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Last Updated: September 6th, 2012

It's nothing new for images or specs of a device to leak prior to its announcement, but this time it does dash the hopes of some Android fans to bits. The Samsung SPH-L300 for Sprint was first leaked in a user profile that lacked any real information. It was put forth that this could be the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S III already in testing, but if this new leak is to be believed, this is a completely different and thoroughly mid-range device.

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Keeping in mind that none of this is confirmed, the SPH-L300 has NFC, an unusual wrap-around metal (or fake metal) bezel design, and it's about 12mm thick. The Android system buttons are etched into the bottom of the device under the screen and appear to follow the Android 4.0 back - home - multitask scheme. The device is running Android 4.0.4, presumably with TouchWiz.

Internally, the SPH-L300 is said to be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 in the form of the MSM8960. That's the same chip from the HTC Evo 4G LTE and AT&T's HTC One X. There are 4GB of ROM and 1GB of RAM on-board as well. The screen size is not known, but the resolution listed is 800x480 (WVGA). In most ways, this is a middle-of-the-road device, but I'm pleased to hear it will have a killer ARM chip. Depending on the price and presence of LTE, this might be a solid little device.

[Brief Mobile]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    Sprint is making a huge LTE push and has talked about a large number of LTE capable devices launching this year...I can't imagine this one would be an exception to that.  I'd be willing to bet it's LTE capable.

    • sgtguthrie

      It doesn't matter how many LTE devices you push though, without the LTE Network
      ;-)

  • ProductFRED

    Wow. With an S4 and 800 x 480 resolution, it'll be faster than the One S and One X, and maybe even the Tegra 3 One X.

  • Palmer Nyako

    lol samsung moment 2.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQ7PIPJOEYHAMKYNSI2LJYT3XA Misdhu

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  • Locoboi00

    so the s2 is still better?