Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G Spec Sheet Turns Up

One of the most unique of the Samsung Galaxy S offerings – Sprint’s Samsung EPIC 4G – hasn’t gotten much shine compared to its released brethren (even before they were officially announced). The chapters to that book are still being written, though, and it moves right along with the realization of a new spec sheet that was leaked by way of SDX-Developers.

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Everything here is pretty much what we knew and expected it to be: 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 4G data connectivity, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording capabilities, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and more. The full spec sheet is below for your viewing pleasure.

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  • Zach

    I’m to in love with my 8mp camera to trade up from my EVO. Nice try though samsung it’s a beautiful device, that I will envy.

    (I know there are going to be people bashing me about this comment but in all honesty the screen is the only thing that would get me to make the upgrade and thats not enough to justify a full retail price purchase from sprint)

  • Zach

    Also, hope it doesn’t get that crappy oreo effect like the palm pre’s did. Where you can almost twist the phone as you slide the keyboard down.

  • monster

    Good bye T-Mobile and NexusOne, hello sprint and Epic! :D

  • dubdroid

    @zach have u ever considered that maybe the 5mp camera on ther epic might be better than 8mp on yhe evo its not always bout megapixels more bout the hardware itself like the light sensor etc I have had 10mp cam shoot better pics than my 14mp just some food for thought

  • Jeffrey

    @ Monster – Are you leaving for the Keyboard?

  • dman977

    I’ll trade you @monster, my Sprint account with upgrade for your NexusOne.

  • Steel7

    I agree dman977 the NexusOne is an amazing phone too bad Sprint and Verizon contracted not to sell it.

  • Jared

    This upsets me. I need a GSM phone. Hopefully an international version is not far behind.

  • Pete

    I’m seriously considering this phone since I haven’t been able to get my hands on a EVO. My only problem is I have had 3 samsung phones before and they were all crap. Can anyone give me a reason to wait for this instead of the EVO?

  • nemesys06

    @pete One reason i would trust samsung with the galaxy s lineup is because i have never seen them put this much effort into a mobile device. they have had some amazing mobile phones, and some crap phones. however, something about the galaxy s line just catches my attention… and that’s the fact that they are putting alot more time and effort into these phones than any other phone they have ever released. i think this phone will be a great quality phone, and will be strongly supported by samsung!

  • Kevin

    I’ll wait for the T-Mo Desire. Here’s hoping it’s the Dual-Core, Dual Cam, 3.0 beast that the Emerald Project is rumored to be.

  • Carmex

    @Pete here’s a reason:
    I’ve been using the Samsung Vibrant(T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S) for a bit over a week now and it’s fantastic. Fantastic but lacking a few features that the Epic has: QWERTY keyboard, front-facing vga camera, LED flash. I’m returning the Vibrant soon and switching to Sprint for the Epic. But even so, it’s a great device. It’s my first Samsung phone but I think the build quality is excellent, the screen is unmatched, the CPU is the fastest of any current Android device, and it’s by far the best camera I’ve ever had in a cell phone (not saying it’s the best out there because I haven’t tried them all, but the best I’VE had for sure). Anyway, I’d give Samsung another chance and pick up this phone. I know people worry about support but I don’t think the Behold II incident has any relevance here. This phone is too big, world-wide, for them to not support it with software updates for a long time to come.

  • nick

    I thought it was going to have a Camera flash?

  • uly

    Screw you verizon! You better surprise us with some unique features on the fascinate!

  • ari

    mm i am wondering if anyone knows if this phone is nail sensetive?

  • ari

    and if anyone has done some research on how much it will cost?

  • Albert

    Has LED notification also. Unlike the other Galaxy S phones

  • Pete

    @carmex and nemesys06: thanks for the advice. i am wary about samsung since my encounters with them haven’t been the best.

    so quick question. i have heard there is no notification light. how do you know if you have any texts or missed calls? does it lag when you swipe the screen? with the EPIC, is the slide out keyboard is it going to make the phone bulky?

  • cwalker

    @Pete the people over xda already came out with a replacement for led notification. It’s pretty cool. It let’s u know when u have a miss call or miss messages. Just like the led notification it has a little dot that goes back and forth on a all black screen plus use little to no battery life. Trust me it WORKS! I got the vibrant but miss alot of the features of the epic. Why get the evo when it only runs 30fps Max while the epic runs around 55 to 60fps. The epic has one or if not the best CPU and GPU software on the market. O yeah I forgot to mention it has the best screen out! But the choices is yours.
    ps. the evo is still a great phone.

  • Pete

    @cwalker: i think you answered my biggest concern about the phone. i just hope my phone can last another month. the screen is discoloring. i think thats a sign that my phone is on the brink of death. Please, oh PLEASE! sprint, ANNOUNCE THE PHONE TO BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH!

  • Albert

    @Pete there is a notification light on the Epic not the other Samsung Galaxy phones. look at 3:12 mark of the video, there is a blue charging light. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlWhWneMYrU

  • Levi

    I was told by a Sprint person in a store that this will be a “world phone”. This supposedly means that 1, it will be able to use GSM, you just need to insert a SIM and 2, it will come unlocked. If this is true, this is big news.

  • Pete

    @Albert: thanks so much for showing me that video. The phone looks damn sexy, im tempted to say fuck it to the EVO and go for something EPIC

  • Justin S

    I gotta give someone at Sprint a lot of credit for this one — it is so much more exciting than the other Galaxy phones. Of course if 4g and qwerty aren’t your thing, then it’s not of interest, but I’m really excited. Now if they’d just release it already.

  • SK

    Where’s the FM tuner?

  • eman

    no 16gb internal???? wtf is up with that?

  • JeffDenver

    I am so jealous of Sprint customers. This is by far the best Android phone released. Better than the Evo. Better than the Droid X. Better than the Droid 2. CERTAINLY better than the iPhone. I want one so bad…it hurts.

  • Adam

    @Ari -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3by5u9ax2EU

  • Adam

    @Ari its in japanese, but you get the just of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3by5u9ax2EU

  • ari-free

    If this can be used as a world phone it will be a killer corporate phone.

  • Dominic

    This will be the best phone on the u.s market once its released. I wish t mobile would of got this version instead of the vibrant. If I would of been a little more patient I would of definitely left t-mobile to go to sprint for this phone. The Epic has all the features that I wish my vibrant had! Flash, ffc, and a qwerty keyboard. Don’t get me wrong I’m loving my vibrant but the epic is in a league of its own!

  • Daniel S

    Eh. Anyone remember the Samsung Moment? That taught me never trust Samsung. I’ll wait for the reviews, hopefully they won’t screw up THIS phone. Till then…well, I have 25 days to take my EVO back if I truly need to…

  • Pete

    so, i went to a t mobil store to play around with the vibrant and to say good bye to the G1. i must say the vibrant is an amazing phone. Samsung may have won my trust but i am still curious about all the reviews, like Daniel S. said.

  • d3v

    I am currently an Iphone owner but will be switching to Sprint Epic right away once available. To me the Super AMOLED out guns the Retina display.