Sprint Samsung Epic to hit August 20?

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G - Android 2.1
Sprint Samsung Epic 4G - Android 2.1

You may not have to wait long for the next, great Galaxy S Android phone because the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G could be hit around August 30, according to Samsung’s promotional pattern.

Android Police first noticed that Samsung posts promotional videos on its devices on or near the release of its Galaxy S handset. For example, it posted videos for the AT&T Captivate and T-Mobile Vibrant shortly after these devices were made available.

The schedule shows that the next video will showcase the Epic 4G and it will plop August 20. When you combine this with the fact that this Sprint Galaxy S phone just hit the Federal Communications Commission and that Samsung tweeted the Epic 4G will land “in a few weeks,” the August 20 time frame is quite credible.

The Epic 4G is the top-shelf Galaxy S phone, as it has a few defining features to make it stand out. Like the other Galaxy S phones, it rocks a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1 Ghz processor, Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and a 5-megapixel camera. The Epic 4G will be the only American Galaxy S phone with a front-facing camera for video conferencing, a slide-out physical keyboard and access to Sprint’s growing 4G network.

Sprint’s next superphone phone will definitely be a contender for best smartphone out there but its slide-out keyboard positions it as a major competitor against the Motorola Droid 2 on Verizon. The Droid 2 is expected to hit the market in August as well, so it will be fun to watch these stellar devices battle for the hearts and minds of Android fans.

We got some hands-on time with the Epic 4G and you can see the video below. Also, if you want to know more about the Galaxy S phones, check out our full reviews of the AT&T Captivate and the T-Mobile Vibrant.
Samsung Captivate on AT&T Review
Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile

[Via Androidpolice]

  • Bridget Williams

    I don’t care what anyone says, I have not yet found a found a smartphone running the android OS (or any other for that matter) that beats my Nexus One. I don’t lust for any of these new phones and I don’t think I will for quite a while.

    • Karena

      So shut up.

  • kira


  • striy99

    You’re a bozo and pissed that ur phone isn’t made anymore so u r trying to convince ur self u don’t think anything else is better….u ja.

  • nexusone sux

    Nah u just feel like crap cause ur phone is no longer made so trying to convince ur self u don’t care…lol

  • Risket

    I wonder how well the home replacement app "LauncherPro" will run on this. I hate that home and app drawer interface. It looks too much like it's copying the iPhone interface. If I wanted an ugly piece of crap iPhail I would get one. This phone is far superior in every way imaginable, so I don't want it to look anything like the iPhail.

    I tried LauncherPro on an Evo and it had some issues. Thought I didn't have enough time to really play around with it. If I can get LauncherPro on this thing, it would be absolutely perfect!

  • idiot

    Samsung Products are pieces of crap! You like there poor quality tvs, then get there phones as well. Suckers samsung is a waste of m.o.n.e.y!

  • anon


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