Just a few days ago we saw Sprint finally jump on the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon with the mid-range HTC 8XT, featuring a 4.3” WVGA display and a 1.4GHz dual core CPU. But if you were waiting for the more high-end (and awkwardly named) ATIV S Neo, then you’re closer to your dream as that device passed through the FCC a few days ago under the SPH-i800 name.
The documents don’t reveal anything we don’t know about the device, including that it will sport Sprint’s newborn LTE network, but it’s still nice to know it has the nod from the FCC.
In addition, as can be seen above, the leakster @evleaks has posted a marketing render for the device, showing what it will look like it all of its advertising glory. The phone, which is basically a CDMA version of the ATIV S, maintains all the high end features we want including a 4.8” 1280x720 Super AMOLED Plus display, either 8 or 16GB of internal storage and microSD expansion. On top of that, it has a removable 2000mAh battery, making this an ideal business phone for those who need a lot of power.
Just a few days ago, a full hands on video review of the ATIV S Neo hit the web revealing the ATIV S Neo as a somewhat conservative but nice looking Windows Phone 8 device. Unfortunately, Sprint opted against the faux-metal back and went instead with a blue-grey design reminiscent of the Galaxy S series.
While Sprint has announced the ATIV S Neo, they still have not released the full specs, pricing or availability. All we can say at this point is the phone is cleared for release but Sprint or Samsung are holding back for the ideal time.
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