Sprint Galaxy S II outed before event : Meet the Epic 4G Touch

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We’re only a few hours away until Samsung takes the stage and announces the Galaxy S II for the US of A. Just in case you needed a little more confirmation before the official announcement, some slides of the Epic 4G Touch have appeared in a Samsung online training manual.

We already knew that T-Mobile’s version of the GSII, the Hercules, would get a screen bump to 4.5 inches from 4.3, and it looks like the Sprint variant will also gain a couple of fractions of an inch. According to the training slides, the screen is actually 4.52 inches of Super AMOLED Plus goodness, and we’re just fine with that.

The Galaxy S II is Samsung most popular phone to date, selling over five million units before the US launch. After the US launch, we have trouble believing Samsung won’t make it to 10 million soon after.

Previously, I had been rather unimpressed with virtually anything I’ve seen Samsung bring to the table. All I know now is that my next handset will undoubtedly be from Sammy. Likely the Nexus/Droid Prime.

The Epic 4G Touch retains the textured backing piece that we liked from the original, and that’s definitely a good thing. Giving that the piece of plastic is stupidly thin (though virtually unbreakable) the textured feel makes it feel almost like a different material. Something not made of cheap plastic. The slides also advertise the handset’s thinness, and while we’re not sure if it’s as thin as the original, it’s thin enough to advertise. We’ll take it.

So while you impatiently away the live webcast and our liveblog of the event, feel free to oodle the following slides to your heart’s content.

[Via: AndroidCentral]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531080973 Joseph Bettencourt

    I wish they would have kept the screen size smaller! I hate lugging around a huge phone and love the size of my Nexus S 4G. This extra size might be enough to prevent me from buying it….especially because I’m sure the resolution will be the same. Excited to see how it fits in hand/pocket.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, 4.5 inches sounds worse than it is, really. The handset is so thin that it’s much more manageable. It may be the same resolution but rest assured, Super AMOLED Plus is far superior than Super AMOLED. It’s really something you need in your hand before you can make those decisions. 

  • carol cardella

    yes!!!  i was hoping against hope it would be the 4.5 like the INFUSE!  Now, what do we do about Sprint’s poor reception in Beamont TX once i get this thing in my hot lil hands?!

    • Anonymous

      I like the idea of a 4.5 inch screen. It’s not all that big if you’ve lived with a 4.3 inch screen. How’s Beaumont these days?

  • Anonymous

    Okay, so we’d have to shell out $200 (I assume), and sign up for a 2-year agreement, and all that for 6-month old technology? Fat chance Samsung! Make it $300 no contract, or free with contract, and I might just think about it. Otherwise, however much I may hate Apple, I’ll wait to see the what the iPhone5 looks like, to see what the GalaxySII US should have been.

    • aqua1ungisanidiot

      you an idiot…

    • Aqua1ung.is.a.RA-TARD!

      you an idiot foooo!  old style flip phones still cost $220 without a contract! go get that iphone. i hope it comes with balls to dip in your mouth lol “say ahhhhh” -apple

  • Anonymous

    Okay, so we’d have to shell out $200 (I assume), and sign up for a 2-year agreement, and all that for 6-month old technology? Fat chance Samsung! Make it $300 no contract, or free with contract, and I might just think about it. Otherwise, however much I may hate Apple, I’ll wait to see the what the iPhone5 looks like, to see what the GalaxySII US should have been.

  • Harp and Lyre

    What about AT&T everything that’s been posted has been for a company that’s barely even around? F**** Sprint; who the hell uses that shit anyway?

  • Harp and Lyre

    What about AT&T everything that’s been posted has been for a company that’s barely even around? F**** Sprint; who the hell uses that shit anyway?

  • Harp and Lyre

    What about AT&T everything that’s been posted has been for a company that’s barely even around? F**** Sprint; who the hell uses that shit anyway?

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