The smartphone is expected to be priced at $450/€355 outright
Sprint Flash leaked earlier this month, but no details on the phone’s availability and pricing options were available at that time.A few days ago, the smartphone was spotted at Best Buy and Wirefly with price tags attached to it. According to these ads, Sprint Flash will be available for purchase at Best Buy for $100/€80, whereas Wirefly will sell the device for $150/€120 with new two-year agreements.
Customers who do not wish to commit to a long-term contract will be able to grab the Sprint Flash for $450/€355 upfront, though the amount has yet to be confirmed by the carrier.
Today, Sprint published the full specs sheet of the smartphone, along with details on the phone's availability and price tag. Sprint Flash will be available starting today for $130/€100 with a new two-year agreement.
According to Sprint, the Flash features “best-in-class camera at a reasonable price.” Manufactured by Chinese company ZTE, the smartphone is ULE Platinum Certified, which means it features the highest level of environmental performance.
The Flash is powered by Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but we expect the device to receive a Jelly Bean upgrade in the future.
Hardware-wise, Sprint Flash comes equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB ROM, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The phone’s main selling point is the 12.6-megapixel rear photo snapper, which features ISO 100-800, LED flash, autofocus and HD (720p) video recording. In addition, Sprint Flash packs a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Sprint Flash boasts an impressive 4.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution, as well as 4G LTE support.
Other highlights of the Sprint Flash include: NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Bluetooth 4.0 and Sprint ID.
The phone drains energy from a 1780 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 8 hours of talk time.