Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus was one of the first handsets capable of surfing Sprint’s upcoming LTE network, but as a flagship device, it’s priced out of the budget of many smartphone customers. Now, thanks to a user agent profile, we’ve learned some details on what should be a more modestly-priced, LTE-capable phone for Sprint: the Samsung SPH-L300.
With a model number significantly lower than the Galaxy Nexus’ SPH-L700, we’d expect the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered (4.0.4) L300 to be more of an entry-level or mid-range device, and the specs seem to bear that out — for the most part. While its WVGA resolution and 1080p-capable five-megapixel camera are certainly indicative of hardware below the top-of-the-line, its Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC is the same chip running high-end devices like the HTC One XL and probably Samsung’s own domestic Galaxy S III variants.
Rounding out the known specs are a full 1GB of RAM — but just 4GB of storage — and Bluetooth 4.0, plus a 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam with 720p video capture. Nothing is yet known concerning a launch or release date, much less specific pricing details.