The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G is exclusive to the Sprint WiMAX 4G network, and is the first Samsung Galaxy S II version to hit the US. After racking up sales of 10 million units in its first five months of availability overseas, the Galaxy S II handsets now stand at 35 million units sold globally. Arriving on September 16, 2011 in familiar smartphone fashion, the handset was rectangular in shape, with slightly rounded corners, and had the typical, 4G slab design and black coloration. Offering a new option for those nontraditional handset shoppers, Sprint is delivering a frost white version to kickoff the new year.
The new frost white Samsung Epic Touch 4G handset will launch on January 8, and contains the same high-performance feature set that won the device the blue ribbon in the coveted Best New Mobile Device category at last year’s 4G World Conference and Expo. With Gingerbread operating system access out-of-the-box, the Galaxy S II is one of the few handsets which is slated to receive an over the air upgrade to the much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Android OS in early 2011.
In an average size and weight for the typical 4G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 Epic Touch 4G measures 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (130 x 70 x 10 mm) and weighs 4.60 ounces (130 g). With a 4.52 inch screen size, the Epic Touch 4G delivers one of the largest displays in the entire smartphone marketplace. Samsung uses their patented Super AMOLED Plus display technology to deliver 16 million color rendering and 480 x 800 pixel resolution.
Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at $79.99.
Talk time from the 1800 mAh battery runs an above average 8.70 hours from a single charge, and standby time sits at 11 days. An Exynos chip set is on board in the hardware package, consisting of a dual core 1.2 GHz central processing unit and Mali 400MP graphics processor. System memory runs to 1.0 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of built-in storage is present. A microSD slot allows for microSD HC support as well, and is available for storage expansion up to 32 GB.
The same camera set for all Galaxy S II models is present here in the Samsung Epic Touch 4G, a rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder and front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam. That rear device comes equipped with a video light and LED flash, and offers panorama, special scenes, autofocus and smile detection features, providing video capture at 1080P HD. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Picasa social media applications have been pre-installed into the handset. Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at $79.99.