Samsung Epic Touch 4G reportedly launching in September on Sprint

News Stephen Tenerowicz 20:08, Aug 02 2011

Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, the Epic Touch 4G is said to be Sprint's version of the Galaxy S II

We've known for sometime now that the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone would come to the United States, but we didn't know when. Now, according to a report from BGR, it seems the Sprint variant of the Galaxy S II will hit sometime in September.

Codenamed the Epic Touch 4G, the handset is said to pack a 1GHz Exynos processor and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. 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 Samsung Epic 4G. Besides that, however, additonal specs are sort of up in the air.

As for looks, as GottaBeMobile and This is My Next report, it looks like the Sprint Epic Touch 4G will look quite similar to the international Samsung Galaxy S II device. This means it will probably be very thin and still have the large 4.3-inch Super AMOLED PLUS screen. Definitely expect it to be a looker.

Unfotunately, at this point, we have yet to track down a specific release date for this cutting edge Gingerbread handset. September is speculated by BGR's source for the launch, but again, its not a definite.

As Phandroid comments, the device is not a definite until it's announced so Samsung Galaxy S II fans should not get their hopes up just yet. Obviously, we know it’s coming, it's just a matter of when right now.

That said, any Sprint customers excited about the Epic Touch 4G? Would you abandon your current smartphone for this device?

 

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