Back in the day when Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was yet to be seen hitting the handsets offered by carriers in US shores, it was already rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch from Sprint has the chance of being the first smartphone in our side of the world to get upgraded to the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. The source of the rumors back then were reports that the wireless provider was already in the final stages of testing the ICs update for the handset. Sad to say, that is not to be the case as we all found out because the Android 4.0 refresh first landed on the HTC Vivid 4G from AT&T while the sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is yet to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich up until now.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G starting at just one penny!
Be that as it may, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is still one pretty capable device and even without the ICs update hitting the device, the handset will still be one of the better-performing handsets in the Android ecosystem. And now, getting your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch has become more affordable than ever. When the handset made its debut in the shelves of the carrier, Sprint attached a price tag of $199.99 to the retail package of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch but with the current promotion that Sprint has that runs from May 18 to July 14, a prospective buyer can get one of these babies for only $149.99 for a $50 savings when buying the device directly from Sprint.
However, one of the Sprint-authorized online retailers will even give you more savings with the price cut that it has given to the handset. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch can now be had the said online retailer for only a penny but of course, you will be required to sign a new two-year agreement with the wireless provider for that matter to take advantage of the handset at its penny price point. Going the online retailer way will give you a savings of exactly $149.08 and still go home with what can be said as on e of the best handsets Sprint offered.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, the handset has an impressive specs sheet that it brings to the table. It has a Samsung Exynos chipset right smack in the middle of its circuitry and this very capable SoC brings to the smartphone a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a full gigabyte of RAM to ensure the smoothness of its performance. The storage space of the handset comes up to 16GB and this can still be beefed up using its dedicated microSD card slot while its display is the famed SuperAMOLED Plus panel that measures 4.52 inches diagonally and has a 480 x 800 resolution.
With its equally capable camera department, you can leave the old point and shoot at home and instead make use of the 8MP rear shooter of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch in capturing stills and recording 1080p clips while its front-facing 2MP camera lets you enjoy video calls and snap self-portraits as well. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G starting at just one penny!