Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch: US To Buy

Samsung’s new Galaxy S II smartphone has been dominating the market for a little while now and its not surprising really. Coming with some impressive specs, the handset has managed to sell in its millions and it seems currently there is little change. With a white version to speak of, an LTE model bringing with it a bigger screen and processor and of course three US variants to ponder over, can Samsung carry on fending off its rivals.

Yesterday we gave you news that the Galaxy S II LTE smartphone was rumored to be released in Toronto, Canada by network carrier Rogers on or around September 28th, we can now add that Sprint’s US Epic 4G Touch version is now available to buy.

With AT&T and T-Mobile waiting in the wings to launch their Galaxy S II handsets, indications had already pointed to Sprint getting their foot in the door first. Today according to Richard Lawler over at Engadget, the long awaited Galaxy S II can be purchased direct from Sprint’s website for a price of $199 on a two-year contract.

Before you head on over to the link above, it may be worth checking out retailers Wirefly and Walmart. The first were retailing the Epic 4G Touch for a price of $149.99 with Walmart offering the phone for $99 again on a two-year contract.

So what will you get in terms of specifications? Equalling that of T-Mobile’s version, the Sprint will come with a bigger 4.5-inch Super Amoled Plus display than that of AT&T’s 4.3-inch. As we mentioned before in a previous post, the Epic in appearance is slightly thicker (9.6mm) than the global Galaxy S II version (8.5mm) with the overall design slightly changing. This can be seen from the corners becoming a little rounded with the speaker grill moving from right to left with the mic left to right. Also the camera has been repositioned and has acquired an oval shape instead of the rectangle, 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor, much bigger battery of 1800 mAh compared to the global 1650 mAh, with a smaller change seen with an LED notification light.

Camera wise this stays the same with an 8 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel to the front, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with benefit of 3G and 4G mobile hotspot. Check out an Epic 4G Touch video by clicking onto the link directly above.

With America up until now, having to wait for the US Galaxy S II to arrive, it will be interesting to now hear your comments, have you been waiting for Sprint’s model or perhaps one of the other two carriers? Unfortunately the big red Verizon’s commitments have been elsewhere with the official launch two weeks ago of the Motorola Droid Bionic.