Sprint's Samsung Ativ S Neo and HTC 8XT will be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 "this summer"


Microsoft earlier today confirmed that current WP8 devices would be updated to the brand new Windows Phone 8.1 “in the coming months.” Of course, this doesn’t mean that all Windows Phone 8 handsets will get the update at the same time.

In any case, if you’re a Sprint customer owning a WP8 device, you should be able to get a taste of Windows Phone 8.1 “this summer.” This is a pretty vague timeframe, but that’s all that Sprint can tell us for now - according to WP Central.

As you may know, Sprint is currently offering only two Windows Phone 8 handsets: the Samsung Ativ S Neo and the HTC 8XT, both pictured above. 

Windows Phone 8.1 comes with a significant number of novelties and enhancements, including: Cortana (Microsoft’s own digital assistant), Action Center, on-screen buttons, personalized home screen backgrounds, new lockscreen designs, Internet Explorer 11, and so on.

Sprint didn't say if it's planning to release new WP 8.1 handsets. But we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything on this.

source: WP Central

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ATIV S Neo
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(15h talk time)
8XT
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(14h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Forget samsung and HTC. Nokia rules the WP throne.

3. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

That's not exactly good for consumers to have such a lop sided ecosystem of OEMs in WP.

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Sprint is a bunch of losers! Everyone has Lumias except Sprint!

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