Sprint announces their QWERTY-ified version of the Galaxy S, the Samsung Epic 4G

Remember the Galaxy Pro? It popped up around the rumor mill almost immediately after the Galaxy S was announced, and was supposedly a nearly identical phone, with one major difference: a big ol’ full QWERTY physical keyboard.

It disappeared for some time after its first leak, only to make another appearance last week. And now.. it’s real. It’s oh, oh-so-real.

Samsung and Sprint just pulled back the curtains minutes ago. They’re not spilling the beans on price or a launch date just yet, but the specs are enough to keep me patient:

  • WiMax support, making this the second phone to support Sprint’s 4G network
  • Android 2.1
  • Two cameras: One 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and HD video recording on the back, and a VGA camera on the front.
  • 1Ghz Cortex A8 “Hummingbird” CPU
  • Mobile hotspot support for up to 5 devices
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 4.0″ inch Super AMOLED display

Oh, and of course, that monstrous (and I mean that in the best sense) QWERTY keyboard.

Look out, EVO 4G.