Mysterious HTC smartphone with Sprint frequencies appears at the FCC
Another day, another new phone shows up at the FCC. This time we have the HTC model 0PCV100 – a CDMA-based device with support for LTE bands 25, 26, and 41, as stated in the papers. In other words, the handset is compatible with Sprint's cellular network. This, however, does not necessarily mean that whatever phone we're dealing with will land on Sprint. How is that, you ask? Well, let's not forget that we have several MVNOs in the U.S. operating on Sprint's network, including Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Therefore, the HTC 0PCV100 could be destined for one of the two virtual network carriers, not for Sprint.
Either way, this particular HTC phone is probably not a high-end model. Or at least that's the assumption we made after finding out that it had a removable back cover and a user-replaceable battery. As loyal followers have surely noticed, most of HTC's high-ends follow the principle of having a sealed unibody construction. Sadly, there's nothing more in terms of clues that we can deduct from the FCC documents. We have no specs, no dimensions, no software version numbers revealing what OS the phone is running. If you have any guesses, feel free to share them with us in the comments below.