Identification and Background
The Epic 4G Touch is Samsung's first release of the Galaxy S II in the US. Although the Samsung Galaxy S II was first released worldwide in May 2011, the S II first became available in the US four months later, on September 16. Though still branded as the Galaxy S II, Sprint has named it their 'Epic 4G Touch.' The biggest change from the Epic 4G is a loss of the QWERTY keyboard (good riddance). Some of the more remarkable features of the Epic 4G Touch include the 4.52" screen (an increase from the Galaxy S's 4.3" screen), a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4 capacitive buttons, a whopping 8 megapixel camera (2 megapixel frontward-facing camera), and a WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display.
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal storage / microSD external storage slot (potential for 48 GB total storage)
- 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera
- 2.0 megapixel front-facing camera
- 800 X 480 pixel display
- WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display
The Epic 4G Touch features some changes from its Galaxy S II prototype. For one, the corners are a bit more rounded, some buttons have been moved around, and the speaker grill has been shuffled to the other side. Another obvious one: the Epic 4G Touch is CDMA, so you won't be finding a SIM card underneath its cover, unlike its GSM cousin. One thing to note is that the Epic 4G Touch ships with Android's Gingerbread 2.3.4, whereas the Galaxy S II comes standard with Gingerbread 2.3.3.
This phone is available for service on Sprint and to buy from Amazon Wireless. Note that AT&T and T-Mobile will be offering their spins on the Galaxy S II as well. While T-Mobile intends to keep the 4.52" display, AT&T will offer their S II with a 4.3" display.