Samsung Epic 4G will be available in the markets from 31st August while its reservations will start from the 13th August. Therefore if you wish to have the phone in your hands on the day of the launch, it would be advised that you reserve a phone for yourself rather to wait for it.
Samsung has struck a deal with mobile operators Sprint who have announced the selling date of the phone, which would be aviable for purchase through their website, stores, retail partners like Walmart, Best Buy and Radio Shack for just $249.99 after a $100 mail in rebate along with a two year service warranty. Therefore this is why they have keep the reservation date earlier prior to the launch of the phone in the marker on its launch date so that you could grab your hand on the phone earlier than those who would purchase it from the market.
This phone is partially different from the Galaxy S smartphones which Samsung offers and are Android based. This difference is that Sprints Epic 4G offers you a slide out qwerty keypad for help in messaging, mail, text entry and it supports WiMax radio so that it can easily accesss the Sprints high performance WiMax network. However in areas where the WiMax facility isnt available, the phone would drop back to the 3G facility.
Sprint’s CEO, Dan Hesse stated that “along with the beautiful display of the phone and the slide out qwerty keyboard, Samsung’s Epic 4G is a powerful tool for their customers and along with that it also extends Sprint’s 4G leadership”.
The Samsung’s Epic 4G has dual cameras installed, it has a five mega pixel video-capable camera at the back as well as a front-facing VGA camera for video chat, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor to drive graphics and applications. The device also features a 4-inch AMOLED display that can handle high-definition video content (720p at 30fps), a six-axis motion sensor for gaming, and a microSD slot for up to 32 GB of removable storage. The Samsung Epic will also be usable as a 3G/4G mobile hotspot for up to five Wi-Fi devices.
Sprint is expecting great results from this phone as it is a good fit for everyone from business people to folks who look towards their phone as source of entertainment and gaming. Since the WiMax network is only available in a handful of area’s, Sprint plans to increase this to various other cities such as Boston, New York, Washington D.C. etc to help users make full advantage of the phone they own.