Samsung Transform: Mini Epic 4G?

By Alan Ng - Oct 7, 2010

We have more details on the upcoming Samsung Transform device now, as we have a great hands-on video for you to look at, giving you the perfect preview before the handset lands on Sprint this month.

The hands-on video comes courtesy of Engadget, who have essentially labelled the Samsung Transform as a ‘mini Epic 4G’ device.

In case you didn’t know, the Transform features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 800MHz processor. It also comes with two cameras for video chat, one front and one back although Engadget states that the resolution isn’t anything special.

You may be disappointed to hear that the Samsung Transform won’t be coming with Sprint 4G support and it will only ship with Android 2.1 OS, despite reports that this would be coming with stock Android 2.2! If this isn’t a deal breaker for you, check out the video below and let us know your thoughts on the handset.

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  • Jimmy J

    What software (apps) is compatible with the Transform for video chatting? So far I see that Qik does not support the Transform, Skype doe snot support anything and anything else I see is for the EVO.

  • RICHARDCRAPPEL

    MISLEADING STATEMENTS !! THE TRANSFORM DOESNT VIDEO CHAT !! FRONT CAMERA FOR WHAT, " VIDEO CHAT " FOOLED ME !! NO MORE SAMSUNGS FOR ME,
    EVER !! BRINGING THIS BACK IN AM, JUST GOT TONIGHT !! HTC EVO FOR ME !!
    THE SAMSUNG INTERCEPT SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT ME A LESSON WITH IT FREEZING AND NOT WORKING MOST OF THE TIME !! BEWARE " SAMSUNG " ALSO OVER PRICED . $50 MORE GETS THE EVO ! HTC FOR QUALITY !

    • mikelh2010

      dude…ive had my transfor for a month and a half now…..prolly used video chat like 5x….try using the pphone before bitchin about it

      • taylor

        dude wtf it told me this phone had "face to face" chat but it doesnt

      • Deedee10

        I am in the midst of getting the transform how do you use the video chat idk how to use it in the epic either my bf just got it today and were trying to figure it out

    • PrettyGirlRock

      THE VIDEO CHAT DOES WORK….. I USE IT WHEN IM OUT OF TOWN AND I VIDEO CHAT WITH MY FAMILY.
      YOU NEED TO GO TO THE SPRINT STORE OR SOMETHING SO THEY COULD HELP YOU……

  • Logical Phone Time

    Finally Sprint wakes up with mid range price options and good phone options for the average consumer since the 4G stuff they've been promoting doesn't even touch much of Sprints consumer base. Sense 4G is only in 55 cities at best and there obviously is 50 states here in the U.S. think about !!!!! Why would you wanna pay the extra $10 a month for 4G or a more expensive 4G phone when 4G isn't in your CITY. Get the Sprint Samsung Transform or the Sprint Sanyo Zio. If your going with Sprint it's your most logical choice if you aren't in the major cities or are the average Sprint consumer and save the extra $120 annually. Samsung Transform has good battery life and front facing camera to at the cheaper price than HTC EVO

  • jEFF

    Sprint phones all suck. This too will suck. Hate my carrier!!

    • Mike

      leave them then, and you won;t have anything to whine about

      • JimmyJ

        Hey if his contract is not due he can not go to another carrier. It happened to me with Verizon. Boy I hated thos !@#%!@% in any case. I know his pain.

  • cecilia

    will it come in some feminine color too, like the pink samsung intercept? I was considering buying that phone cuz I love the looks of it, but I wasn’t impressed with what the intercept had to offer… I do like the epic, but its way expensive, & plus I dont want to pay that extra $10 for 4G which I don’t need…, plus its too masculine looking. why don’t they maybe instead make a womens feminine version of the epic with womans interest in mind… i’m waiting & waiting for such a phone to come out, & keep pushing off to get my desperately needed upgrade meanwhile… i’m also not willing to give into the ridiculous & outragious prices of the epic or evo… I expect to pay $79 – $149 tops, for a mini (pink) epic if it has a lot what to offer. I also hope it does have a hotspot capability incase I would consider paying for such a service if I find that I need it eventually.