A couple of months ago, when the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is yet to land on any of the Android-powered smartphones in US shores, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is always at the forefront of the headlines with the handset getting rumored as the first carrier-branded handset in our side of the world to get first dibs on the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. At that time, those reports were fueled by rumors that the wireless provider was already in the final stages of testing the ICS update for the handset which in turn led to the said speculation. Sad to say, we all know now that that did not pan out because it was the HTC Vivid 4G from AT&T which got that distinction when users of the handset a couple of months ago were able to utilize a dialer trick to force the handset in downloading the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Vivid 4G.
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Despite that, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch still has a lot of good things going on for it. Though it has already been expected that the handset will get upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, there has been no confirmation to that effect. We just knew that it will because of the impressive components that the handset packs under the hood. A couple of days ago, we got the confirmation from Samsung that indeed, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch will get the latest version of Android when the manufacturer released a list of its carrier-branded devices that will get the jump to ICS.
Not only that, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is now considered as the best budget smartphone among the handsets in the lineup of Sprint. These days, it is increasingly becoming more difficult to find the best budget-friendly device that will not let you get short-changed in terms of the capabilities it brings to the table but the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch certainly fits the bill perfectly. That being said, the handset can now be had at a popular online retailer for only a penny so long as you sign a new two-year agreement with the wireless provider. Getting the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch for just a penny certainly makes it the most budget-friendly smartphone at Sprint for that matter.
For the uninformed, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch comes with an Exynos chipset in its circuitry to power its operation. With this SoC comes a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 1.2 GHz and 1GB of RAM while its internal storage of 16GB can still be beefed up to as much as 32GB. The handset’s standout feature though is its vibrant 4.52-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display with a 480 x 800 resolution while its camera department is equally just as impressive featuring an 8MP autofocus shooter at its back panel partnered with a front-facing 2-megapixel video chat camera. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch starting at just one penny.