Sprint Carries the Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone

Samsung’s controversial Galaxy S II smartphone is now available in the United States on Sprint.

The device, which is named the Epic 4G in the US has been in the limelight especially because the world-wide litigation campaign Apple has launched against Samsung, focusing on the Galaxy S II.

Apple claims Samsung has ‘lavishly’ copied the design of its iPhone device for its Galaxy series Android-powered smartphones.

The device is already available on AT&T. The difference between the handsets offered by AT&T and Sprint is that the Sprint device is a bit thicker that AT&T’s and has a larger battery.

The Sprint Epic 4G features a 1.2 Ghz Exynos dual core processor, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 3G/4G support, Wi-Fi, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, dual cameras and 16GB of storage.

Sprint has also added a bunch of its own apps like Sprint Zone, Sprint TV & Movies, Sprint Navigation and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile.

The device, as the name suggests, is compatible with Sprint’s 4G network and comes with support for WiMAX. The phone is available from Sprint at $199 with a two-year contract.