After months of teasing, the long wait is finally over: Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II has launched today, and is available for just shy of $200 with a new contract on Sprint.com.
Though it happens to sport an unfortunately cumbersome name, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch stands firmly in the upper echelons of Sprint’s collection. It’s surrounded by devices like the Motorola Photon 4G and the Evo 3D, but hopefully Samsung’s handset will go without the sort of launch day issues that its high-end compatriots had.
Some early Photon users, for example, faced a nasty bug in which the device muted itself every time a phone call was placed or received. Likewise, people who bought the Evo 3D around launch reported some sporadic overheating issues. While getting new hardware out the door is quite the operation, hopefully the long wait in getting the Galaxy S II means that all the bugs have been ironed out.
Still, after having played with the device at Samsung’s official unveiling, the phone seemed to be in solid shape. While we’re waiting to get our hands on one for some more in-depth fiddling, the Epic Touch 4G seems as though it could be a dream come true for ardent WiMax lovers.