May 16 AT 3:58 PM Nick Gray 20 Comments

Dual-core HTC Lead heading to AT&T?

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?

Via: Phandroid

Source: PocketNow

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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    AT&T has alienated core Android users for so long that it really doesn’t matter what they do now. Their selection of underpowered phones that are not able to sideload application on the nations slowest 4G network are certainly the laughing stock of the Android world.

    AT&T needs to do a lot more than offer a cheaper dual-core phone if they want more people to switch to their network. It might work for their current customers, but everyone else on other networks have far better options.

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    Evo 3d will rule and is the top device from HTC for the summer of 2011. Sprint will always recieve the top android device from HTC no other carrier will revieve better than sprint. The Evo is a brand and has a family of devices that are great devices. It’s actually about time at&t got busy with android and htc for a change. Regardless what they get it will never trump the now network.

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    the new iPhone is dual-core too

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      Yes, the new cupertino jewel will MAUL this phone.
      They better rename it to HTC Trailing

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    Why would they bother putting the Qualcomm SoC with CDMA (along the HSPA+) support into a phone for AT&T?

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