Sprint Announces First Two LTE-Capable Windows Phones
Sprint today announced the pending availability of two Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the first from Sprint that will support its LTE 4G network.
- HTC 8XT: The 8XT is a modified version of the 8X from HTC that includes the dual-speaker Boom Sound and Beats Audio features seen on the HTC One. The HTC 8XT has a 4.3-inch 768p HD display, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and support for 64GB microSD cards. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an 1,800mAh battery. It offers an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera. It goes on sale later this summer for $99.99 after rebate with a new contract.
- Samsung ATIV S Neo: This Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung has a 4.8-inch HD display, dual-core 1.4GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, and a 2,000mAh removable battery. It also includes an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for video chats. The Samsung ATIV S Neo goes on sale later this summer for $149.99 with a new contract.
Review: Samsung ATIV S Neo for Sprint
The S Neo is one of two Windows Phone 8 devices available from Sprint. It's a solid effort from Samsung and bests more than a few Windows Phone competitors.
AT&T to Sell Samsung ATIV S Neo
AT&T today announced that it will sell the Samsung ATIV S Neo smartphone beginning November 8. The S Neo will cost $21.00 per month with AT&T Next or $99.99 with a two-year contract.
Samsung ATIV Neo S Hits Sprint Stores August 16
Sprint today announced that the Samsung ATIV Neo S smartphone will be available for purchase beginning Friday, August 16. The Neo S, which runs Windows Phone 8, will cost $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.
Sprint Says It Will Update WP8 Devices to WP8.1
Sprint today said it will update its Windows Phone smartphones, the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo, to Windows Phone 8.1 this summer. It will provide more specifics closer to the availability date.
Sprint Gave Its Galaxy S8 a Speed Boost
Sprint has pushed a firmware update to its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and in so doing improved the phone's LTE download speeds by about 20%. According to PCMag, the update resolves a software bug that prevented the S8 from properly connecting to Sprint's Band 41 LTE.