Back in the day, the Samsung Galaxy S II was the hottest handset in the smartphone market. Such was the popularity of the handset that most of the major carriers in the US (with the exception of Verizon) released their respective variant of what back then was the Samsung flagship device. In the case of Sprint, it released the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch as its variant of the Galaxy S II.
The Sprint Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G is currently available for purchase starting at just one penny!
Since getting released by Sprint in September of 2011, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch immediately became one of the hottest smartphones in the lineup of the carrier. In fact, there were reports back then that the handset was supposed to be the first carrier-branded smartphone in US shores to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which was at that time the latest version of the Android operating system. There were also reports back then that Sprint was already in the final stages of testing the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch which further strengthened the speculations. Sad to say, this is not to be because it was the HTC Vivid 4G from AT&T who got that distinction when users of the handset were able to utilize a dialer workaround to force the handset in downloading the official ICS update.
Fast forward to today, there are reports that the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is already making its way to Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands. Looking back, it has been Sprint’s style to send some of its handsets to its PAYG carriers like Boost Mobile as hand me downs after the handsets have been replaced.
This information came from one of our sources when a user agent profile in Sprint’s servers showed a handset with model number SPH-D710BST. Since the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch has a SPH-D710 model number, the additional “BST” on the model number of the said handset only means that the Galaxy S II variant of the smartphone is definitely headed to the shelves of Boost Mobile. Sad to say, there is no information as to when the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch will finally be released by Boost Mobile or how much it will set you back but as soon as we hear more, we will let you know.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, the handset packs a Samsung Exynos chipset under the hood and this SoC gives the smartphone a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a full gigabyte of RAM. Its storage space is rated at 16GB but this can still be expanded using the handset’s dedicated microSD card slot. Display-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch sports a 4.52-inch SuperAMOLED Plus panel with a 480 x 800 resolution while its camera department outfits the handset with a main 8MP shooter at its back panel while its front bezel is home to its 2MP video call camera. You can buy the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G starting at just one penny!