone 4 has, we'd assume), which opens new possibilities for games and applications to take advantage of.

Another addition to the multimedia department will be video and music downloads available to purchase or rent from an upcoming Samsung Media Hub content store, which will be “powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment”. Oh, it also promises visual voicemail, e-books by Amazon and B&N, confirmed upgrade to Android 2.2, and mobile hotspot capabilities.


Samsung just upped the ante for Android in the US with another compelling handset on Sprint. It looks like this is all shaping to be a pivotal year in smartphone land, when finally the dream to carry one device that does it all may come to fruition. So many great offerings, so many maxed out credit cards.

Samsung Epic 4G Specifications
HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review


source: Samsung USA



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29 Comments

1. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Oh man. Bootlegging just got easier I see.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wow, what a phone....damn you sprint! This makes my moto droid look so weak.

3. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

I hope this can be unlock and use on any GSM network!!

4. gridlock

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

LOL, it's Sprint, so - CDMA, good luck getting it on a GSM network :))

7. cellslanger

Posts: 16; Member since: May 12, 2010

Try jamming your SIM card into the SD card slot, maybe it'll work. If it doesn't fit use a hammer to get that sucker in the rest of the way.

11. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

This method absolutely works. I endorse it 100%.

15. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

did you guys miss the fact that this is the first GSM/ CDMA android for international roaming

17. cellslanger

Posts: 16; Member since: May 12, 2010

Where did you read that? There is nothing mentioned in this article or in the specs about that...

19. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

on engadget, but it was the preliminary spec guess we will see when it launches

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

why do they get the only flash version dangit!?! lol

6. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Man,what to get you got the Droid x coming out,now this phone , the dorid2 , the other three galaxy s models this is crazy and 6 months from now even more crazy shit technology is moving so fast.

8. Flip7

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 27, 2009

Woooow sprint is on a go!!!

9. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

this is goin to give the evo a run for its money lol

10. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It's a smart move by Sprint. First introducing Evo 4G crazy phone to attract attention then quickly introduce another 4G phone with QWERTY for some ppl's special liking...

16. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

Yep, it's funny cause it's pretty much the same thing the did with the Hero and Moment, Hero came first followed by the higher stat Moment a few months later, now EVO came first followed by the higher stat Epic. Sprint gives you a cookie and then shows you the cake later lol

29. M3rkSauce

Posts: 10; Member since: May 19, 2010

haha? besides the slide out keyboard the epic has nothing on the EVO..coming straight from a sprint rep. In this case i'd say Sprint gave you the entire cake first and then suprised you with a delicious muffin (epic). haha

12. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

will this phone have a front facing camera for video calling like the evo?

13. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

yep!

14. myclevername

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

This puppy needs to come to T Mobile

22. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Tmo is getting the Vibrant. Same thing with no keyboard. Not a big deal breaker for me!

18. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

keyboard looks like droid 1

20. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lame 4g wannabe phone has NO frontcam to take advantage of wimax

21. ImJustMe

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

guess what??!!! IT DOES!

23. Mali Mal

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

to post 20 jrcrow79... hey ma dude are u crazy why dont u look up some specs before u critique. it has a vga front facing camera that can video conference on 3G, 4G which i have in NJ hahahaha and wifi.

28. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

rehTard haha. a front facing cam rocks!

24. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

HSPA+ Shits on 4G

25. scottmbolt unregistered

Wow, not too many bad things being said about Sprint and this phone, in this thread, I see. Looks like Sprint is quieting you Apple/VZW Fanboy losers.

26. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Sprint got it right. This is the perfect phone IMO

27. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

i'm stoked to to see this awesome surge of smartphone technology. shit is hitting the fan and it smells good (^_^)

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