Sprint may have its epic Samsung smartphone which goes by the name of the Epic 4G, but it certainly seems that the telco was not epic enough to score the device as an exclusive product, for word has it that Verizon is well on its way to launching its own Samsung slider smartphone that bears more than just a passing semblence to the Epic 4G. And apparently, Verizon's version of Samsing's yet-unnamed slider smartphone will sport a few features that is not present on the original Epic 4G.
Read on to find out more.
Do you remember Sprint's Epic 4G smartphone? You know, that epic smartphone which was released in the US way back in September last year and boasts a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and was preloaded with version 2.1 of the Android operating system? Well, it seems that Sprint's epic smartphone will now have to take a back seat where epic-ness is concerned, for images of what appears to be a successor to the Epic 4G has showed up online, and that it will be designed to work with Verizon's network.
According to the report published by AndroidCentral, the yet-unnamed smartphone, while bearing a near-identical design to that of the Epic 4G, comes with a few tweaks and extra features that were not present in the latter. For one, the unnamed smartphone's keyboard has had the placement of its "Shift" and "Fn" keys switched, while an additional shortcut button to allow quick access to the device's web browser has been added. On top of that, Android Central has pointed out that the superfluous dedicated emoticon button is now no more, having been moved as a secondary input for the smartphone's spacebar.
In addition to the aforementioned differences, AndroidCentral is claiming that the unnamed Samsung slider phone will come preloaded with version 2.3.4 of the Android operating system, as opposed to the Epic 4G's 2.1, and is supposedly capable of connecting to a 4G LTE network.
Last but definitely not least, it would seem that Samsung's unnamed smartphone will also newer and better hardware than the aforementioned Epic 4G: AndroidCentral has claimed through a tipster that the unnamed device could potentially sport a Super AMOLED Plus display which is reportedly capable of "packing in more subpixels than a mere Super AMOLED screen", and that it boasts up to 2GB of internal flash memory. And if that was not enough, AndroidCentral is also claiming that the smartphone boasts performance levels superior to that of the Fascinate, and sports both front and rear-facing cameras.
Of course, don't expect this powerhouse of a smartphone to ever make its way down to our shores in some other form or variant any time soon (if at all), especially if the fact that the Epic 4G, which is also known as the Galaxy S Pro in other parts of the world, has yet to find itself on our local retail shelves, is of any indication.