HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo Bring Windows Phone 8 to Sprint

Both smartphones will arrive on shelves later this summer

By on June 26th, 2013 14:35 GMT

Today, mobile phone carrier Sprint officially announced plans to add to its offering two Windows Phone 8-based devices later this summer, namely the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo.

Both devices will arrive at the wireless carrier with support for its 4G LTE network, with unlimited data, text, and calling to any mobile included in the package.

The new HTC 8XT is set to become available for purchase with a price tag of $99.99 (€75) attached to it with the signing of a two-year agreement with the wireless carrier, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card.

As for the Samsung ATIV S Neo, it will be priced at $149.99 (€115) on a two-year contract, also after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card.

No specific info on when the two smartphones will become available for purchase has been provided, but Sprint promised additional info on the matter in the near future.

Starting today, however, users can pre-register on Sprint’s website to receive info on when the handsets will land on shelves.

“We know our customers are anxious to get their hands on these Windows Phone 8 smartphones, HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president, Product Development, Sprint.

“Without a doubt, they will rival any smartphone on the market today. Our customers will appreciate being able to use them all day, every day without worrying about overages or data caps.”

HTC 8XT arrives on shelves with HTC BoomSound technology and dual front speakers, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, front camera for video calls, a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a 4.3-inch display, and a 1800mAh battery.

ATIV S Neo comes with a 4.8-inch HD screen, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel photo snapper, 1.9MP front camera, and a 2000mAh lithium-ion removable battery.

”We are excited to be bringing the most personal smartphone experience to Sprint customers this summer,” said Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Windows Phone Division.

“With compelling hardware from HTC and Samsung, coupled with unlimited 4G LTE from Sprint, these Windows Phones will offer the complete package.”

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