Does the Epic 4G have a front facing camera?
This is starting to confuse me.
On Samsung's promo video on YouTube they clearly list that there is a Front Facing Camera on this phone. On the website for Galaxy S, they don't list a front facing in the Specs (although I don't think they even list which Galaxy S they're displaying). In this section of the Forum, I can't see anyone talking about a Front Facing Camera. In the gallery pictures of the phone, it appears to have a front facing camera.
What is going on here? Does the Sprint Epic 4G have a Front Facing Camera?
- 07-12-2010, 04:09 PM #2
- 07-12-2010, 04:29 PM #4
Thanks guys. I went to Engadget and found the official press release which stated that it does have a front facing.
• Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 3x digital zoom for HD video3 (720p) video recording and front facing VGA camera for video chat and more
Last edited by Droidcola; 07-12-2010 at 04:35 PM.
- 07-12-2010, 04:55 PM #6
- 07-12-2010, 09:54 PM #7
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The only Galaxy S phones to have a front facing camera are the Epic 4G and the original Galaxy S i9000 model released in Europe. I'm guessing TMo, VZW and ATT all opted out of including a ffc to limit network congestion of such apps that could take advantage of it.
Well, overall front facing cameras are important for those in long distance relationships or those who are away from their families a lot for business. I don't see why half the videos on YouTube that are giving a demo of the Epic don't mention the Front Facing.
Very important feature (in my opinion) for the people looking to video chat on non-Apple, Android phones.
Last edited by Droidcola; 07-13-2010 at 06:11 PM.
- 07-13-2010, 07:27 PM #9
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Well, part of the reason is Skype not having an official app available for Sprint customers, Fring losing Skype support and I've never used Qik video chat, but I hear it isn't great. I am one of those unfortunate people in a long distant relationship. We met in college, but both of us just graduated and while we waited to take our exams and find jobs, we went back to our respective home towns. Right now, the phone is sufficing, cause I make frequent trips to see her, but I'd love to just video chat on the go. We can use Skype at our computers, but I have crappy wifi in the living room, which is where i like to stay. I hope Qik is better than what I've read, and I can't wait for this phone's release regardless.
- 07-13-2010, 10:15 PM #10
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You can still use fring for fring to fring video calls. it's basically limited to between phones so blah with that. it's basically like qik. The skype ability gave users access to phone to pc two way video chat.
I think qik can do this aswell , but you need to plunk down the 4.99 a month for the premium service. Qik "basic" can stream video from the phone to a pc, but it's not two way....
I do hope fring makes nice with skype!
- 07-14-2010, 01:14 PM #11