Sprint Announce HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo

Sprint today announced the wireless carriers first Windows Phone 8 devices. The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be available this summer. No specific release dates were provided. The HTC 8XT will be priced at $99.99 and the Samsung ATIV S Neo will run $149.99. Customers who purchase the ATIV S Neo will receive a $50 mail-in rebate via a reward card. Both of these require a new 2-year contract or eligible upgrade. Both devices feature unlimited 4G LTE (depending upon availability in your area).

Sprint HTC 8XT

We know our customers are anxious to get their hands on these Windows Phone 8 smartphones, HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Without a doubt, they will rival any smartphone on the market today. Our customers will appreciate being able to use them all day, every day without worrying about overages or data caps.”

 The HTC 8XT comes with BoomSound, a feature made popular on the HTC One. This particular phone will include front-facing speakers with support for Beats Audio. If you’ve never used BoomSound, trust me when I say that it is very impressive. On the camera front, it will include an 8-megapixel  camera with autofocus and LED flash. On the front is a 1.6 megapixel camera. All of this is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.4Ghz dual-core CPUs with 1GB of RAM. It ships with 8GB of storage with support for microSD memory cards up to 64GB. The display is 4.3-inches.
The ATIV S Neo also features a 1.4Ghz  processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, 1.9 megapixel front camera and microSD card support. It comes with a larger 4.8-inch display and has a removable battery. Samsung is also hoping their included software helps differentiate their offering. Beauty Shot allows for smoother looking skin in headshots, while Manga Camera turns your friends and family into cartoons.
If you’re a Sprint customer, the wait for Windows Phone 8 is finally over, well almost.


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