Samsung Epic 4G Android Smartphone Launched With Slide-out Keyboard, Offers HD-like Video

Sprint and Samsung today introduced the second 4G-capable handset from Sprint, Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone, a Galaxy S smartphone and Samsung Mobile’s first 4G Android-powered device.

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Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone is dual band CDMA and 3G HSDPA ready handset which measures 124 x 65 x 14 mm and weighs just 155 gms and is equipped with an exceptionally thin smartphone design with a slide out, full QWERTY keyboard and 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display.

The Samsung Epic 4G Android Smartphone is a powerful member of our Galaxy S smartphone portfolio which offers premium screen, speed and content features and it ups the ante with a front-facing camera for video conferencing, a full QWERTY keyboard and lightning-fast 4G speeds.

The Samsung Epic 4G is powered by Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor running at 1-GHz speed and comes equipped with 4-inch Capacitive Multi-touch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution in 16-Million colors.

The Samsung Epic 4G comes with 512-MB RAM, 1024 MB ROM and featuers microSD card slot with upto 32-GB capacity. It also includes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS support and 3.5mm audio port.

The Epic 4G Galaxy S Smartphone is designed for an optimal gaming experience with a six-axis sensor that fine tunes its accelerometer’s ability to interpret simple movements of the device, so when the phone tilts up and down or left and right, the game can immediately respond in the same directions. A demo of Asphalt 5, a popular racing game, is preloaded exclusively on Samsung Epic 4G allowing users to take full advantage of these advanced gaming capabilities.

Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone is part of a new breed of Samsung smartphones offering their very best in screen, speed and content quality for a premium user experience, and offers a fully integrated multimedia, messaging and social networking experience.

The 4-inch 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. Its faster response time that reduces “ghosting” images and its wide viewing angles to prevent blurring or distortion. Besides its thinner design to offer more accurate and responsiveness to touch

The smartphone also comes equipped with 5.0 megapixel digital camera with 1280 x 720 – 720p HD quality video recording and is capable of video playback in full 1080p HD resolution. The camera offers LED flash, Auto-focus and digital zoom features.

Samsung Epic 4G Android Smartphone 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.

Samsung Epic 4G Android QWERTY Smartphone 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 Samsung 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 phone and take on the road.

Powered by the Android 2.1 platform, Samsung Epic 4G also supports a series of advanced touch screen gestures including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping.

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Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone is the only 4G smartphone to offer three fast and easy ways to enter text onto the device – a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, virtual keyboard and Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and more intuitively with one continuous finger motion across the virtual keyboard.

Samsung Epic 4G Android Smarphone Features

  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor supports amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times and the full richness of HD-like multimedia content.
  • 4-inch Capacitive Multi-touch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 3x digital zoom for HD video3 (720p) video recording and front facing VGA camera for video chat and more
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 4G experience simultaneously
  • Android Market for access to more than 75,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/N wireless LAN
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 5.0 megapixel digital camera with 1280 x 720 – 720p HD quality video recording

Samsung Epic 4G offers support for push email and integrated calendar services, including Google and Yahoo, as well as Exchange ActiveSync for corporate email including enhanced device management and security features, as well as full support for Google Mobile Services.

With Android’s open-software platform, businesses can benefit from several productivity-enhancing applications available in the Android Market including bar code scanning, signature capture, document viewing and the ability to stream and upload video for customer approval and archival purposes.

Samsung Epic 4G Android powered Smartphone also includes Samsung Social Hub designed to integrate all 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.

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.

Sprint will announce pricing and availability in the coming months.

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