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Sprint Samsung Epic 4G: Release Date Rumor

The Samsung Epic 4G will be Sprint’s second 4G smartphone offering, therefore it is less than surprising to hear that a lot of people are eager to find out when this handset launches, well we may well have this information for you!

According to a few reliable sources it looks as if the Epic 4G will launch on August 11th, also other rumors suggest that Sprint stores will be opening early for the launch (8.00am).

At the moment we must take this as a rumor, however I’m pretty confident that this it is worth taking quite seriously, I’m sure we will hear more over the next few days.

As for pricing, no details have leaked, however I expect it to have the same price tag as the EVO 4G, which is $199.99 (after a mail-in rebate) as part of a two year deal.

What do you think is the better smartphone the HTC EVO 4G or the Samsung Epic 4G?

Source: IntoMobile

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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reneeswifts
reneeswifts

Been waiting this phone since it was still called as Galaxy S. Front facing camera for the win! Hopefully, froyo will be soon! Epic Now Has an Impression!

Brian
Brian

I work for Sprint in FL and they have confirmed the Epic launch date for the end of August prob no later than August 28th. Also 4G will be in by November

Krag
Krag

@Matt The physical keyboard can be replaced by the on screen keyboard if you like, allowing for more possibility.

@Everyone Else The Epic undeniably out-specs the Evo in almost every category. Support, personal preference and a few other things are the only real reason to choose the Evo.

I sure hope it gets released soon ;-;

InfamousLink
InfamousLink

Demands are greater than supply which really sucks. i've been waiting for a Evo since its 3rd week out and I still cant get one even on a Friends and Family plan ( Family works for SPRINT). Now im just buying this outright no wait but im still waiting for a freaking release date!

joey
joey

I have a touch pro2, I bought the EVO, my wife bought an EVO. I played with the EVO for 29 days and in the end, went back to my touch pro2. The evo was a nice gadget, really fast, great looks, but I think it's downfall is android…. I know Android is awesome right! Not for me, it was like comparing a psp to a ps3. The android does alot of things ok, but my touch pro is the master of smart phones. I think the Epic is gonna fall in that same category, just a good phone, not… Read more »

Lord Roach
Lord Roach

Samsung moment has one of the best screens I’ve evey seen, the epic will be greater, would love to get the epic, but just not willing to pay more fot 4G. Also wouldn’t mind destroying htc evo lovers! All my friends have the evo & swears its the best, its really an ok phone & its hdmi quality sucks on a 42 in screen!

leahcim
leahcim

from the side by side comparisons of the evo and Galaxy S I have to say the epic(galaxy s) wins. However I would say that Sprint is losing big time. They launched the Evo and haven't been able to find any around me in the last month and a half. I went to a Sprint Store today and they couldn't answer anything about the epic or evo. No info at all on epic, didn't even offer to show me one of the other Samsungs when I asked about their interface. When asked about the Evo, wait list, or contact list… Read more »

techman
techman

I have an evo and if it weren’t for the slightly better camera larger screen and hdmi out I would trade it in for a epic in a heartbeat.If the epic had an hdmi out with 1080p support and a 1080p camcorder it would be the perfect phone from my point of view.

ricardo
ricardo

So does anyone know the official ficial ficial date of the epics release??

Jay-Z
Jay-Z

I work in sales for sprint, currently use an HTC Hero, and was also a victim of the Instinct "it's Sprint's version of the I-phone" sales pitch. The Epic looks awesome (truthfully- nobody knows the release date, "we'll get it when we get it" is what we've been told verbatim- most ppl don't even care about the Epic). But almost every Instinct user I've ever met has said it was enough to make them never buy another Samsung phone- especially a "smartphone" (we're still trying to figure out what exactly was smart about the Instinct). I'm also iffy about Samsung's… Read more »

jayq
jayq

right. I bought my instinct for same reason, Reaper. Samsung, and Sprint both advertised it as Iphone Killer. But it was totally killed by Iphone. Darn… after using it for 2 years… Touch pad is broken, and I am just answer it only, can make a call.. Now I am finally getting out of the contract, and debating between Evo and Epic. Although I had a terrible experience with Samsung Instinct, I am more leading to samsung Epic… Don't know… why. Samsung's technology is world number one… I am betting once more… to samsung. Their mobile tech is really amazing…… Read more »

crlblrt
crlblrt

I was all set to get the Evo, but the three options for texting/typing (qwerty keypad, swype and regular tapping) you get on the Epic is really nice. On the Evo you’re stuck with just tapping. Also, I notice on those side-by-side comparison youtube videos between the Evo, and other smartphones, the color on the Evo’s screen looks all washed out.

Reaper
Reaper

Samsung produced the Sprint Instinct and somehow tricked me into buying one. For two years I suffered with that terrible device. I will NEVER buy another horrible Samsung device.

HTC all the way. Modded roms fix pretty much everything that matters (battery, bloatware, etc). And the Evo has XDA which makes it 10 times better than any Samsuck.

cgram
cgram

the advocates get the phone in on the 9th and the new signage for the week has nothing to do with the epic honestly I would say the 19th or 20th for the release and the rumored 11th is probably pre-order. I know a few employees at sprint_ but that's my 2 cents

Thomas
Thomas

"The battery isn't bad on the EVO. You're just using it wrong."

"The reception on iPhone 4 isn't bad. You're just holding it wrong."

LOL

Matt
Matt

One of the largest differences between the phones is the physical keyboard. This is a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer on screen keyboards, others will want the slide out as it provides the opportunity to take full advantage of all the screen real-estate while entering text. Both phones look excellent, but for me the advantage of having more real-estate when entering my appointments etc. is a huge positive. I care less about things like an HDMI output as I do not expect to use my phone as a DVR or serious camcorder. So in the end IMO it… Read more »

Megnina
Megnina

“The battery isn’t bad on the EVO. You’re just using it wrong.”

lol…that means just us the phone feature of the phone an not the SMART part….

pls…

chicken
chicken

Yes I agree the battery on the evo is not bad. What is bad is the lcd screen is NOT BRIGHT AT ALL compared to the samsungs. Plus the keyboard on the epic is going to be like the htc pro 2 which was amazing!!!

Harry
Harry

@ Lungcancer

No need to diss other Android devices. I'm just happy to see another kick-ass android device being released!!

BTW, my EVO is the best gadget I've bought in years!!

Nate
Nate

The battery isn't bad on the EVO. You're just using it wrong.

ylwsub68
ylwsub68

Just talked to a rep at a Sprint store and he said something about the release getting pushed back from the 11th, probably to the 18th or 19th.

Chris
Chris

With the Froyo update, I have my EVO running well past 24 hours with normal use (calls, text, web, games, etc). No task killers, either. The Samsung looks impressive, but Sprint had to pick the one with a keyboard. There should be two models for Sprint.

@jenna_alive

I'm gonna get this and if it breaks my heart like the Pre did, I don't know if I'll ever find phone love again.

Lungcancer
Lungcancer

Aside from the 0.3" extra screen space and hdmi output, the HTC Evo is inferior to the Samsung Epic in every other way. HTC fanboys will have to face the truth eventually. The Epic comes with the dazzling super amoled. Anyone who's never seen a super amoled next to a normal lcd should go see it before dismissing the super amoled. Once you try true sharpness, you'll never go back. The Epic has better battery life. The hummingbird processor is faster then snapdragon even though they're both 1ghz because clock speeds don't mean everything. See intel vs. amd for example.… Read more »

Quicksilver
Quicksilver

Yeah right and we were supposed to have the official announcement today also. Day's not over yet but still haven't heard anything. I'm about to quit waiting for this phone. It's like a mirage in the freaking desert. Haven't heard a peep about it from sprint.
*sigh*
The phone is HOT right now sprint, take this baby out of the oven before you burn it!!!!! Give us the release date!!!!

bellfani99i
bellfani99i

tried the evo and it is huge….batt life is a bit dissapointing and adding the 3500 battery doesn't increase the size too much but defin takes away from the phone's slickness…

hoping epic doesn't have same batt issue…. screen is supposed to be spectacular too….

in short….will be getting on on Wed 😉 (so long Pre, you were fun, but too weak overall)

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