Sprint Details First Tri-Band LTE Phones with 'Spark'
Updated: added details about Spark.
Sprint today announced Sprint Spark, its next-generation networking technology that will make use of all three Sprint spectrum bands to boost mobile broadband speeds to 50-60Mbps. "Sprint Spark is a combination of advanced capabilities, like 1x, 2x and 3x carrier aggregation for speed, 8T8R for coverage, MIMO for capacity, TDD for spectral efficiency, together with the most advanced devices offering both tri-band capability and high-definition voice for the best possible customer experience," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. Sprint said it will deploy Spark in 100 of the country's largest cities over the course of the next three years, but five markets are launching Spark today: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and Miami. Sprint expects 100 million Americans will have Sprint Spark or 2.5GHz coverage by the end of 2014. Sprint Spark gives tri-band devices the ability to actively hand-off data sessions between its three spectrum bands. Sprint says this helps boost both speed and capacity. The devices first to include Sprint Spark are the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini, and the LG G2. All three handsets will reach stores November 8. The two Samsung phones will receive a system update shortly after they go on sale that will activate their tri-band services, while the G2 will receive the same update in early 2014. The Mega will cost $199.99 with a contract or $19.59 per month with Sprint One Up; the GS4 Mini will cost $99.99 with a new contract or $16.67 per month with Sprint One Up; and the G2 will cost $199.99 with a new contract or $22.92 per month with Sprint One Up. Sprint also said that the HTC One max will be available "soon." It will cost $249.99 with a new contract or $25.00 per month with Sprint One Up.
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini (Sprint, U.S. Cellular)
4.3" display 540 x 960 pixels
Snapdragon MSM8930 Pro processor 1.5 GB RAM
1,900 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
LG G2 (Sprint)
5.2" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 800 processor 2 GB RAM
3,000 mAh battery
NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
Sprint CEO is a Moron!
Sprint's service does not exist in New York City....literally everyday I'm forced to look at blank white web pages that cannot load or indication that the service is unavailable; despite Sprint reps claiming for years that their service will be updated, it NEVER has happened.
Now, we're given the chance to ACTUALLY receive service that we've been paying for, but for an even more of an elevated price? Well, at this point Sprint has ZERO credibility, and honestly should not even be in business on the East Coast; is this the new tactic by the CEO....let's continue to rip off our customers in high hopes that they'll believe we're something more than we've already failed at for years?
Here's a word of advice....how ab...
but not the Note 3
Oh please lmao...
and nexus 5