The Epic Touch 4G is one of the many versions of the successful and widely popular Samsung Galaxy S II handset. It is also the first Galaxy S II model to arrive in North America, and is exclusive to the Sprint WiMAX 4G wireless broadband network. That handset, though award-winning and delivering one of the best overall feature sets in the entire 4G marketplace, is also the least expensive Samsung Galaxy S II US model after receiving a recent retail price drop to $49 at select Sprint authorized retailers. The handset is available in either black or white, and is currently Sprint’s best-selling Android smartphone.
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The 4G World Conference and Expo is an annual meeting of industry execs, bigwigs and reviewers who dedicate the event specifically to 4G technology. The most coveted award they dole out is for the Best New Mobile Device, and last year in Chicago, Illinois the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G smartphone was bestowed with this important honor. Beating out all other mobile 4G devices in 2011, the Epic Touch 4G was already a best-selling handset at the time of this announcement, which did nothing to hurt sales for the big-screen, full-featured smartphone.
Delivering one of the largest screens of all 4G smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G debuted on September 16 of last year with a 4.52 inch display that delivers 206 pixels per inch for an overall screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. That Super AMOLED Plus display technology from Samsung renders visuals in up to 16 million unique colors.
And unlike the most recent offering of Android smartphones which seem to be getting bigger and bulkier, the handset is average in shape and size when compared to most 4G smartphones. Measuring 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (130 x 70 x 10 mm) and weighing 4.60 ounces (130 g), the Epic Touch 4G delivers an above average 8.70 hours of run time from a single charge of its 1800 mAh cell.
Powering the handset on the hardware side is an Exynos microchip package which includes a dual core Exynos central processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a Mali 400MP microchip specifically dedicated to handling graphics duties. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board, and 16 GB storage are built into the handset. A 2.0 megapixel chat cam (front) joins an 8.0 megapixel camcorder (rear) in the camera package, with that rear snapper providing video capture at 1080P HD resolution. Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at just $49.