Giving the iPhone 4 a run for its money, the Samsung Epic 4G destined for Sprint brings dual cameras, with LED flash and HD (720p) video recording to the table. Running on Android 2.1, with a 2.2 update in the near future, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS and six-axis motion sensor.
You can expect a price of $199 on a 2 year plan, with the $10 premium data add-on fee just like the EVO 4G. WiFi 802.11 b/g/n hotspot support will let you share the network with five devices and connect to Sprint’s WiMAX 4G data networks with about 10 Mbps peak downloads (more like 3-6 Mbps average in real world usage).
Samsung Media Hub will be at the forefront of entertainment delivery for the Epic 4G. This will give you access to video downloads, movies, TV shows and HD-like content either for rental or purchase. Putting another nail in the Blockbuster coffin. Some exclusive Android apps like Swype virtual keyboard, Instant e-Books and Asphalt 5 will be bundled. Check it out in person at the Samsung Epic 4G launch event: www.sprint.com/epic4g.
- 3G/4G capability
- Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor
- 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display with pinch-to-zoom
- Google full HTML browser – bandwidth and quality that rival that of netbooks
- Android 2.1, with access to more than 50,000 apps on Android Market
- Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking
- Google mobile services including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail,
- YouTube , and syncs with Google Calendar™
- Visual voicemail
- Messaging – personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through a downloadable Android Market app
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability – connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices
- 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
- 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) – peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps
- Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 3x digital zoom for HD video (720p) recording for capture and playback on an HD television and front facing VGA camera for video chat and more
- Qik video application for video chat service and live video sharing
- High-quality video streaming and downloads at 3G and 4G data speeds
- Samsung’s exclusive AllShare service to wirelessly share stored music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more.
- Samsung Social Hub integrates all of the user’s social networking services, messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts, and can display calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar and social networking services together in one view with two-way synchronization
- Future access to the Samsung Media Hub, a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment
- Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack
- Sprint applications including Sprint Football Live, Sprint Navigation Sprint TV, and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP Stereo and EDR
- Built-in WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Digital compass, six-axis motion sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS
- Expandable memory: 16 GB microSD card included; supports up to 32 GB
- Dimensions: 4.9 inches 2.54 inches x 0.56 inches (124.8 mm x 64.6 mm x 14.2 mm) (LxWxT)
- Weight: 5.46 ounces (155 grams)
- Battery: Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery
- Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM