The first of Samsung’s GALAXY S II devices to land in the United States, Sprint’s “Samsung GALAXY S II, Epic 4G Touch”, is now available online for $199.99 with a new two-year Sprint contract. The Epic 4G Touch has all of the trimmings you’d expect from a high-end smartphone including a gorgeous AMOLED Plus display, 16GB of storage, a 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p HD video, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and support for Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. We are currently working on our review of the Epic 4G Touch, which we will be posting in the coming days. We can already say the GALAXY S II is among Sprint’s best smartphones currently available, but you’ll have to wait for the full review to find out why. More →
Samsung is preparing to announce the Galaxy S II for Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T during a press event on Tuesday and one day ahead of the announcement, official images for Sprint’s model have been leaked. We exclusively reported earlier this month that Sprint will dub its device the “Epic Touch 4G,” and it will pack a dual-core processor, a Super AMOLED Plus display, a forward-facing camera for video chats, an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting HD video and more. We’re digging the textured back of the Epic Tough 4G and it appears Samsung was able to keep the phone just as thin as its European counterpart despite packing in a 4G WiMAX radio. We’ll be live reporting from Samsung’s press conference at 6:00 p.m. EST tomorrow, so stay tuned for more details. More →
Samsung has begun sending event invitations to bloggers and members of the press for an event on August 29th where the South Korea-based vendor will unveil U.S. models of its popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. The devices will be unveiled in New York City, and no other details from Samsung are available at this time. BGR exclusively reported earlier this month that Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S II would be called the Epic Touch 4G, and a purported Verizon Wireless roadmap suggested that the nation’s top carrier could release the sleek smartphone on September 9th as the Samsung Stratosphere, though other reports have suggested the Stratosphere is a different device that is not part of the Galaxy S II line. Versions are expected for both AT&T and T-Mobile as well, though details surrounding these devices have not yet been revealed. BGR reviewed the international version of the Galaxy S II back in May, and we found it to be one of our favorite Android smartphones to date at that time.
UPDATE: Due to the hurricane approaching the New York area, Samsung has pushed this event back one day to Tuesday, August 30th.
We know we don’t have long to wait before Samsung’s wildly popular Galaxy S II smartphone launches stateside. It’s also a pretty safe bet that the sleek smartphone will reach all four major U.S. carriers considering how popular the original Galaxy S was. Additional details have been slow to surface, but we’ve just been given some preliminary details about one of the four U.S. variants we’ve been waiting for. BGR has learned that Sprint’s version of the slim smartphone will launch as the Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Like its predecessor, the Epic Touch 4G will feature 4G WiMAX connectivity, though as its moniker might suggest, it will lack the QWERTY keyboard found on the original Epic 4G. Additional specs are hardly a mystery — we reviewed the international version of the Galaxy S II back in May. And while we have yet to track down a specific release date for this cutting edge Gingerbread phone, our source did say that it is launching in September. Also of note: Sprint will launch both the BlackBerry Curve 9350 (Sedona) and the Samsung Conquer 4G later this month, possibly as soon as August 21st.