Mobile phone carrier Sprint is reportedly preparing the launch of a new handset that would sport 4G connectivity on board. The company already stated that such a new device was expected to land in the near future, and some of the latest rumors around the web suggest that it might be none other than the Samsung Galaxy S Pro.
This is not the first time rumors on this device
emerge into the wild, but these seem to be more consistent than previous ones. The Samsung Galaxy S Pro is said to arrive with a sliding 5-row QWERTY keyboard, as well as with a front-facing camera, though exact information on the rest of its specifications is rather scarce for the time being.
A series of photos with the handset
was published on Android Community
not too long ago, offering a nice view of that QWERTY keypad, provided that this be the actual device in the end. According to the news site, the mobile phone is expected to arrive on shelves with Google's Android 2.1 operating system, on top of which Samsung might load its TouchWiz 3.0 user experience.
Moreover, the post on Android Community also suggests that we're to expect for a 5-megapixel photo snapper to be included with the handset
, a camera that would have LED flash attached to it, something that the original Galaxy S does not include. However, the same 1 GHz “Hummingbird” CPU and 512MB of RAM and ROM should be present on the new device too.
As always with this kind of leaks, there are great chances that things prove otherwise in the end. Even so, since the rumor might actually pan out, we should expect for an official announcement in the near future. There are no details available on the launch or pricing of the phone
, but it wouldn't come as a surprise if Sprint's users had two 4G devices available for them in the following few months.