Sprint Samsung SPH-D600 mid-range WiMAX Android phone leaks

May 26, 2011
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One of Sprint's upcoming mid-range WiMAX Android smartphones has leaked, with the Samsung SPH-D600 turning up in the wild for a few blurry photos. Phandroid's tipster sent them the loot, a triplet of shots showing the DROID X-esque fascia, simple back panel and software screen confirming it's Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread onboard.

Among the confirmed specs so far are a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 480 x 320 resolution touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel main camera, while there's also a front-facing webcam for video calls. That doesn't exactly make for a groundbreaking product sheet, but it should hopefully mean that Sprint can offer this 4G handset at a more affordable price.

With rivals like Verizon releasing a number of 4G LTE phones at the moment, Sprint needs to claw some attention back to its own 4G offering. A $99 or lower sticker for the SPH-D600 could certainly do that, and we see nothing in the specs that would really prevent it. No word on release date nor official name at this stage.


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