Samsung’s Epic 4G Touch is Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S II. Launched in September, the device offers a familiar feature set that includes a 4.5” super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 8MP camera and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
Recently, the FCC released internal photos of the Epic 4G Touch, giving us a look inside Sprint’s Galaxy S II. Among other things, we see a Qualcomm QSC6085 processor, Samsung SDRAM and Flash memory, and a Samsung Exynos processor. Also visible is a Toshiba ARM processor.
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In late December 2011, Samsung’s GT-i9070 smartphone was discovered at the WiFi Certification site, as well as Samsung’s User Agent Profile site. Images of the device, above, leaked soon after, displaying what appears to be a variant of Samsung’s popular Galaxy S II smartphone. Other leaked specs for the GT-i9070 include a 5MP camera with LED flash, 6GB of internal memory, and Android 2.3.6. The device is also expected to feature a 1GHz processor, although the number of cores is unknown, and a 800×480 display.
While the exact specs of the GT-i9070 still remain unknown, we can now confirm that the device will support GSM/EDGE bands 850 and 1900, was well as WCDMA bands II and IV thanks to an FCC filing that was approved today. FCC filings make no mention of LTE support.
Samsung hasn’t officially unveiled the GT-i9070, but the device is expected to be launched in China. Interestingly, the GT-i9070’s GSM and WCDMA support will also allow the device to work on AT&T’s network in the US, however it’s unlikely that AT&T will launch the device since it already offers it’s own version of the Galaxy S II.
Evidently Black Friday is coming early this year on Amazon’s Wireless store. The company is now offering a host of phones for just one cent for new subscribers that sign up for a two-year contract. And don’t think Amazon is just dumping their old smartphone stock – the company is including recently released models such as the Motorola DROID RAZR and Galaxy S II in this deal. Follow the links below to individual deals:
-Motorola DROID RAZR (Verizon)
-Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G (Sprint)
-HTC Rezound 4G (Verizon)
Earlier today AT&T officially announced that it will release the Galaxy S II on October 2nd for $200 with a two year contract. At the same time, images of AT&T’s Galaxy S II, including internal photos of the device, were released by the FCC.
As expected, AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S II does away with the physical home button in favor of four capacitive buttons at the bottom of the device’s screen. The innards of AT&T’s Galaxy S II are also slightly different than the original version of the device, as you can see below. Samsung’s Exynos dual-core processor is visible near the top of the picture, while ST-Ericsson’s HSPA+ THOR modem is situated below. The device also appears to sport Samsung flash memory – no surprise there.
With over five million units sold, the Galaxy S II is Samsung’s fastest selling phone – and the device hasn’t even been released in the U.S. yet. But while we can’t buy the Galaxy S II, we can take a look inside the device thanks to internal photos provided by the FCC.
This isn’t the first teardown of the Galaxy S II – iFixit has a more detailed teardown here – but it never hurts to take another look. This version of the Galaxy S II rocks a dual-core 1.0GHz Samsung Exynos Coretex A9 processor, pictured in the gallery below. Other versions of the Galaxy S II are expected to launch with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Also visible is what appears to be Samsung Flash Memory.
It’s interesting to note that this version of the Galaxy S II is slightly different from the device that was torn down by iFixit. Samsung’s Galaxy platform is designed to be customized on a regional and carrier basis, and it appears that the board layout differs slightly between different Galaxy S II models.
This afternoon Samsung passed a mysterious device called the SGH-I777 through the FCC. Label pics of the device show a distinct Galaxy S II form factor, while Samsung’s HAC Production Key Feature Letter confirms that like the Galaxy S II the SGH-I777 will have an 8MP camera, WiFi and Bluetooth. But there are a couple reasons why we don’t think this is the Galaxy S II. First, the SGH-I777’s label pic shows that the device will have a 1500mAh battery, unlike the Galaxy S II’s 1650 mAh battery. The second reason is that the SGH-I777 has a mysterious button near the top of its left side (in the label pic above, enlarged below) that is not present on the Galaxy S II.
This button is positioned somewhat awkwardly near the top of the phone. It’s also very small – much smaller than the power button on the Galaxy S II. In fact, the button is so small that we think its more likely to be some sort of switch or slider.
Now why would you need a slider on a phone? It’s possible that this is some sort of mute or screen lock switch similar to what we see on the iPhone 4 and iPad, but that really isn’t Samsung’s style – we haven’t seen that sort of switch on a Samsung phone for as long as we can remember.
Now this may be a bit of a stretch, but we’re guessing that this button is a slider to enable or adjust the 3D effect on the phone – similar to the switch on the EVO 3D. And as far as we know the only 3D Samsung phone that’s in the works is the Galaxy 3D.
Phone Arena notes that the Galaxy 3D will have an 8MP camera (well, actually two of them), consistent with Samsung’s HAC Key Feature Letter. The Galaxy 3D is also expected to be a variation of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which explains the similarity in design of the SGH-I777 and the Galaxy S II.
We’ll have to wait to be sure, but at this point we’re betting that the SGH-I777 is the Galaxy 3D. Please let us know if you have any other thoughts, or can explain this mysterious button/switch.