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Next 4G Phone from Sprint is the Epic 4G

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G is a monster smartphone and the nation's first 4G handset. Packing a 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch (480×800) LCD touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera (capable of shooting video in 720p), HDMI out and Android 2.1, the EVO 4G is hard to match.

However, rather than let the EVO 4G enjoy the 'superphone' moniker alone, Sprint yesterday announced the next 4G phone, the Epic 4G. The Samsung device previously known as the Galaxy X, the Epic 4G boasts a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU; 512MB of RAM; 1GB ROM; a 4-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display with multitouch; a slide out QWERTY keyboard; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support for up to five devices; Bluetooth 2.1; a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video and Android 2.1. There's 16GB of storage included and this is expandable to 32GB. Of course, there's also the all-important WiMAX, which Sprint says can deliver peak download speeds of more than 10Mbps (3-6 Mbps on average).

Release date is set for 'the coming months' and there's no word on price just yet. We'll keep you posted.