Thanks to a trusted tipster to Boy Genius Report, it looks like we may finally have a release date for the Samsung Epic 4G. That may sound familiar: it’s the Samsung Galaxy S variant that’s heading to Sprint. Though, the Epic is definitely the more diverse of the Galaxy S devices out there, and probably most noteworthy is the fact that it’s going to have that 4G connectivity that Sprint talks so highly about.

The source, who has to remain anonymous obviously, says that the release date is mentioned in a Sprint playbook, and that there are going to be some stores out there that actually open early for the obvious demand of the device. Those stores, if the rumor turns out to be true, will be opening their doors at 8:00am. Now, this does make sense — especially considering we know AT&T’s BlackBerry Torch 9800 is launching August 12th, and rumors have the Droid 2 for Verizon launching on the 12th as well. Beating the competition by a day isn’t a bad deal at all. We’ll have to see if this turns out — we’re sure Sprint will announce something soon.

[via BGR]