Sprint adding 4 new devices to its 4G LTE fleet

Posted on Oct 10 2012 - 3:41pm by Phalgun Shenoy

As an effort to stick to its commitment, Sprint is trying to deliver the best 4G LTE experience combined with the value of Truly Unlimited data on smartphones. If you’ve been tracking this blog, we had written about scarcity of iPhone 5 in the U.S. and how Sprint iPhone 5 were still available to be bought, but were not getting sold. Apparently, the case is that Sprint is the least desirable network when it comes to buying a LTE supported device. It should be noted that Sprint is the only carrier in U.S. that is offering unlimited data plan at the moment. The problem lies in the fact that though Sprint is offering unlimited data, their Long Term Evolution (LTE) network is still in its infancy. Since rolling out LTE alongside its 4G WiMax network in July, Sprint has made it available in 24 cities. According to the reports, Sprint is looking forward to expand its network and is hoping to have LTE up and working in more than 100 cities by Christmas this year.

In order to support its expansion and make its device lineup more appealing to customers, Sprint has announced that it will be adding four new devices to its already impressive 4G LTE lineup. The four devices include Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G, LG Mach and Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode USB.

The above four devices will of course spice up Sprint’s offering. Speaking of the LG Optimus G, it will be carrying a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 gig of RAM, 1.3 megapixels front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage, 2,100mAh battery and 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS PLUS display. This version is called as LS970, and like the Korean version of Optimus G, even Sprint’s version will be featuring a 13 megapixel rear camera, as opposed to AT&T’s version having only an 8 megapixel sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a well-known tablet device. The Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 specs will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core S4 processor along with 1 gig of RAM, a 3 MP camera on the back, 8 gig of internal storage memory, microSD card slot and the 10.1 inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280 x 800 display. As of now, this device runs on ICS and not the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, though an upgrade is planned some time down the road.

LG Mach is another device that Sprint will be launching soon. This is a unique device because it has a slide out full QWERTY keyboard which is not present in many smartphones available in the market. LG Mach is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor Qualcomm MSM8960 and is coupled with 1 gig of RAM and 8 gig of ROM. There’s a microSD card slot using which memory can be expanded up to 32 gig, and of course it supports 4G LTE bands.

Pricing and availability for each device is not known as of now, but we will keep a track of it and let you know. Do drop a comment below.

Source: Sprint

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