Samsung Epic 2 May Be Flagship Pre-Paid Phone for Sprint

Though the rumored Samsung Epic 2 for Sprint never came out, the phone may still be launching as recent leaks suggest. The device was most recently found on the Cellebrite device system and the Epic 2, complete with its sliding QWERTY keyboard, may make its way now potentially to Sprint’s pre-paid brands instead.

As such, the device may land on either Virgin Mobile USA or Boost Mobile for the U.S. The device will feature modest specs increase from the original Samsung Epic 4G. The new device will be equipped with a higher resolution 540 X 960 qHD display, single-core 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor, 8-megapixel camera, and a 4-inch screen. With its destiny slated for a pre-paid brand, it may likely come with just 3G connectivity, rather than 4G WiMax or 4G LTE, the latter of which is part of Sprint’s new Network Vision strategy.

Given the core specs, it appears that the Epic 2 will straddle the line between Samsung’s Galaxy S 1 series devices and the manufacturer’s Galaxy S II series phones.

It’s unclear when the device is expected to arrive, but it will probably be a great 4G-less alternative to the Sprint HTC EVO Design 4G on the Now Network’s WiMax network.

The phone bears a model number of SGH-D905.

Via: The Verge

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