All the majors carriers in US have already joined Windows Phone party with only Sprint being left but not anymore as Samsung Ativ S Neo and HTC 8XT have been announced by the US carrier. Sprint had recently announced that it will support Windows Phone and these devices are the first to launch at the carrier.
The Samsung Ativ S Neo is the high end offering of the two with a 4.8-inch HD display, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera on the back and a 1.9 MP front facing camera. A 2000 mAH non-removable battery powers the device. The storage is yet unknown but we know there’s a micro sd card slot in there so any storage option will be good enough.
There is an interesting new feature as well that is Ativ Beam which lets Samsung Windows Phone users “beam” photos, music and videos to other Windows Phone 8 and selected Android devices. There are new camera lenses as well such as Beauty Shot, Manga camera which lets you have fun with pictures by turning people into cartoons. There’s also a new built-in photo editor which lets you do some editing to your pictures. The Samsung Ativ S Neo will go on sale this summer at $150 on contract with a $50 rebate.
The other device is the HTC 8XT which seems to be a combination of the HTC 8S and 8X. It is more of a mid range handset boasting of a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a Snapdragon 400 chipset that is 1.4 GHz dual-core with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 8 GB but there is a micro sd card slot so nothing really to worry.
It has a 8 MP rear camera and 1.6 MP front facing camera. There’s one more feature people are going to love in this Windows Phone that is that the 8XT brings BoomSound front facing speakers to the Windows Phone lineup. The device will also go on sale this summer at $99 on contract with a $50 rebate.
The folks at US hoping for a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone at Sprint will have to wait for longer since there are no rumors of such a device but hopefully Nokia brings its Lumia range to Sprint as well which will surely be a big booster considering it’ll have its Lumia range on all four major carriers in US. Well that right now is just wishful thinking. Right now we have the Samsung Ativ S Neo and HTC 8XT which are good enough devices, so what do you guys think? Are these devices good enough or you want the Lumias to come to Sprint? Tell us in the comments below because we love hearing from you.