Hey, look! It’s the Samsung Epic 4G!
Wait, no it’s not. The Epic 4G is for Sprint… but that quite clearly says “Verizon” .
So, what’s going on here? As far as we can tell, it looks like Verizon’s about to launch their own rebranding of the Epic 4G — albeit one that comes nearly a full year after the original.
Our buds over at AndroidCentral dug up a handful of photos and specs on this re-hash.
Here’s what the rumor mill has to say:
- 4″ 480×800 Display (Just like the original)
- 4G LTE support (As opposed to 4G WiMax support)
- 1Ghz, Single-core CPU (Again, like the original)
- 1800 mAh battery (up from 1500 mAh)
- Dual cameras: 5 megapixels on back, 1.3 on front (Epic 4G had a 5 megapixel cam on back, but a paltry 0.3 megapixel [VGA] cam on front)
- There’ve been a few keyboard tweaks: shift and function have swapped places, the silly emoticon key has been replaced with a mail key, and the home/back keys have been switched around.
All in all, it’s a pretty modest revision, but certainly a welcome one. No word yet on pricing — but based on specs alone, I wouldn’t expect this one to break $200 on a 2-year-contract.
Here’s a side-by-side of this new look-alike and the original Epic 4G for comparison’s sake: