Samsung SPH-L300

Here we see an image of what is claimed to be the Samsung SPH-L300 which, based on its product code, appears to be destined for Sprint in the near future and the folks over at BriefMobile got the first look at this rumored device.  If it hadn't already struck you as looking familiar with it's big silver chin, the HTC Nexus One comes to mind for us but the internals are a definite departure from that original Nexus phone.

Rumored to sport a Qualcomm MSM8960 processor (the Snapdragon S4 chip) which is the same unit as in the LTE enabled HTC One X and Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE, this phone should pack quite the punch should it come to fruition.  Other features and specs this device is reported to have include 1 GB of RAM along with 4 GB of ROM, 4G LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 all underneath Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.  However, the display resolution is quite disappointing at only 480x800.  With all that hardware inside, we'd hope to see a 720p resolution display or at least a qHD display, but keep in mind this is still an unconfirmed device and that means things are subject to change.  We'll bring you more info on this as it rolls in.

Source: BriefMobile

 

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Leaked Samsung device possibly headed to Sprint

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1++++++++++ to the note coments
i also want the note or something with ahuge screen like the note

will only replace my galaxy s 2 with a note

"Go big or go home" sounds like something a morbidly obese person would say.

The Note is way too big, normal people make fun of it.

This one will probably be free with contract and it's a 4" screen for all those babies that keep complaining the screens are getting to big for them.

Benchmark wise it'll be more powerful due to powering a lower resolution screen.

But I bet the SGS3 will still come out.

Agreed. A 4 in screen is PLENTY big for a phone. I could see wanting a bigger screen for a tablet, but I wouldn't be trying to carry a tablet in my pocket. My GNex is plenty big, almost too big with a case on it, even though I chose a really thin case.

I actually can't comfortably keep it in my pants pocket for an extended period of time, and I'm not a hipster wearing skinny jeans. I tend to wear looser slightly baggy jeans with large pockets, and it's still not comfortable. In my work pants it's even more uncomfortable as they tend to have smaller pockets.

As far as this unit goes, take a look at those hardware buttons. I suspect we are looking at an older pre-production unit from last spring that has only leaked out now. I would be very surprised to see any new units coming out with hardware buttons unless they intend to put Gingerbread on them.

Looks like a great phone as long as they launch it as a midrange phone with a low price to match. Maybe a nice upgrade for all the people toating an optimus s

why would Samsung launch a mid range phone with the same S4 processor as their flagship phone?? This could mean that the sprint version of the SIII will get the quad core Exynos 4 or maybe even the dual core Exynos 5 (crossing my fingers!)...

Why doesn't the photographer have the back of their phone on? Looks like gsii but it would funny if they did a video and you see the battery come loose right as it cut off

On a 4" screen, 480x800 resolution is perfect.
1. There is no useful gain in having 720p resolution on a 4" screen.
2. Less processing power is required to support 480x800 resolution, leaving more processing headroom to provide a responsive user experience with a lesser (or under-clocked mid-range) SOC solution.
3. Our Apple friends look like fools squinting at (or constantly zooming text on) 4" 300+ ppi screens. Magic marketing for sure..

I really hope this "mid-range" device is featuring a 4" 480x800 super "SAMOLED plus screen" (@~216 PPI). Samsung has already shipped over 20 million 480x800 "super SAMOLED plus" screens via the SGS2 family of devices (ranging from 4.27" to 4.5" diagonal).

On my SGS2-i777, the 4.27" 480x800 screen does not show even a hint of pixel artifacts to the naked eye till I reduce my viewing distance to closer than 11". Try it, you will feel silly arguing about high resolution phones when you experience how awkwardly close that is to your face.

I say a mid-range device with 480x800 4" display is perfectly acceptable.

I've got this strange hunch that this is going to be Sprint's SIII, allowing EVO to reign supreme...

If this is a 3.7" screen (gauging from the battery), then 480x800 is adequate.

Edit: upon reading the comments before mine, I realize many have already expressed the same sentiment...