Last Updated: Oct 19,2014
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Only thing I was expecting from Sprint was an official release date for the EVOLTE.
For you full slide-out qwerty phone fans, looks like Google filed for a patent in January 2012 and this report is just barely April. Maybe it's preparation for offering a "Droid" like qwerty slide-out phone, after the merger goes through?
New patent reveals Google design for slide-out, QWERTY style phoneAndroidGuys
Or maybe the reports about the new Photon follow-up being a Qwerty phone are true?
SPH-L300 passed Bluetooth Sig today.
I called it!
Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S III Also Includes Dual-Core CPU, 16GB Storage
Notice the model number?
All we need is a date now, sigh...
Nice. Maybe the phone listed in the leaked timeframe is actually the SGS 3, since it lists the same processor and this article shows the qualcomm processor confirmed in Sprint's SGS 3?
Doubt it. That timeframe shows the device finishing testing in August, which means a Sept release. Samsung already stated the GSIII would be here in June. For Sprint to get the GSIII 3 months after the other carriers would be ridiculous.
I don't know how you guys feel about LG....but there's rumors of a new Quadcore phone coming to Sprint.
LG LS970 could be a quad-core LTE beast of a smartphone, bound for Sprint
Would never have considered LG a couple years back, but they've been catching my eye lately. Hell, even Sprint's entry level LTE device... LG Viper LTE... Is pretty Damn nice!
I'm wondering if this will have 2GB of RAM, like that other phone LG announced recently.. and a true HD (1080p) screen. This could be a hardware monster right here!
a 1080p screen would be completely pointless on a phone...IMO Didn't they say anything above 320ppi and it doesn't matter?
I don't know, not if they keep growing in screen size. Next year we'll be seeing the bend-able/fold-able screens (hopefully), so maybe they can be bigger but in same or smaller form factor.
I would never have considered LG before either (for a phone), but this has me intrigued as well. I had actually purchased a LG Optimus S for one of my secondary lines and although it was too small for my tastes, the overall feel of the device was actual very good and it surprised me as being extremely reliable. And it was actually less laggy than my Original EVO...but of course, the screen was too darned small.
Wow, with all of these rumors popping up, I may end up having to wait longer than I anticipated to take my last 1 year upgrade. Going on all of the most recent information/news/rumors combined, Sprint might be stepping up their game as far as the Android superphones being offered. It's possible that this is the new timeframe (just based on all the combined information that's been reported):
April 22 - Galaxy Nexus / LG Viper 4G
May 18 - HTC EVO LTE 4G
June 15 (?) - Samsung Galaxy S III (e.g. Epic LTE 4G)
July 13 or 15 (?) - MoPhoQ LTE
August 10 or 12 (?) - LG LS970
September 9 (?) - ? (Galaxy Note or Other)
October 5 or 7 - iPhone 5
That puts Sprint at 9 potential LTE devices on Sprint out of the 15 mentioned back in October:
Sprint Lauching 4G LTE in Mid-2012, Devices to Follow | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
That leaves 6 more potential devices (but not limited to just phones), so I'm guessing that there'll be another HTC Tablet w/ LTE as a follow-up to the EVO VIEW (e.g. Flyer w/ 3g/4g connectivity). There'll be a follow-up to the Samsung Tablet and the Xoom. That's 3 different devices, which would leave us with 3 more remaining. Most likely, one will be the Windows Phone offering. HTC already declared their moving away from slideout QWERTY keyboard phones, so it's not likely they'll come out with a follow-up to the EVO Shift.
Only other phone I could think to see Sprint coming out with would be the next rendition of the Google Nexus line (in the Fall or Winter). I am hoping there will be a qwerty slideout available that isn't one of the mid-level Samsung phones. It wouldn't be for me, but for one of my secondary lines for sure.
Anytime in June for the S3 would make the happiest person alive.
Me too, Td!...It'd give me enough time to compare the LTEvo, LTEpic and hopefully the specs for the MoPhoQ will be officially released by then to also compare. Even with the LG superphone, I might even wait longer. Best thing is, I don't have to bug Sprint CS to get an early upgrade. I can just sit back and check reviews out as the months go by.
LOL...I guess s4gru also talked about it:
New Flagship 4G LTE Device in Sprint Lenexa Labs for testing - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Its nice to have some good options.
Anybody see this?
Sprint Samsung Galaxy SPH-L300 Leaks (Image, Specs)
heck of a nice processor for a "mid-range" device."
For a minute there I thought that was the GS3 lol. That's not bad for a mid range device. Sprint wasnt kidding around when they said there's going to be alot of LTE devices coming this year.
Based on how well Samsung did in keeping the SGS3 under wraps, I don't think we'll be hearing much about a Sprint variant until they do their US release conference thingamajig.
Yeah but by then I'll probably have my brand new spankin' EVO LTE.
You beat me to it! There is a similarly spec'd device for Verizon as well.
It's also nice to see Samsung going straight to 4.0.4 and it has BT 4.0.
I am waiting till I hear something about a white EVO or the GS3, which will hopefully come in June or maybe July. July would make it the perfect Birthday present! ha
The EVO LTE in white would look pretty damn nice.
Hopefully it won't be the same as the ONE X. I don't want the colors in my clothes rubbing off on the phone.
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