Sprint announces new “tri-band” smartphones for November 8

Sprint announces new “tri-band” smartphones for November 8

Sprint today announced that three new smartphones will join the carrier’s roster on Friday, November 8. Among their other respective features, these devices are the first to take advantage of Sprint Spark, a technology designed to provide “unprecedented” 4G LTE speeds.

Sprint Spark is a powerful, enhanced LTE network capability that utilizes three bands of LTE to create a revolutionary tri-band network experience. For you, this means unprecedented data speeds, stronger in-building signal, and improved call quality and clarity.

These “tri-band” devices support active hand-off mode between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz bands with continuous coverage. The handsets will debut without the support but will see software updates over the coming weeks and months enabling the tri-band connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Mega and Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini launch on Nov. 8 and are expected to become tri-band enabled with a software update shortly after launch. LG G2 will also be available on Nov. 8 and is expected to become tri-band enabled with a software update in early 2014. HTC One max is coming soon.

Upcoming Sprint devices with tri-band support:

  • LG G2 will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 8, for $199.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $22.92 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes).
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 8, for $199.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $19.59 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes).
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 8, for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1, with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $16.67 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes).
  • Coming soon, HTC One max will be available for $249.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $25.00 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes).

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