Looks like the Sprint’s pre-paid subsidiary – Boost Mobile will begin offering their very first 4G LTE capable phones, thus allowing their subscribers to take advantage of Sprint’s growing 4G LTE network. Rumors about 4G LTE handsets heading to the carrier have been circulating for some time, but there were no details and proof to confirm anything. And now we know much more, from the names of the devices to some of the specs.
Learn more about HTC One SV and ZTE Force
Boost Mobile will be getting two phones – the HTC One SV and ZTE Force. Both devices look quite encouraging. The HTC One SV features a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touch screen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, which works out at a very decent density of 217 ppi. The dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1 GB of RAM and 4G LTE provides users lightning-fast web browsing, seamless movie and internet radio-streaming, plus quick access to all your content.
The HTC One SV also comes with 8 GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for additional storage. The device is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI sensor for better low-light captures. In the front you can find a 1.3 megapixel front-facing snapper. The main camera also offers various shooting options, for example VideoPic, which allows you to shoot video and capture picture at the same time, continuous shooting, Smart Flash, video stabilization and slow motion video shooting.
The handset has Beat Audio support thanks to which every piece of your entertainment sounds immersive, rich, music has deeper bass, crisper vocals and detailed high notes – just as the artist intended.
The ZTE Force is equally interesting. The handset sports a 4-inch WVGA touch screen and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The device also offers a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing one, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot capability and of course 4G LTE connectivity. Either ZTE Force and HTC One SV will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and reportedly will be priced somewhere between $200 and $300 without contract.
Both handsets will be available some time in the first quarter of 2013 so Boost Mobile enthusiasts will have to be a little patient.