Sprint has officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S Pro, which will now be marketed under the name Epic 4G with no pricing or launch information known at this time.
The Epic 4G will differ from the Samsung Galaxy S models confirmed for AT&T and T-Mobile, starting with the inclusion of a hardware QWERTY keyboard and the inclusion of WiMax support.
The phone is otherwise nearly identical to the reference Galaxy S with a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1 customized with Samsungâ€™s additions of DLNA media streaming support and its own Social Hub software along with Wi-Fi b/g/n radio, front facing camera for video calls and 5.0 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, autofocus and LED flash.
Rounding out the spec sheet is Bluetooth with stereo audio support and an accelerometer with 6 axis support for motion control when playing games; the device will also support mobile hotspot functionality with a reduced limit of 5 devices compared to the EVO 4Gâ€™s 8, although the Epic 4G will support WiMax download speeds of up to 10Mbps.
To further entice customers (and ostensibly to prevent situations like these) Sprint and Samsung have also committed to updating the Epic 4G to Android 2.2 in the near future, keeping inline with Sprintâ€™s previous proclamation concerning Android updates on current and future updates.