Top 5 Upcoming Sprint Phones: Summer 2011
So Sprint users– you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks/months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what Sprint’s got planned during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later. We’re here to help. While not all of these are confirmed to be coming to Sprint (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are 5 phones that are said to be on their way to Sprint that if you have an upgrade should be really excited for (and trust us– they’re really good).
HTC EVO 3D
If you’re looking for a new Sprint phone anytime over the next week and want something that is absolutely insane you’re gonna probably want to check out the HTC EVO 3D. Launching this Friday, June 24th, for $200 with 2 year contract and data plan, this successor to the hit EVO 4G from last year is on track to pick up exactly where the EVO 4G left off– and that’s a great thing.
Specs wise the EVO 3D is incredible, with specs like a 4.3 inch qHD high-res glasses-free 3D screen (so it’ll look amazing whether you’re viewing 3D pics, games and videos or 2D everything else. It’ll also come with the “The Green Hornet 3D” movie and a demo of the game “Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D” pre-loaded so you can see view its glasses-free 3D goodness right when you get it), dual 5 megapixel cameras to capture videos in 3D (or 720p HD when not in 3D mode) with a second front camera for video chat, Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the latest HTC Sense 3.0, dual-core 1.2 GHZ processor with 1 GB of RAM (for incredible speed) and of course, 4G.
We were very impressed with what we saw back when it was announced at CTIA and if you’re looking for a Sprint phone this week this is definitely worth checking out.
Motorola Photon 4G
You could think of the Motorola Photon 4G in one of two ways: the EVO 3D without the 3D or Sprint’s version of AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G– and either way you look at it you’re looking at a pretty sick phone. Specs wise it’s very similar to both phones with its 4.3 inch qHD screen (not 3D), 1 GHZ dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with 1 GB of RAM (again, for awesome speed), 8 megapixel back camera with front camera for video chat, the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Again, it’s very similar but still a very nice alternative for Sprint users looking for the EVO 3D’s power without the 3D and in a different, more curved-edged design. Expect the Photon 4G sometime “this summer.”
Samsung Galaxy S II
Or as Sprint’s model is rumored to be called, the Samsung Within. This right here is the next generation of Samsung’s hit Galaxy S line (phones that included last year’s AT&T Captivate, Verizon Fascinate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Sprint Epic 4G and this year’s T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G) and like the Photon 4G and EVO 3D, its another incredibly powerful phone.
Specs on the Galaxy S II include a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen (like the AT&T Infuse 4G‘s– basically it’s an amazing screen), dual-core 1.2 GHZ Hummingbird processor with 1 GB of RAM (for excellent speed), 4G, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and an 8 megapixel back camera (with flash and full HD 1080p video recording) with 2 megapixel front camera (for higher quality video chats). Oh, and as you can see from the pic above, it’s ridiculously thin too.
No word on what customizations Sprint will make to its version of the Galaxy S II (which, like the first Galaxy S, is also expected to come to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile sometime over the next couple of months. Sprint last year customized the Epic 4G, their version of the Galaxy S, to include a slide-out keyboard), but if it keeps those above specs it looks like Sprint will have yet another awesome new phone on their hands.
BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930
Yes BlackBerry fans, the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 is rumored to be on its way to Sprint in late August/early September so if you’re looking for a new BlackBerry we strongly recommend waiting another couple of months.
For those who don’t know, the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 is probably the greatest BlackBerry– ever. Specs on this beast of a BlackBerry include the latest BlackBerry OS 7 (with updates like a better and faster browser, nicer looking icons and menus, and universal search and voice search for finding things on your phone), a 2.8 inch touchscreen with normal BlackBerry keyboard underneath (and with a resolution of 640×480 everything– text, pix, BBM, videos, games, websites– will look incredible on here), 1.2 GHZ processor and 768 MB of RAM (basically, this will be the fastest BlackBerry yet— and by far), a crazy thin design, and a 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording.
No word on if Sprint will try to add 4G to their version of the Bold Touch, but with its release still rumored to be a couple of months away who knows, maybe they will (let’s hope!).
The rumored mock-up of the next iPhone (via This Is My Next)
Yes Sprint users you read that right– the next iPhone is rumored to be on its way to Sprint in addition to coming to AT&T and Verizon (and possibly T-Mobile too). Obviously we don’t know much about what exactly will be in this new iPhone (or even when it will come out or what it will be called)– and this is still just a rumor– but seeing as Verizon and Sprint run pretty similar CDMA networks we don’t think it’s now much of a question on if the iPhone will come to Sprint, but really just a matter of when. Throw in reports from 9to5Mac that Apple and Sprint are in “advanced testing” of a Sprint iPhone (read: they’ve been testing for a while and may be close to giving it the official “go” later this year), and an iPhone for Sprint later this year looks more and more likely.
As you can probably see, now’s a pretty great time to have an upgrade on Sprint with a very impressive lineup of new phones expected to be on the way over the next couple of weeks and months. Remember though, a lot of this is still just rumors and is not official, and like with our top 5′s for AT&T and Verizon we’re sure this is only a small part of what Sprint’s got up their sleeves (and don’t worry, we’ll of course keep you updated on any awesome new news they announce).
But Sprint users we have to ask: if you’re up for an upgrade this summer, any of these new phones for you or do you just plan to try to wait it out until the next iPhone is announced (whenever that is) to see if it comes to Sprint before you make a decision (and if it is coming to Sprint later this year, would you still buy it even if it was 3G only)? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments.