Samsung has expanded its renowned Galaxy S family with the new high-end Samsung Epic 4G, which the company claims as its first 4G-capable Android smartphone equipped with a slide-out full QWERTY Keyboard and 4″ Super AMOLED touchscreen, incorporating an array of advanced, impressive features such as Swype text input technology, Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, DLNA support, Mobile Hotspot and Samsung Social Hub.

“Samsung Epic 4G is a powerful member of our Galaxy S smartphone portfolio which offers premium screen, speed and content features,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer of Samsung Mobile. “The Epic 4G ups the ante with a front-facing camera for video conferencing, a full QWERTY keyboard and lightning-fast 4G speeds.”

Key Features Of Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint):

  • Powerful Samsung 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor
  • Brilliant, vibrant 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display
  • 5 megapixel AF camera with LED flash and HD video record, plus front facing VGA camera for video chat
  • Supports up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices thanks to the 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability
  • Share stored multimedia contents to other DLNA certified home electronics wirelessly thanks to Samsung’s AllShare service
  • Samsung Social Hub optimized for enhanced social networking experience
  • Six-axis accelerometer with Asphalt 5 racing game pre-loaded
  • Google Android 2.1 operating system, upgradeable to the latest Android 2.2 Froyo in coming months
  • Sprint mobile services including Sprint Football Live, Sprint Navigation Sprint TV and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
  • Powerful 1500 mAh battery delivers long battery life
  • Size: 4.9 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches ; Weight: 5.46 oz

According to Samsung, the new Epic 4G will feature Samsung Media Hub in the near future, offering users an access to a a full library of video and literary content available for purchase or rental, aiming to deliver an ultimate entertainment experience.

The release date and pricing details for Samsung Epic 4G Galaxy S smartphone has yet to be announced by Sprint.

Samsung Epic 4G will hit Sprint stores on August 31 for around $250, after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service contract.