Two smartphones called the HTC Tiara and the ZTE Vital have been revealed to be heading to Sprint. These devices have been spotted in two filings in the FCC, where they are getting tested for Sprint’s LTE Network.
The HTC Tiara is a a Windows Phone 8 handset that made an appearance in last month’s Windows Phone 8 roadmap. Supposedly, the device will run on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and have 1 GB of RAM as well as 8 GB of storage capacity. It will draw its power from a 1,800mAh battery and pack a 1.6 MP front camera, and an 8 MP rear camera. For its display, the device will have a 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD2 screen.
A previous report by Unwired View says that the HTC Tiara could be sold for under $100 with a contract. The device is expected to be released this summer, although no definite date is available yet.
The HTC Tiara is but one of the two Windows Phone 8 devices that are supposedly coming to Sprint. The other one is the Samsung Ativ S. These two devices would also be the carriers first Microsoft-based handsets. Earlier, the wireless carrier had announced that such handsets will be by HTC and Samsung.
On the other hand, the ZTE Vital, which is also known as the ZTE Quantum, is based on Android Jelly Bean. This smartphone comes with specifications similar to those found on the HTC Tiara, and is thus likely to be aimed at the same market segment. Under the hood, it is believed to come with a slightly faster processor clocked at 1.5GHz. Also onboard are a gig of RAM, and 8 GB of native storage. It furthermore features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device will also boast of a 13 MP rear-facing camera, support for NFC, and a 2,500mAh battery. Like the HTC Tiara, the ZTE Vital will possibly come with a price tag below $100.