The Samsung EPIC 4G Touch has gone on sale, finally bringing a Galaxy S II variant to the US market. The 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus smartphone – which we reviewed earlier this week – packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor and an 8-megapixel camera capable of Full HD video recording. There’s also WiMAX for high-speed connectivity on the move.
That WiMAX, while faster than 3G, was one of our mild criticisms of the EPIC 4G, with our benchmarks spoiled by Verizon’s even speedier LTE technology. Beyond that, though, the EPIC 4G is a slick performer, just like its GSM predecessor, though without World Phone capabilities you shouldn’t expect to take it to Europe to meet the family and still make calls while you’re there.
The EPIC 4G is on sale today, priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement. You’ll obviously need both voice and data plans, and tethering – using the Samsung’s 4G with other devices via the mobile hotspot app – will be extra too. More details on the smartphone in our hands-on video below.