Sprint’s replacement for the Samsung Epic 4G is apparently moving closer to release. Like the current version, this will have a large keyboard and screen, but will supposedly have a better processor and camera.
According to details that have leaked out, the Epic 2 is going to have a 1.2GHz single-core Samsung Hummingbird processor, up from the 1GHz chip in its predecessor. This should improve performance, but not as much as a dual-core processor would.
The other enhancment that’s reportedly coming in the next model is an 8-megapixel camera. The original has a 5-megapixel one.
There supposedly won’t be any other significant changes, meaning that for the most part the new version is going to greatly resemble the Epic 4G (shown at right). This includes a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display and a 5-row keyboard on a sliding panel.
It’s not known what version of the Android OS this upcoming Samsung smartphone is going to run. The likeliest candidate is OS 2.3 (Gingerbread). The amount of internal storage is also unknown.
Other features that will apparently be making the jump to the upgraded model are 4G WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a microSD card slot.
The release date for the Samsung Epic 2 has yet to leak out. It’s predecessor launched at the end of August last year.