It looks like HTC may be ready to pull a Samsung and release their high-end phones on as many U.S. carriers as possible. Sprint has the HTC EVO 3D, T-Mobile has the HTC Sensation 4G, and now it looks like AT&T will be getting a dual-core phone of their own, the HTC Lead. While it’s certainly exciting to hear that another HTC phone will be heading to AT&T’s network, it doesn’t look like the HTC Lead will be on par with HTC’s other dual-core phones.
Details about the HTC Lead come to us via a leaked system dump posted to the web by 911sniper. From what we can tell, the the AT&T bound HTC Lead features Qualcomm’s MSM8660 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM, and a 4.3-inch WVGA display. The HTC Lead will also feature Android 2.3.4, a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
We’re not sure why AT&T would order a new HTC phone that has only half the bells and whistles as the HTC EVO 3D or the Sensation. With the HTC Lead, AT&T may be looking for a mid-range phone that can be priced low enough with just enough features to entice customers to switch to their network. We simply don’t know. Hopefully we’ll be getting more details on the HTC Lead within the next few weeks.
Would any of you prefer a mid-range dual-core phone if it saved you $100 or so?