Samsung Epic 4G Coming Soon!!

By: Chico June 28th, 2010

For everyone who was waiting on a 4G phone with a keyboard, your wait is soon coming to an end. The Samsung Epic will be the first 4G phone with a slide-out keyboard. It will also boast a 4 inch AMOLED screen for viewing all of your high quality videos and pictures. The once named Galaxy S Pro also has something that no other phone has to date. For your entertainment pleasures you will have access to the Samsung Media Hub. This Media Hub will give you access to a video store where you can rent or buy movies and tv shows. Read more after the break.

The 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. Users will also be able to download music from a PC to the Samsung Epic 4G and take on the road.

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.
• 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 50,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
• Wi-Fi® b/g/n
• 1500 mAh battery

Read the full article and specs from the source link below.

Source: Sprint

Filed Under: Sprint News

Comments

29 Responses to “Samsung Epic 4G Coming Soon!!”

  1. uranidiot on June 28th, 2010 10:01 am


    I’m going to LOVE the EPIC but HATE the $10 fee especially since the fee doesn’t even get discounted from my monthly employee discount! Y can’t there be a BASIC EVERYTHING DATA plan with all the benefits of the EVERYTHING DATA BUT WITH ONLY 200 anytime minutes & $10 cheaper! Y SPRINT Y Y Y Y!

  2. Kowulz on June 28th, 2010 3:13 pm


    Will this have an adjustable font size or will it be a loser phone like Sprint’s HTC phones that have Android?

  3. Chico on June 28th, 2010 8:05 pm


    whats the point of adjustable font size. Thats what glasses are for. right??

  4. Andante on June 28th, 2010 11:31 pm


    Wow, had no clue Sprint HTC Android’s did not have adjustable font size – that would be a complete deal breaker for me.

    I think this Samsung phone could do very well; there is no doubt there’s a lot of folks that would like to have a hardware keyboard, and would not enjoy going to a screen soft keyboard. I’ve had a Sprint Touch for almost 3 years that I loved because I didn’t want a keyboard, and it was nice and light, even after adding a powerful 1500 mah battery to it. But now that I am texting a lot more, even I am about fed up with the soft screens.

    I have an old family plan with 4 phones, 1000 minutes, unlimited data, text and GPS on two of them, for $110 bucks a month, an old Fair and Flexible. I got so enticed by the Evo, I briefly flirted with the idea of breaking out of the famiy plan and go for an everything data deal, which they insist on for Androids.

    But when I heard about the ridiculous $10 add-on fee on the EVO, that notion went right out the window. Even without that $10 bogus charge, changing to an everything data family plan would raise our monthly bill by about $70 bucks a month. They also refuse to let you have two dumb phones with the internet blocked for $10 anymore, it’s $20 a pop even if no data usage on some family phones.

    I never thought I could handle the weight of the HTC Touch Pro2 that a friend got, it’s a brick. But being the only somewhat powerful PDA phone I can use on my old plan, I think I can live with it, at least for a year, and I do think the killer keyboard, and the angled screen will be worth the weight. Wish I could choose this new Samsung instead, but not for $80 more bucks a month.

    Just bumped into a Sprint press release the other day, that was bragging about the fact that the 4G service would be available ‘for the same price as 3G’. Yeah Sprint, whatever you say – now you’re charging a premium $10 data fee even for folks WITHOUT 4G access.

  5. ccchhhrrriiisss on June 29th, 2010 9:27 am


    I hope that this $10/month additional fee isn’t a trend. It works out to an ADDITIONAL $240 per phone over the life of a two year contract.

    I would love 4G on my phone — but not enough to pay an extra $240 or more for it. The EVO costs $439 — since it is $199 + $240 in monthly fees (if you qualify for the $150 contract upgrade + $100 mail in rebate).

    Besides, I already have it at home and work. I just hope that Sprint doesn’t make this a trend.

  6. ccchhhrrriiisss on June 29th, 2010 9:28 am


    Other than that pesky and dishonest extra $10/month/line — I think that this is a fantastic new phone!

  7. 1Kind on June 29th, 2010 7:38 pm


    I’m patiently waiting on this phone. I had the Evo, but I decided that the quality of the screen was not good enough to receive my extra $10 a month for having the phone. So I sold it and just got the Hero, until this phone comes out.

    I really hate the idea that Sprint is doing with this mandatory $10 fee for 4G phones. I think they should make it optional for the time being until they get their 4G coverage up. But that’s Sprint for you.

    I know they are going to charge the fee for the Epic too, but I will be willing to pay for it because I’m expecting the screen to be much more better than the screen of the Evo.

    I will use the Epic to hold me over until Palm/HP comes out with an upgrade for the Pre.

  8. Jeff on June 29th, 2010 7:59 pm


    I am in the same boat with an old family plan that is about $80/month cheaper and includes texting and data on all lines. The current everything data plans are expensive enough compared to my grandfathered plan. The $10 fee for the evo was the final deal breaker for me. If you have a family plan with 4 lines, that’s an extra $40/month just for having a specific device on all 4 lines, what a rip!!! I wish there was another option on high end phone selection choices with the same hardware specs of the evo or this new samsung epic phone but without 4G capability in hopes of avoiding the $10 fee. The nexus one was a considerable choice but Sprint decided to not support it.

  9. Kowulz on June 29th, 2010 10:16 pm


    Chico said, “whats the point of adjustable font size. Thats what glasses are for. right??” WRONG! I don’t need glasses with my Blackberry or to drive. I do use them to read. Without an adjustable font, I would need to put glasses on just to read caller ID or make sure I was dialing the right number. Not happening when I am driving!

    No Adjustable Font Size is a HUGE deal breaker for lots of 40+ folks!

  10. Chico on June 30th, 2010 1:24 pm


    @ Kowulz. Its all good I was just messin with you.

  11. David on June 30th, 2010 7:03 pm


    I was really exited for this phone but the 10/month add on fee is a deal breaker. I don’t have 4g in my area so it would be basically flushing money down the toilet. I almost hope the next WebOS phone doesn’t have 4g if it’s going to cost an extra 10/month.

  12. Parrish on June 30th, 2010 8:03 pm


    this is just my opinion, but if you are not willing to pay an extra $10 a month which will help to grow the infrastructure of the 4G network then you really shouldn’t be privy to ownining a phone of this one’s capability. If you want a geat phone with great specs as soon as it releases then you should expect to pay for it. If you don’t want to pay for it then wait a year or so and that premium will probably go away but then you will be complaining about the next great thing that has come out. like i said, just my opinion. thanks

  13. barney on July 1st, 2010 1:08 am


    The epic sounds and looks awesome! Can’t wait to get my hands on one…
    Hey, if you want to receive the all unlimited plan from Sprint for $50.00 rather than the $99.00 they charge us, send the following email to the President of the company (trust me it works):

    “Dear Mr. Hesse, I’m a Sprint customer that recently found out that you also own Boost Wireless. I have the all unlimited plan from Sprint that cost me $99.00, but then you offer the exact same all unlimited plan from Boost for $50.00.

    This is totally unfair treatment, we the Sprint customers deserve better and would like the $50.00 plan as well.”

    Follow this link to get Mr Hesse’s email address:
    http://sites.google.com/site/sprintcustomersunite/

  14. ccchhhrrriiisss on July 1st, 2010 9:36 am


    Parish, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has already stated that 4G is less expensive to produce and offer than 3G.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-sRcRf0CbA

    Why should customers pay $10 extra MORE per month for something that actually costs Sprint LESS to produce?

    The new $10/month fee comes out to $240 more per phone for the duration of a two year contract — even if you don’t/hardly use 4G.

    They have been trying to explain this fee in different ways (each one is deceptive). Ultimately, it was an absolute MARKETING FAILURE.

    Sprint had the opportunity to gain a plethora of new customers with the EVO phone — but then turned around and decided to charge $10 extra per month per phone!

    Now, the EVO is taking a back-page to the iPhone 4 (available on AT&T and now Verizon in January). Both Verizon and AT&T will have 4G available within seven months too.

    In fact, the first online news that you find about the EVO is that it suddenly costs $10/month extra…that it is difficult to find one…AND that Sprint deceptively over-inflated the amount of orders and sales (reporting THREE TIMES more than were actually sold/ordered/pre-ordered).

    Yeah, this isn’t the way to bring in more customers. It seems that every time that Sprint is poised to create a mass exodus TO Sprint from other carriers, someone pulls a stupid stunt like this. Then, some loyal Sprint diehard will defend it and try to shame those who disagree with these tactics.

    I have been with Sprint for a decade…and I am on the edge of walking away. I pay a heck of a lot of money for a 5-line share plan that contains unlimited data/text/etc… — but since it isn’t the ED 1500, I am limited to a small handful of underperforming phones.

    If I were with AT&T, I could purchase the iPhone 4 for $197 (and no gimmicks) on a cheapo family voice plan if I simply add the $15 data pack. Sprint? They want my ENTIRE FAMILY to migrate to a more expensive data plan (with $20 for additional lines) to do everything that we can already do right now.

    Does that make a little more sense for ya?

  15. Ian on July 1st, 2010 9:51 am


    @Kowulz

    you shouldn’t be driving and dialing…

  16. Kris on July 1st, 2010 3:04 pm


  17. Chico on July 1st, 2010 7:28 pm


    @ Barney… In no way will that work. You can not and will never get unlimited everything for $50 with Sprint. Boost is pre paid therefore the phones are more expensive, the CS is worse and you can not insure your phones, that is why it is cheaper.

  18. 1000101 on July 1st, 2010 9:37 pm


    My only question is, will the S-AMOLED screen on the Epic have a weird green hue like the AMOLED in the Samsung Moment? I’m tired of people asking me why my screen looks green. :(

  19. stilesja on July 2nd, 2010 2:14 pm


    I really would love to get an Epic, but the $10 fee really sucks worse for me. For some reason sprint still just has 1X service in southern KY. I can’t see paying $10 for “Premium Data” when the data network in my town is so slow google maps won’t even work on my Pre. I’d pay $10 just to get 3G much less 4G.

  20. chris on July 4th, 2010 2:09 pm


    You people whining about the $10 fee are ridiculous. Look at how much the same plane costs from ATT for an iphone.Their equivalent 1400 minute plan is $89.99, tack on $30 for family messaging, tack on $25 for each line for data and you get $169.99. Even with the $10 fee on sprint you are $20/month cheaper than ATT, and your data is unlimited!!!!!!, not capped at 2gb. Sprint gives so much better value, the only thing I miss from ATT is being able to talk on the phone and look something up on the web at the same time.

  21. farah on July 6th, 2010 7:12 pm


    Dose anybody knows when the epic phone coming out?

  22. roamer on July 11th, 2010 12:16 pm


    As someone who has a 4g device but lives in an area that has not “officially” got 4g coverage, I understand the $10 fee. The Evo makes 3g a pleasure to use(and so will the Epic). Consequently I use 3g data a whole lot more than I did on any other previous sprint phone-I upgraded from a touchpro 2….

    The fee, I believe, is due to the fact that the typical 4g phone owner is going to be a much higher data user than they ever were on previous devices. My data usage in my first month of EVO ownership is pushing 8 gigs now. I was no where near that level of use on my touch pro 2-and I even tethered that to my laptop on occaision. I am almost always on the web with the EVO.

    My opinion to those folks is to understand that Sprint has to protect and maintain its network and even with $10 per month charged to these superphones, Sprint is still the carrier with the highest value built into its plans. That’s my opinion. The charge is not for 4 g but the charge is due to the likelihood that the user will tax the network much more than they used to with lesser capable phones.

  23. WarStoke on July 11th, 2010 6:18 pm


    well i read the press release and i sell sprint and as of yet i have not seen anything other than user comments saying the epic will have the 10 surcharge and from my sprint rep she said that sprint will probly drop it entirely from the evo as well if enough people call up to do phone upgrades then back out when they mention the extra charge

  24. data recovery software on July 11th, 2010 10:29 pm


    I was waiting for this phone, it’s amazing enhanced with all advanced features supports 4g, 3 D graphics, Wi-Fi and also DLNA certified. People going to love it.

  25. JessBrisson on July 12th, 2010 9:15 pm


    This phone looks awesome. I think i might be one of the only people that doesnt mind the extra 10 bucks a month, but thats probably because i came from att paying more like 30 extra a month for half the features. I had to get my sprint account back.

  26. bon on July 19th, 2010 9:02 am


    About the $10/month additional cost: it’s not the $10 that bothers me so much (since my individual plan would still be cheaper than other carriers), it’s the dishonesty I’ve gotten from sprint regarding this.
    Over the last month I’ve visited both a sprint store and chatted with a rep on their website and were told that NO, there would not be an additional $10/month charge with the Evo. As I began to read blogs and reviews I found out this wasn’t the case…in fact it wasn’t until 2 days ago when I was at a chain electronics store that a sales guy actually confirmed and handed me a brochure that clearly states the required fee. What a buzzkill.
    I’ve never had sprint but had heard good things about their customer service…at this point I’m leaning towards verizon’s droid X, yeah the service will ultimately cost more but Sprint really turned me off with their misinformation.

  27. ekcacal on July 22nd, 2010 8:23 pm


    It looks to be a good phone and I hope the battery life is better than my HTC EVO (I still love the phone and got the extended battery from HTC). The only problem is, like the other Sams, is the phone going to fall apart after so much use of the keyboard? Previous phones have and had hoped that Sam and Sprint would have come up with a keybordless phone like the HTC EVO. Otherwise, cool phone.

  28. mystttt on August 7th, 2010 4:30 am


    the htc evo you can change the font size you big idiots
    learn how to work the dang thing and you would realize that!!!!!!

  29. Kenny on August 13th, 2010 12:07 am


    I really needed to know the price without a contract since I’m already switched out two months ago with the Moment, and now I really wanted this phone dang badly, but with all the bad perception, I feel as if this phone would be half bad already. Still, 1GHz of Processor, Keyboard, 4G, this is all good!

Feel free to leave a comment...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

Leave Your Comment Join SprintUsers or login below to comment!

Post as a guest.