Sprint Samsung Epic 4G pre-orders start Friday, 13 August

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G pre-orders start Friday, 13 August

Summary: The next Android WiMAX device will be launching on Sprint on 31 August for $249.99 as the Samsung Epic 4G. You can pre-order one on 13 August and pick it up in the store on the 31st.

SHARE:

In late June we saw Samsung announce Galaxy S Android smartphones for each of the four major carriers and I was just sent the press release from Sprint announcing final details of the Samsung Epic 4G launching on 31 August for $249.99 after $150 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate. The Epic 4G is the one Galaxy S device in the lineup that includes a hardware QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side and a front facing camera (similar to the European Galaxy S device). I can't wait to try one out and see how it compares to my HTC EVO 4G that I am very fond of at the moment.

Specifications for the Samsung Epic 4G include:

  • Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor
  • 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive display
  • 3G/4G wireless capability with WiFi hotspot support for 5 devices
  • Google Android 2.1 (Samsung said 2.2 will be coming in the future)
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Integrated GPS receiver
  • microSD card slot
  • 1 GB ROM and 512MB RAM
  • 1500 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Dimensions of 4.9 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches and 5.46 ounces

As you can see above, one other difference between this Galaxy S version and the others is that there is no integrated flash drive. The other models have 16GB of memory while the Epic 4G only has 1GB.

The Epic will be available beginning Tuesday, 31 August. Unlike the confusing Apple reservation process, Sprint is offering customers the chance to reserve an Epic 4G online starting this Friday, 13 August, until supplies last. You can then go to your Sprint store on 31 August and pick up your pre-ordered Epic 4G by 6 pm. This is the way these super smartphone orders should be handled where no long line is required and those who work can pre-order and then show up after work to pick up their device with the opportunity to also take part in their Ready Now service in case you have any questions or want help setting up your Epic 4G.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Samsung, Telcos, Wi-Fi

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

6 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • indian vegetarian recipes

    Great production of Sam sung.I'm a fan of sam sung ^^
    http://www.urbanrajah.com/video/post/sweetcorn-daal-recipe indian vegetarian recipes
    Nancy01
  • samsung epic vs evo 4g

    Samsung Epic is Hot Selling Smart Phone But Still the Sale of Evo 4g is Higher in any Market the only Think that makes Difference is http://www.androidspy.co that one can spy on evo 4g easily
    fastestcarrider
  • Tiger turf

    Great stuff Sammy, I'm looking forward to the new Galaxy and thanks you for the news. http://www.tigerexpresslandscape.com/
    angela smith
  • Great Stuff

    it is great stuff i like it

    http://www.androidspy.com
    bla3c3
  • Nepal Trekking

    Responsible Travel Company in Nepal. Organizing Nepal Trekking, Travel, Ticketing, Trekking Nepal Information Portal and also promotes Mount Kailash Tours and India Tours.
    For more details please go on:
    http://www.samratnepal.com
    krishbogati
  • Buy Wholesale Garcinia Cambogia Online

    Excellent products Sammy, I'm looking forward to the modern Galaxy and also many thanks a person with the media.Buy Wholesale Garcinia Cambogia Online
    steve7876