August 30, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
The Samsung Galaxy S II will make its way to Sprint soon as the Epic 4G Touch. The follow-up to Sprint’s original Galaxy S will continue the trend of a powerful phone with excellent specs, it will do so without the use of a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
The Epic 4G Touch is an all touchscreen phone (duh) with a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display. As I noted in my Droid Charge review, SAMOLED+ is the best touchscreen I’ve ever seen on a phone and anyone who buys this phone is likely to agree. Potential customers will also get a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor phone that uses Samsung’s Exynos, and an updated version of TouchWiz UI layered over Android 2.3.
Other specs from the Epic 4G Touch should be familiar by now. The device has an 8MP rear camera that shoots in HD, a 2 MP front-facing camera, and HDMI-out in a slim package (9.5mm). Throw in support for Sprint’s 4G WiMax network and you’ve suddenly got a strong rival to the HTC EVO 3D for the title of Best Android Phone on Sprint.
The Epic 4G Touch lands September 16 for $199 on a two-year agreement.
- Live Panels and Touchwiz UI
- Media Hub for downloading television episodes and movies
- DLNA media streaming
- Samsung Kies Air connectivity for file transfer/management
- Voice Talk voice commands for dialing, texting, navigation, music, and web browsing
- Built-in screenshot/screen cap feature
- 16GB of on-device memory, up to 32 GB memory card
Additional enterprise solutions include:
- On-device encryption of user data
- Full support for Exchange ActiveSync® version 14
- Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
- Sybase MDM (Mobile Device Management)
- Cisco WebEx mobile conference solution