Official: Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Coming to Sprint September 16th, $199


Today Sprint proudly announced that it will be the first carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S II in the US. Picking up where the Epic 4G left off, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch will feature no keyboard but sport a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor, and connectivity with Sprint’s WiMAX network. The phone will launch September 16th at a price of $199.99 after contract. The Epic 4G Touch is available for pre-order via a $50 gift card reservation now.

Sprint First U.S. Carrier to Debut Galaxy S II With Samsung Epic 4G Touch

Available for $199.99 beginning Sept. 16, Samsung Epic 4G Touch
features a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen and one of
the fastest 1.2GHz dual-core processors available in a sleek ultra-thin design

To learn more, visit www.sprint.com/epictouch

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and Dallas – Aug. 30, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S), the first national wireless carrier to launch the groundbreaking data speeds of 4G, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the upcoming availability of the first Samsung Galaxy S™ II product to be available in the United States, Samsung Galaxy S™ II, Epic™ 4G Touch.

As Sprint’s 27th 4G-capable device, Epic 4G Touch boasts a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen and one of the industry’s fastest dual-core processors, the new Samsung Exynos™, bringing it rich content at blazingly fast speeds. Customers will benefit from a large screen which will offer a vibrant viewing experience delivering the best picture quality at the fastest speeds available.

Epic 4G Touch will cost just $199.99 (excluding taxes) with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. It will be available beginning Sept. 16 in all Sprint Sales channels, including Sprint stores, Web sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-Sprint1). Visit www.sprint.com/epictouch for more information.

Beginning today, customers can pre-order Epic 4G Touch at any participating Sprint store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card. Customers who pre-order Epic 4G Touch will have their name added to the Device Wait List and be contacted to set up an appointment to complete their smartphone purchase beginning Sept. 16. Through the pre-order process, customers will know they are able to get the device they want and receive the full retail experience, including Sprint’s Ready Now service.

“Sprint is proud to build on the success of the first Galaxy S product, Samsung Epic 4G, with the first U.S. device in the next generation of Samsung’s award-winning Galaxy S lineup, Epic 4G Touch,” said Fared Adib, vice president–Product Development, Sprint. “Epic 4G Touch is a powerful smartphone that delivers vibrant and exciting content at lightning fast speeds. This device is ultra-thin yet ultra-powerful with a screen that rivals anything else in the industry.”

Epic 4G Touch is one of the thinnest smartphones, measuring just 0.38 inches thick. Its Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display delivers brilliant colors with the most contrast, providing a vivid and crisp viewing experience. It is built on Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, and powered by one of the fastest dual-core processors available along with the blazing-fast Sprint 4G speeds on America’s Favorite 4G Network2.

Other key features include:

  • Samsung Exynos™ 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual cameras: 8MP, rear-facing camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots video in 1080p HD high profile and 2MP, front-facing camera ideal for self-portraits or video chat
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capable, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G network
  • Voice Talk by Vlingo™ allows users to give their Epic 4G Touch voice commands, including voice dial, text message, navigation, music, Web browsing and search
  • Task Manager enables users to view and close the applications they have active and any items that may have been downloaded and to check on memory usage via the Task Manager widget
  • Screen grab feature allows users to easily take a screen capture of the phone screen by pressing the power button and the home key simultaneously
  • Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface provides superior multitasking and customization for an enhanced visual and intuitive smartphone experience
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a capable
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Enterprise functionality provides support for exchange device management policies, offers increased security of data and services and enables mobile conferencing while on the go
  • microSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card
  • Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Technology 3.0
  • Access to more than 250,000 apps through Android Market™

“We are proud to build upon the successful launch of the original Galaxy S with Sprint last year,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch is the next-generation premium smartphone that delivers top-of-the-line features and design, as well as blazing fast speeds with Sprint’s 4G network and Samsung’s new Exynos dual core processor.”

Epic 4G Touch requires activation on one of the Sprint Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $40 per month vs. Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web, or $10 per month vs. Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web. The Mobile Hotspot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).

Sprint was unbeaten among major wireless carriers for customer satisfaction according to results from the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index. In addition to tying for first place among wireless carriers, Sprint was also the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, during the last three years, according to the survey.

As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.

Sprint’s annual developer conference, now called the Sprint Open Solutions Conference, will be held Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif. Throughout the three-day conference, developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs will learn about Sprint’s open enablement strategy, creating applications for 4G and 3D, enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, go-to-market strategies, approaches to make developers more profitable, and current Sprint tools and capabilities across devices, networks and platforms. For additional information and to register for the conference, visit http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

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  1. Amazing phone…amazing price…very disappointed vzw isn’t carrying…

    1. I understand that the reason Verizon will not be carrying the S2 is because they have an exclusive on the upcoming Nexus Prime (or whatever they will call it), and since it is a Samsung phone, Verizon didn’t want two top line Sammys in the line-up.

      1. It’s not exclusive. VZW will get a slightly modified model dubbed the “Droid Prime” (model SCH-I515) while the other carriers will get the “Nexus Prime” (model GT-I9250) a short while later.

        Hopefully VZW doesn’t veer too far from the stock OS and only had minor appearance modifications.

  2. i know everyone is going to be like “finally!!” but this is still a VERY relevant phone and honestly considering it since my N1 contract is up Oct 15th.

  3. What about NFC?

  4. Exynos! Yes!!!

  5. The phone looks great, I have the Epic version currently. Why can’t we get a world phone version of it at Sprint? When we travel overseas, there isn’t any CDMA, so we need a phone that supports both cdma/gsm variants. The only sprint phones that give this option are blackberry’s, and those are just not an option.

    Waiting to see the specs of the Iphone 5. The Iphone 5 is likely to be a world phone, which is great, but rumors strongly indicate a screen under 4 inches, which is NOT great. Really hope that turns out to not be true. Will compare both before deciding which to get.

    Just a few more weeks… :-)

    1. The Photon is a world phone.

    2. The XPRT is a world phone.

    3. my friend motorola photon is a world phone.

  6. Just noticed, Sprint is the only one that didn’t put their logo on the front. Awesome!

    1. It’s on the back =p

      1. Tramp stamped by Sprint, stay classy Sprint!

  7. I went to a handful of Sprint stores, and they looked at me like I have 5 heads. None of them knew about this phone. I told them about the site from Sprint, and they were still clueless. Anyways I left my contact info with them. Hopefully I can pre-order this soon.

  8. Does anyone know why this doesn’t have NFC?

  9. Sprint version has a notification light

    At&t is identical to the international version

    T-Mobile has rounder edges, but I also noticed it has the netflix app??

  10. No way the Prime will be $199. This is a good price for a good phone. I’m gonna get it.

  11. Anyone notice Sprint’s spec sheet doesn’t mention HDMI on it?

  12. Ok why is Sprint charge this sweet nice looking galaxy S II phone while all their other 4G phones at launch was 249$?

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