Android Phones

Samsung and Sprint announce the Epic 4G with 4″ Super AMOLED, slide-out QWERTY & Android 2.1

June 28, 2010 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, Carriers, Samsung, Sprint

samsung_sprint_epic_4g_500

It looks like Sprint and Samsung have revealed the Galaxy S Pro, except in this case it has launched as the Samsung Epic 4G. Sadly though, despite and official announcement, we are left wondering two important details — the release date and price. That said, the press release did give us quite a bit in terms of the specs.

Those include a 4 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard, 3G, 4G, 1GHz Cortex A8 Samsung Hummingbird processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera with power LED flash, digital zoom and 720p video recording, front facing VGA camera, 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot and a 1500 mAh battery. Plus, that microSD card slot will come with a pre-installed 16GB storage card.

Other goodies include the Swype keyboard pre-installed, a 6-axis accelerometer, Asphalt 5 racing game and the Amazon Kindle app which was noted as “coming soon.”

Additionally, the Epic 4G will come with support for mobile hotspot and running Android 2.1 with the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface. And there was also some good news in terms of Android 2.2, that was described as being expected “in the near future.”

[Sprint and Sprint Press Release]