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Samsung's Epic 4G Shows Up in FCC Filing

Spotted going through the FCC approval process is a Samsung handset believed to be the Epic 4G. Engadget reports that the documentation labels the device as the SPH-D700 "cellular/PCS CDMA/EvDO Phone with Bluetooth, WLAN, and WiMAX,"

Sporting a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, one 5-megapixel camera for pictures and a front-facing camera for video calls, and a physical keyboard, the Samsung Epic is a pretty snazzy looking phone. Engadget cites a Sprint rep as saying it'll run Android 2.1 when it launches, but the network will be rolling out a 2.2 update not too long after it goes on sale. When will that be? We have no idea, as Sprint has yet to set a date.

Check out the preview video below.

Source: Engadget

  • ubernoobie
    Woot!!! Go samsung and your evil mobile domination is slowly happening
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  • eddieroolz
    Wait until November 15, and ye shall receive Verizon LTE in 30 markets, supposedly.

    With that in mind, not sure why anyone will switch to Sprint for 4G now.
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  • rohitbaran
    Well, all the specs but the camera sound epic.
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  • eddieroolzWait until November 15, and ye shall receive Verizon LTE in 30 markets, supposedly.With that in mind, not sure why anyone will switch to Sprint for 4G now.
    Because sprint offers an unlimited data plan?
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  • techguy378
    1337_b0iBecause sprint offers an unlimited data plan?Is it better to have unlimited data on a soon to be 3G only network or a limited data plan on a 4G network backed by industry standard technology? Sprint has not announced any plans to switch to LTE. Every major hardware manufacturer that designs cell phone towers has backed LTE in favor of WiMAX and neither this phone or the EVO support LTE.

    Besides, carriers with limited data plans have better voice service because it frees up a significant amount of spectrum for voice calls and there is absolutely nothing more important than being able to make phone calls over your carrier's network because wifi sucks.
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  • samsung makes the most durable phones now, and has for a while... i am glad that hard work and good ideas and good execution are finally winning out... iphones and fads will soon be just a memory and we will all have durable, working phones.
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  • marcusmurphy
    techguy378Is it better to have unlimited data on a soon to be 3G only network or a limited data plan on a 4G network backed by industry standard technology? Sprint has not announced any plans to switch to LTE.I'm sorry but maybe you haven't heard that WiMax already serves 100 million people, and will finish its US rollout in 2011. Verizon will just be covering 100m people before the end of the year (in its all at once strategy) and won't finish LTE rollout until 2013. WiMax is here to stay, and plenty of companies support WiMax (which is more than just a 4g network). It isn't a competition, both LTE & WiMax will be around until the next generation of advancements is made. Stop being so closed minded.

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  • kezix_69
    WiMAX will be upgraded to run just as fast as LTE in the future from what I understand. What's it matter anyway? I hear Sprint has plans to switch to LTE (which is not that hard apparently) if that ends up to be a better route.

    Currently WiMAX is the better choice anyway since the technology already exists and has allowed Sprint to roll out their 4G network sooner. So what if it isn't "true" 4G, it is still a lot faster than current 3G.
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  • techguy378
    Motorola, Cisco and Nokia to name a few have all announced plans to phase out WiMAX in favor of LTE. These three companies were the top hardware manufacturers for WiMAX towers and networking equipment. Even Clear has stated they are likely to switch to LTE instead of WiMAX and they are by far the biggest WiMAX service provider to consumers.
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  • ksampanna
    So competition for the 4?
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