Choice is always nice, and it appears that Sprint and Samsung are teaming up to deliver a nontraditional choice in the form of a white Samsung Galaxy S 2 Epic Touch 4G for the Sprint 4G WiMAX wireless network in January. While a white handset in time for Christmas was the goal, delays appear to have moved that launch date to January 8 of 2012. Sprint POP and screen shots of the handset displaying a January 8 date on the screen have been leaked to the Internet, and an internal Sprint document also pointed to that date for the launch of the pristine white color scheme. While different colored cases are available for most every smartphone, aftermarket fitting problems and compatibility issues sometimes present themselves, so having the white option designed into the handset will be attractive for some shoppers.
That Samsung Epic Touch 4G is the award which won the 2011 Best New Mobile Device blue ribbon at the 4G World Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. That coveted award was presented at the world’s largest 4G dedicated annual conference, and helps to illustrate the type of banner year Samsung is having. Thanks to the success of all global versions of the Galaxy S II, Samsung passed Apple as the worldwide leader in global smartphone shipments in late 2011. The predominant reason for that is the 30+ million units that have been sold of all versions of the Galaxy S II.
That handset first debuted in Asia and Europe, and Sprint was the first US carrier to deliver it to the tech-hungry American consumer. Aside from its slim profile, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 Epic Touch 4G Android handset is average in size and weight when compared to all other 4G smartphones. Arriving in familiar candy bar form factor, the Epic Touch 4G displays dimensions of 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (130 x 70 x 10 mm), and weighs 4.60 ounces (130 g).
Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at only $79.99.
The display on board is one of the larger of all the smartphones in the entire 4G mobile marketplace, measuring 4.52 inches and delivering 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Super AMOLED Plus display technology is used to deliver 16 million color representation on the capacitive multitouch screen. Standard light and proximity sensors are also built into the display. Talk time from a single battery charge runs 10% better than the 4G smartphone average, at 8.70 hours.
Powering the phone in the hardware package is an Exynos chip set, a dual core 1.2 GHz central processor working in tandem with a Mali 400 MP graphics processing unit. The Epic Touch 4G also contains 1.0 GB of RAM memory, and is designed with dual cameras front and rear. That rear facing camcorder provides video capture at 1080P HD resolution, and the front facing chat cam is 2.0 megapixels, and also provides video call support. Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at $79.99.