The Galaxy S III rumor train is going at full throttle right now. Sprint customers might be waiting to hear about another device, though. Especially those HTC fans who have been begging for some more details about the HTC One X. And the latest rumor affirms that HTC’s high-end device is to be released by Sprint on June 10th.
The rumor comes from S4GRU and their sources. which claim the device is now codenamed HTC “Jet,” internally. And it will be Sprint’s third LTE device, after the Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper. The sources did not specify that this was the recently announced HTC One X, but all the specs match. More specifically, the HTC One X is the only unveiled HTC device to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor, with NFC capabilities. Both of which are included in the “Jet’s” details.
Here are the rumored specs for the HTC Jet:
1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Krait)
1 GB of RAM
4.7-inch Super LCD 1280×720 display
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
CDMA 1X, EV-DO Rev 0/A/B (UE category 3)
LTE Band class 25
NFC, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and bluetooth 4.0
Sadly, like the AT&T version (HTC One XL), these rumored specs do not include that Tegra 3 quad-core chip. Something US customers have been disappointed about. But the new S4 chip should do the trick for most users. Unless you really want that Tegra 3 optimized gaming.
Another factor to wonder about is the name. We know HTC has been planning to simplify its model line-up philosophy. Simpler names and less devices are part of the plan. But HTC has a history with Sprint and the EVO line. Not to mention that the rumored June 10th release date is close to both major members of the EVO family – The HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D.
Speculations have started taking their course, and many believe that this will be yet another EVO device. Regardless, let’s wait and see how it all turns out, and let’s not forget that salt dosage. Even if these rumors happen to be legit, June 10th is a long way from today. Details and plans could change in that time. But what do you say? Are you more excited about the Galaxy S III or the HTC One X?