Sprint will begin selling its Galaxy S model Epic 4G on Aug. 31 for $249 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Sprint will let those interested reserve the device online Aug. 13.
The carrier will take preorders starting August 13 through an online reservation process. On Friday, you can head over to Sprint’s dedicated Epic 4G page to reserve a phone for purchase, while supplies last. Customers can then pick up their phones on August 31 and must complete their purchase by September 1, 6 p.m., local time, otherwise you lose your reservation. The will also be sold at Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Walmart stores, but no word yet on whether these retailers will take preorders.
The Sprint Epic 4G is part of the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones — a series which includes four smartphones for each of the four major U.S. carriers, including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Galaxy S phones are called the Fascinate, Captivate, and Vibrant, respectively.
As part of Samsung’s Galaxy S series, the Epic 4G features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture. Unlike the others, however, the Epic offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, front-facing camera for video chats, and of course, 4G. You’ll also be able to use the smartphone as a mobile hotspot (3G or 4G) for up to five devices.
The phone goes on sale August 31 and this Friday pre-orders begin. Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon.