HTC Kingdom bound for Sprint?

HTC Kingdom bound for Sprint?
According to the same Chinese internet source that outed the HTC Kingdom the other day, the phone is likely to launch in the U.S. via Sprint. A new picture of the phone clearly shows the carrier's brand on the front of the unit. As we reported, the device is equipped with a 4 inch qHD display. What is new is the information that the Kingdom is expected to come to market with the Qualcomm MSM7630 chipset featuring a upgraded 1.2GHz single-core processor and the Adreno 205 graphics engine-the very same package you would find under the hood of the HTC EVO Shift 4G.

The HTC Kingdom will offer both a back and front-facing camera. The 5MP shooter on back will capture video at 720p while the camera up front offers 1.3MP for video chats and self-portraits. The handset will also allow you to receive and transmit FM radio.

No word yet on when we might see this Kingdom come, but for now it appears to be another highly spec'd model for Sprint customers to consider for their next upgrade.

source: 911Sniper via Pocketnow

Two pictures of the HTC Kingdom with the latest image on the left; the device is expected to launch in the U.S. via Sprint
Two pictures of the HTC Kingdom with the latest image on the left; the device is expected to launch in the U.S. via Sprint

Two pictures of the HTC Kingdom with the latest image on the left; the device is expected to launch in the U.S. via Sprint


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20 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

is it an updated keyboard option for Sprint customers? o:

11. dkpitman

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

better not have a keyboard

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it should, the EVO 3D doesn't and some people still want a superphone with a keyboard.

23. dkpitman

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

True, i just wish Sprint would release a device that's not as large as the EVO, and doesn't turn into a brick if you throw a case one it... Epic 4G etc. Something like the Atrix.

2. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Another clone of a clone. HTC is so boring now.

4. newtitle unregistered

Totally agree with simplyj...."another clone of a clone, and HTC is so boring." The only people winning with such clone launches are the OEMs (HTC, Samsung, etc.), Marketing agencies (for the ridiculous naming and related PR). The iPhone changed the market, but has now been here for many years, HTC was the best follower with EVO 4G, Incredible, & others, but now what??!! Need another breakthrough and fresh design. 4 inch models with slightly improving chips and features every 3 months are getting old!

22. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I'm sorry to tell you this. Yes while iPhone one did change the market since then they haven't done anything to make their change it. Every iPhone since the iPhone 1 has just been a way to get people to buy a new one.

29. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Preach it Uzzelien! And the truth shall set you free!

6. SuRio unregistered

this is basically a htc incredible s/2 for sprint except with a 5mp camera so sprint customers can say its a different device...

8. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

i forgot to login lol

7. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

this is basically a htc incredible s/ incredible 2 for sprint... only with a better processor with the cost of a lower, 5mp camera... i want it still, this or evo shift 4g, depending on factors when i switch to sprint... which is better? kingdom or evo shift?

9. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

HTC EVO=HTC Kingdom(only big main diff. is 1.2 ghz, new HTC Sense, and other crap no one really cares about). yes HTC is very boring now...

10. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Maybe HTC thinks luis lopez 351 is boring. Ever think about that?

24. sscorp99

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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26. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Maybe youre a little HTC Brainwashed Andtoy user???

15. SammyG unregistered

"The handset will also allow you to receive and transmit FM radio." So what I get out of this it's going to have a built-in FM modulator?

25. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

you'll be able to transmit what whatever is playing on the phone through FM frequencies.

27. Vanny unregistered

This is not just a CLONE.. Its an additional extra choice from HTC since there is so little choices for Sprint users.. Yah The EVO its awesome and the EVO Shift is too both phones for the right person. The Kingdom will be the perfect phone for all the right people as well as its in the middle between the EVO and Shift with a 4.0in Screen.. So for all those that think that the EVO is too big and the Shift is too shifty and small, then this is the right size and that is why am getting it when it comes out so I can finally replace my HTC Hero.. :)

28. OneOrTheOther unregistered

Since they might be releasing the HTC Kingdom, they'll probably release the HTC Evo 3D next year according to reports.

30. ebickels440 unregistered

The EVO 3D Has already been released. you can preorder it at radioshack

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