Sprint to launch Samsung Epic 4G on August 31st

Samsung Epic 4G

Sprint today finally revealed when it will launch the Samsung Epic 4G, its second 4G smartphone (after the HTC EVO 4G). Mark your calendars: The Epic 4G will hit the street on August 31st.

Sprint Epic 4G specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 Hummingbird
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.1 with Samsung’s Social Hub UI
  • Connectivity: CDMA / EV-DO Rev.A / WiMAX
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 801.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Input: Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, virtual keyboard and Swype
  • Display: 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom support
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM
  • Storage: microSD cards up to 32GB (16GB card included)
  • Camera: 5MP primary camera with LED flash and 720p video recording / VGA front-facing camera
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Other: Six-axis motion sensor, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, simultaneous voice and data capabilities over 4G and Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions: 12.4 by 6.46 by 1.42 centimeters / 155 grams (4.9 by 2.54 by 0.56-inches / 5.46 ounces)

Sprint will upgrade the Samsung Epic 4G to Android 2.2 “in the coming months.”

Sprint will offer the Samsung Epic 4G for US$249.99 after a US$100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract. Sprint Stores will open at 0800 local time on that day. Customers can also reserve their smartphone for purchase at www.sprint.com/epic4g beginning Friday, August. 13th.

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