First came the rumor of an April 15th release for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, brought to you by an anonymous Sprint insider talking to s4gru.com. Now, that same insider is leaking some more interesting news for the Now Network. Apparently, an HTC device codenamed “Jet” is to be released on June 10th. Jet? What device is that?
Judging from the rumored specs, the HTC One X is a shoe in. See for yourself… here are the specs of the Jet:
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Krait)
- 1 GB RAM
- 4.7-inch Super LCD 1280×720 display
- CDMA 1X, EV-DO Rev 0/A/B (UE category 3)
- LTE Band class 25 (PCS A-G blocks)
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and bluetooth 4.0
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Solid polycarbonate body
The specs line up, and plus the HTC One X is the only announced HTC device to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor and have NFC capabilities. Like the announced AT&T version of the One X, the Sprint version will not be using the quad-core Tegra 3 chip. This is due to an incompatibility with the LTE radio that the U.S. versions are getting. We Yanks will just have to “settle” for the dual-core S4.
The June 10th release date is also interesting. This is very close to the previous Sprint launches of the original Evo 4G and the Evo 3D. Could the Jet/One X be getting an Evo brand makeover? The Evo brand has served Sprint well and it could prove beneficial to the success of HTC’s latest on Sprint’s network.
As always, remember to take this rumor with a truckload of salt. For all we know, the Jet could be the name of an entirely new device, though that seems unlikely. If true, this will be Sprint’s third LTE device, after the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper.
Which of the three LTE devices on Sprint are you most looking forward to? All I know is that I am going to have a heck of a time choosing my next phone.