Sprint BlackBerry Q10 and Samsung ATIV S Neo August release dates leaked - iTech Post

First Posted: Jul 24, 2013 07:04 AM EDT

Sprint Internal Launch Documents

Sprint Internal Launch Documents Credit:Engadget

Sprint is getting ready to launch two upcoming smartphones its customers have been waiting for. The carrier will begin selling the BlackBerry 10 and Samsung ATIV S Neo in August, according to leaked documents.

BlackBerry fans on Sprint have been waiting for the carrier to release a BB10 smartphone. Sprint decided to pass on offering the BlackBerry Z10 to its customers, but confirmed that it would offer the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10 sometime in the summer. Sprint is getting late to the Q10 party, as Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have been offering the Q10 since June. Sprint Blackberry fans will be happy to know that a release date is in sight.

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According to a tip received by Engadget through a leaked internal Sprint launch document, the carrier will begin shipping pre-orders for the BlackBerry Q10 on August 30 and the smartphone will be available through "all other channels" on September 13. There is still no word on what the carrier plans on charging for the Q10, but the smartphone will likely cost $199 when signing a new 2-year contract with the carrier.

The BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch, 720×720 Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 330 pixels per inch (ppi), runs BlackBerry 10 OS, is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, includes 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, and a removable 2,100 mAh battery.

Sprint will also be launching its second Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Samsung ATIV S Neo. The leaked document lists an August 16 launch date. The smartphone will retail for $149.99 with a new 2-year contract.

The ATIV S Neo features a 4.8-inch HD display, runs Windows Phone 8, is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, include 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera, 4G LTE radio with international roaming support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, a microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards and a removable 1,800 mAh battery.

There's still no official word from Sprint on when these two smartphones will launch, but at least this leaked document indicates that BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans won't have much longer to wait for both devices.

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