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Samsung Epic 4G Touch (photos)

Android lovers in the U.S. who have been patiently waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S II will finally get their chance when Sprint launches the Samsung Epic 4G Touch this week. Check out CNET's hands-on photos for a preview.

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch

The phone officially named the "Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch" will be available starting September 16 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The Android Gingerbread phone has an impressive feature list, including a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory, and a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display.
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Design

Like the Samsung Infuse 4G, the Epic 4G Touch is quite a large device. It measures 5.1 inches tall by 2.7 inches wide, so it's somewhat difficult to grip and doesn't fit easily into a pants pocket.
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Slim profile

The good news is that the phone is just 0.38 inch thick and weighs only 4.5 ounces, which makes it a bit more manageable.
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Mission control

Below the display, you'll find the standard Android shortcuts for the menu, home, back, and search functions.
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Bottom view

The bottom of the device houses a Micro-USB port.
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Camera

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and LED flash on back and a 2-megapixel camera on front for video calls.
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Picture quality

Picture quality was excellent. Even photos taken indoors like this one came out sharp and bright.

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