Now that Sprint has revealed plans to add newer Windows Phone devices to its portfolio, we just have to guess what smartphones the Now Network carrier will launch in the following weeks.The most popular Windows Phone 8 handsets come from Nokia and HTC, but Sprint may have chosen something else for its customers.
According to The Verge, Sprint will release the Samsung ATIV S and an unannounced HTC Tiara, which was leaked last month by evleaks via UnwiredView.
Sprint’s choices for its first Windows Phone 8 devices are a bit strange, as adding one of the least successful smartphones available on the market, the ATIV S, does not seem like such a good idea.
Samsung ATIV S has been heavily discounted in the last couple of weeks, but sales of the smartphone did not improve.
Anyway, The Verge claims that Sprint’s version of Samsung ATIV S will be slightly modified when it comes to design, but otherwise, it will have the hardware specs.
As a refresher, the ATIV S is equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone boasts a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
It comes with either 16 or 32GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
There’s also an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
The unannounced HTC Tiara is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core and sporting a 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
The Tiara also packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel rear photo snapper, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera and 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.