The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch was always in the headlines a couple of weeks back in relation to the slated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset. Back then, it was reported that the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II flagship device is expected to be the first Android-powered smartphone in US shores to get the jump to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich because it was an open secret that the wireless provider is already hard at work putting the update for the handset through rigorous tests. Sad to say, this is not to happen because AT&T already went ahead and released the official Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Vivid last week.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G starting at $49
Despite getting beaten to the ICS punch by the HTC Vivid from AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is still one of the best Android-powered smartphones in the market today and it will still be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sooner or later. The handset may have lost some of its appeal because of this but we think that the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is still the best Android handset in the lineup of Sprint.
If you happen to be interested in making the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch your mobile weapon of choice, Sprint is still selling the handset for $199.99 with the requisite two-year contract with the wireless provider. However, if you want to maximize your savings in the process, select Sprint authorized retailers are offering the handset for only $49.99, a full $150 cheaper that Sprint’s asking price. You will still be required to sign a new two-year agreement with Sprint but that is really negligible given the amount of money you save and the components and capabilities that the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch brings to the table. Below are the specs sheet of the handset to give you an idea what you are getting for a sub-$50 price point.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch at its dimensions of 130 x 70 x 10 mm is a bit bulkier than the original version of the Samsung flagship device but still packs that inherent sexiness we have come to associate to the Samsung Galaxy S II. Under the hood though, the handset is just as powerful as its international sibling with the same Exynos chipset at the heart of its operations. A dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and full gigabyte of RAM on the other hand enable the handset to perform smoothly and multitask with ease. As for storage space, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch comes with an internal memory pegged at 16GB. This is also expandable should it get depleted for that matter. The standout feature of the handset though is its stunning 4.52-imch SuperAMOLED Plus display made from Gorilla Glass. It also comes with a dual-shooter configuration featuring a 2-megapixel front facer and a primary 8-megapixel camera at its back capable of 1080p video recording. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G starting at $49