According to a report this morning on The Verge, Microsoft’s engineering team is currently testing a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Windows Phone 8 handset for Sprint. What’s more, the expectation is for this phone to be released later this year. It isn’t all good news though, will one source indicating that Sprint won’t carry another Windows Phone until later this year, when Windows Phone 8 is available.
The Snapdragon S4 is the same processor being utilized by the HTC One X, an Android phone announced earlier this week at Mobile World Congress. Windows Phone 8 will likely bring with it multi-core support that would allow for these dual and possibly quad-core processors.
Sprint’s current Windows Phone lineup is limited to the HTC Arrive, a phone released in early 2011.