Today, Sprint announced pricing and availability for Samsung Epic 4G, the second 4G-capable handset from Sprint. Here are the details:
Where to Get It
Samsung Epic 4G will be available beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, in all Sprint retail channels, including Sprint.com, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, with Sprint Stores opening at 8 a.m. local time. It will cost $249.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes excluded).
A New Reservation Process
For the first time ever, Sprint is offering customers a unique opportunity to reserve Samsung Epic 4G for purchase. Customers can reserve their smartphone for purchase at www.sprint.com/epic4g beginning Friday, Aug. 13., while supplies last. Customers who reserve Samsung Epic 4G will be able to complete their purchase beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, and must complete their purchase no later than 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Through the reservation process, customers will be able to reserve their devices online, pick them up in a Sprint Store, and receive the full retail experience, including Sprint?s Ready Now service.
Here are the features and specs for the Samsung Epic 4G:
Samsung Epic 4G, a Galaxy S smartphone, is the second 4G capable handset from Sprint, a Galaxy S smartphone and Samsung Mobile?s first 4G Android-powered device. It is part of a new breed of Samsung smartphones offering the very best in screen, speed and content quality for a premium user experience, including a fully integrated multimedia, messaging and social networking experience at 4G speeds on Samsung?s industry-leading 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display. Powered by the Android 2.1 platform, Samsung Epic 4G?s user interface also supports a series of advanced touchscreen gestures, including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping. It also offers high-def like entertainment in the palm of your hand thanks to its HD-like video capabilities for a theater-like movie experience. In the coming months, Samsung Epic 4G will have access to the Samsung Media Hub, making it the first and only 4G handset to feature a video store with movies and TV available for purchase or rental and optimized for a handset screen for an HD-like entertainment experience. With 4G from Sprint, users will be able to get the fastest download of a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment.
? 3G/4G capability ? Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor ? 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display with pinch-to-zoom ? Google full HTML browser ? bandwidth and quality that rival that of netbooks ? Android 2.1, with access to more than 50,000 apps on Android Market ? Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking ? Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail YouTube, and syncs with Google Calendar ? Visual Voicemail ? Messaging ? personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through a downloadable Android Market app ? 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability ? connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices ? 4G data speeds (WiMAX) ? peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps ? 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) ? peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps
? Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, power LED flash and 4x digital zoom for photos and HD video (720p) recording for capture and playback on an HD television, as well as a front facing VGA camera for video chat and more ? Qik video application for video chat service and live video sharing ? High-quality video streaming and downloads at 3G and 4G data speeds ? Samsung?s exclusive AllShare service to wirelessly share stored music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more ? Samsung Social Hub integrates all of the user?s social networking services, messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts, and can display calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services together in one view with two-way synchronization ? Future access to the Samsung Media Hub, a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment ? Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack ? Sprint applications, including Sprint Football Live, Sprint Navigation Sprint TV, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile ? Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP Stereo and EDR ? Built-in WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n ? Digital compass, six-axis motion sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS ? Expandable memory: 16 GB microSD card included; supports up to 32 GB
? Dimensions: 4.9 inches x 2.54 inches x 0.56 inches (124.8 mm x 64.6 mm x 14.2 mm) (LxWxT) ? Weight: 5.46 ounces (155 grams) ? Battery: Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery ? Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM