Sprint and Samsung proudly release the newest 4G-enabled smart phone, the Samsung Epic. It’s Samsung’s first 4G Android-powered device.
“Sprint takes another leap forward today, announcing its second 4G-capable smartphone,” Steve Elfman, president, Network Operations and Wholesale, said, “Samsung Epic 4G joins a portfolio of powerful devices offering an unprecedented simplicity and value to our customers as the only national carrier with a 4G network and devices and applications that can leverage the increased data speeds to provide a high-def entertainment and business experience in the palm of your hand.”
The Samsung Epic 4G ushers in a new era of Samsung smart phones that offer their very best in screen, speed and content quality for an outstanding consumer experience. It offers a fully integrated-multimedia, messaging and social networking experience on your handset. It comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen.
The Samsung Media Hub will provide Samsung Epic owners the opportunity to feature a video store with movies and TV shows for purchase or rental. The AllShare service allows for wireless storage of music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA certified home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more.
It’s powered by Google’s Android 2.1 platform and is the only 4G phone with a full slide QWERTY keyboard, virtual keyboard and Skype technology. It allows users to text faster and more intuitively with one finger motion across the virtual keyboard. The gaming capabilities are second to none, with a six-axis sensor that interprets simple device movement, and the game responds when users move the phone.
The 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor supports great graphics and faster upload and download times. There are two cameras, including a forward facing camera designed for video chat. The other is a 5 megapixel camer with LED flash and digital zoom for HD video recording. The device also works as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to five devices to Sprint’s 4G network.
The Samsung Social Hub is designed to integrate all the social networking platforms, messages and email accounts. In the future, the Samsung Epic 4G will be upgraded to Android 2.2. There isn’t a release date for the Samsung Epic 4G, but Sprint is allowing consumers to pre-register for the device.