Sprint today announced the Sprint Force, an affordable 4G LTE smartphone. The Force runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4-inch WVGA display and 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. The Force includes two cameras; a 5-megapixel main camera and 1-megapixel secondary camera. Other features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. The device comes with a number of Sprint-branded services, such as Sprint iD, Sprint TV, and Sprint Music Plus. The Sprint Force is available online and in stores beginning today for $49.99 with a new contract. The Force is made by ZTE, and is also available without a contract for $200 via Boost Mobile, which is owned by Sprint.
Sprint today announced the first LTE 4G phones for its prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Boost will get the all-new Force, made by ZTE, as well as the HTC One SV, already offered by MetroPCS. Virgin, meanwhile, will get the Samsung Galaxy Victory, already offered under the Sprint brand. Both brands have previously only offered 4G phones that use Sprint's older WiMAX network. Sprint is committed to continuing WiMAX service through 2015, but eventually plans to phase it out in favor of LTE. The Force sports a 4-inch screen, 5-megapixel camera, front camera, and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. Boost will offer the Force on March 7th for $200, and the One SV on the same day for $300. Virgin starts selling the Victory today for $300.