The Samsung Epic Touch 4G is the Sprint WiMAX version of the Galaxy S II which has tallied a remarkable 35 million units sold worldwide and counting thus far. The global Galaxy S II versions have reached that lofty plateau in approximately 8 months, with only half of that including availability in the tech-hungry United States. The handset which was the fastest ever to 10 million units (5 months) for Samsung saw its Sprint Epic Touch 4G version receive first place voting as the Best New Mobile 4G Device of 2011. That award came at the 4G World Conference and Expo in Chicago Illinois last year, and included all 4G mobile devices launched in 2011.
With record-breaking sales numbers, continued sales support and popularity, and Blue Ribbon profiling, the Epic Touch 4G hardly needs to offer any other reason for its purchase. However, the Epic Touch 4G recently received a retail price drop by Sprint to $79 at select Sprint authorized retailers with a standard two-year activation and data plan, making it the most affordable Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States.
The award-winning Epic Touch 4G also delivers the largest display of all the Galaxy S II handsets in the US, at 4.52 inches. The preloaded Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Picasa social media applications in the Epic Touch 4G are displayed in 16 million unique colors and 480 x 800 pixel resolution on what is one of the largest displays in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace. Pixel density runs 206 pixels per inch on the capacitive, multitouch display.
Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at only $79.99
Physically the handset is average when compared to other 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). When operating on the Sprint WiMAX 4G network the Epic Touch 4G delivers 8.7 hours of talk time from a single charge of the 1800 mAh battery, which is approximately 10% better than the average 4G handset. Wireless connectivity is offered via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi access, and microSD and microUSB ports are on board for storage expansion and charging the handset.
A Mali 400MP graphics processor joins a dual core 1.2 GHz Exynos central processing chip in the hardware package, and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is present. Built-in storage runs 16 GB, and overall storage can be ramped up to 32 GB. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 Epic Touch 4G delivers a rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder which provides video capture at 1080P HD resolution. There is also a front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam which offers video call functionality. That rear camcorder comes equipped with an LED flash and video light, and provides autofocus and smile detection features. Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at only $79.99.