Sprint, Samsung Epic 4G, a Galaxy S smartphone and Samsung Mobile's first 4G Android device.The Samsung Epic 4G ups the Samsung Galaxy ante with a front-facing camera for video conferencing, a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and lightning-fast 4G speeds. The Epic comes loaded with Android 2.1 and will upgraded later.
Samsung Epic 4G features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with Samsung Media Hub for media buying/storing, AllShare for viewing on multiple devices and Social Hub for integrating social networking. The Epic 4G also offers pinch-to-zoom, 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, Visual Voicemail, Mobile Hotspot up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 4G experience simultaneously) and Wi-Fi b/g/n.The brilliant Super AMOLED touchscreen display offers:
- The best representation of color on a mobile phone that matches original content, more than 100 times the contrast quality of other leading displays
- Faster response time that reduces "ghosting" images
- Wide viewing angles to prevent blurring or distortion
- Thinner design to offer more accurate and responsiveness to touch
In the coming months, Samsung Epic 4G will have access to the Samsung Media Hub, making it the first and only 4G handset to feature a video store with movies and TV available for purchase or rental, and video content set up for an HD-like entertainment experience on a handset screen. With 4G from Sprint, users will be able to get turbo-charged downloads of a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Samsung Epic 4G also features Samsung's exclusive AllShare service to wirelessly share stored music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified™ home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more. Through AllShare, users will be able to capture moments with the phone's camera and camcorder, and wirelessly show them to friends or family on their DLNA certified HDTV or download music from a PC to Samsung Epic 4G and take on the road.Staying Connected with Social Networking
To make staying connected faster and easier, Samsung Epic 4G includes Samsung Social Hub designed to integrate all your social networking services, messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization.
As work on finalizing the software is underway, Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 for Samsung Epic 4G in the near future. With the Android 2.2 upgrade, customers can expect improvements to include the following benefits among others: updates to User Interface, improved EAS Support, improved Browser Performance including Flash 10x Support, voice Dialing Over Bluetooth and application Storage on External Memory.