We've seen the leaks before, and now Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S family device has been made official. Called the Samsung Epic 4G, the device will be the only Galaxy S phone released on a carrier that has a physical QWERTY keyboard (so far). The specs for the Epic certainly live up to its name: 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, front-facing VGA cam, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, and, of course, WiMAX connectivity. As for software, the Epic will launch with Android 2.1 beneath a Samsung skin with features like DLNA support and Social Hub. Finally, the device clocks in at just 14.2 mm thin. The Epic 4G will be available "in the coming months."
With a name like Epic, Samsung had to bring its "A" game when it comes to specs, and they definitely didn't disappoint. Since all of the other carriers getting a Galaxy S device will be getting keyboard-less versions, it looks like Sprint will be the way to go if you simply can't live without touching real buttons. The Epic will be going head-to-head with the EVO on Sprint considering they're both 4G devices running Android 2.1 beneath a skin. The big difference between the two is the keyboard, which is a dealbreaker for some. So it's EVO v. Epic; who ya got?