Samsung Epic 4G coming to Verizon Wireless

first_imgThe folks at Android Central got their hands on what looks like a Samsung Epic 4G, currently available on Sprint, with one notable difference from the one you can buy right now: it has a Verizon Wireless logo on it.The leaked photos imply that Samsung is about to launch a variant of the Epic 4G on Verizon Wireless, which will ride Verizon’s 4G LTE network as opposed to Sprint’s WiMAX. The phone will look and behave like the Epic 4G otherwise, packing a 4″ display, a 1GHz single-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.The 1.3-megapixel camera on the front and the LTE support represent the only major upgrades from the Sprint version of the phone, aside from some minor keyboard tweaks. Aside from that, the Verizon Wireless version is rumored to be exactly like the currently available Sprint model.The Epic 4G also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, ideal for people who want an Android phone with a physical keyboard but want 4G support – something that the Motorola Droid 3 sadly doesn’t offer. No word on pricing or a release date, since the phone could be a ptorotype for all we know, but given the success of the Epic 4G on Sprint, it would make sense for Samsung to bring the phone to Verizon Wireless soon.Even so, its unlikely that the device will be more than $149 or $199 with a 2-year contract as there are other handsets on Verizon that are more powerful than the Epic 4G at those same price points–even if they don’t have 4G radios in them.Read more at Android Central, via TechCrunchlast_img

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