When DailyTech reported
on leaked specs for a full-Qwerty alternative of the Samsung Galaxy S
for Sprint last month, we called the Android-based smartphone the "Galaxy
S Pro". Since then, the phone has been officially dubbed the Samsung
"Epic 4G", and all the specs that we reported have now been confirmed
by a Samsung and Sprint press sheet via sdx-developers.
also know that the Epic will boast 1 GB ROM, a 1500 mAh battery,
internal GPS, a six-axis motion sensor for enhanced gaming, and
a micro-SD card slot (16 GB included, up to 32 GB supported) -- not
exactly mind-blowing until you consider that the Epic will be only the second WiMAX-supported
handset from Sprint, making it the only other 4G option in the U.S. from Sprint's
HTC EVO 4G.
enthusiasts will be disappointed to hear that the Epic will be running Android
2.1, and not Froyo,
which has started
rolling out to Verizon's Droid Incredible. We can assume that the Epic
will get Android 2.2 at some point in the future, though Samsung has
bungled updates to previous Android-based devices like the Behold
to the Epic 4G fact-sheet, we now also know the dimensions of the handset are
4.9" x 2.54" x 0.56". The little beast weighs in at 5.46 ounces,
which is surprisingly less than the 6-ounce, keyboard-less EVO 4G.
haven't been following the story, the Epic 4G is Sprint's version of just one
of six variations of the Samsung Galaxy S, which are slated for all the
Sprint nor Samsung have confirmed a release date for the Epic 4G, but the internet
has been buzzing with a rumored August 20 launch.
quote: Android enthusiasts will be disappointed to hear that the Epic will be running Android 2.1, and not Froyo, which has started rolling out to Verizon's Droid Incredible.
quote: And on top of that, if you are in an area with 4G ... you can tether the internet to your computer at no additional cost.
quote: And on top of that, if you are in an area with 4G (or 3G too, I'm not entirely sure) you can tether the internet to your computer at no additional cost.
quote: No, you can't. Sprint charges $29.99 /month for that privilege.
quote: You either tether wired (which, then how is the Evo different from any other Android?)
quote: The way I see it, the extra $10 is for the convenience of the 4G speed.