New Sprint phone names leaked

Posted by Mark Raby

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch, the HTC Evo Design 4G, and the Motorola Admiral will all be coming to a Sprint store near you.

At least, that's what a newly leaked logo montage acquired by Engadget suggests. All three names appear in the graphic, although the anonymous tipster did not provide information or details about any of the devices, nor where the graphic came from.

Nevertheless, it's sparking buzz around the mobile community. The Epic 4G Touch also sports the Galaxy S II moniker, meaning it will be at the high end of Samsung's product offerings.

There's speculation that the Evo Design 4G will be similar in design and performance to the Evo 3D, but without the 3D aspect - that is, it would have a single-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor and one single 5-megapixel camera, but most all other technical specs will remain the same.

As for the Motorola Admiral, that one seems like a mystery at this point. Motorola has been trying to come back to the top after its ubiquitous Droid line began to fall in favor of more powerful devices like HTC's Thunderbolt, so a bold name like the Admiral will surely be fit for a phone that packs a punch.

Of course, all will be powered by Android, and will hopefully come equipped with the latest version of Google's mobile OS. Sprint has perhaps gained the most traction in the Android arena over the last couple years. It was the first carrier to launch 4G service with the flagship Evo handset, although its high-speed network standard, Wimax, is starting to pale in comparison to others like Verizon, which was late to the 4G party but brought with it the fastest standard around.

Regardless, there are more 4G phones in Sprint's arsenal than any other carrier - the numbers aren't even close. In addition, it was the first to launch a glasses-free 3D phone, the Evo 3D. It has also pioneered ideas like the Kyocera Echo dual-screen phone.

Sprint also remains the strongest player to still offer unlimited data options for new smartphone customers, and could very well climb into new market share territory on the basis of price alone.