HTC Lead and HTC Holiday set to be AT&T’s first LTE capable smartphones

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AT&T is set to launch a 4G LTE network this summer, about half a year after Verizon launched their 4G LTE network. While we don’t know what sort of speeds AT&T plans to offer, we do know that they’re going to have to surpass the 15 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speeds that most Verizon customers are getting today if they want to turn any heads. But on to the more important question, just what sort of devices will America’s largest GSM operator sell that can take advantage of LTE? Earlier this month we wrote about the HTC Puccini, a 10 inch Android tablet, and while that’s all well and good if you’re looking for something that fits between your mobile phone and your PC, what we really care about here at IntoMobile is smartphones.

According to several Android ROMs that have recently leaked we now know of 2 new handsets that will launch on AT&T that are also LTE capable: the HTC Lead and HTC Holiday. Both feature a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon paired up with an Adreno 220 GPU. The Lead has 768MB RAM, whereas the Holiday has 1 GB. The Lead also features a 4.3 inch 800 x 480 pixel resolution screen while the Holiday has a massive 4.5 inch 960 x 540 pixel screen. The Holiday has an 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, while the Lead has a 5 megapixel shooter and nothing on the front. Another small detail is that the Holiday does Bluetooth 4.0, while the lead only does 3.0.

How much will they cost? What sort of battery life will they get? We’ll have to wait and see, but we’re hopeful that they’ll perform better than both the HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Charge, not only due to the faster processor, but because the phones doesn’t have to attach to both a CDMA and LTE network.

[Via: Pocket Now]

  • Kelvin

    The last statement is misleading.  AT&T’s current system 3G is GSM.  LTE is not the same as GSM so to have both 3G and 4G, these phones will still have to connect to 2 different networks.  That is no different than what the Verizon phones have to do so that in itself would not provide a battery savings.

    • Guest

      Actually LTE is a GSM technology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3GPP_Long_Term_Evolution If If wikipedia isn’t good enough for you get out a book in cellular engineering. Even the HTC Thunderbolt(Verizon) has a SIM card in it. The statement AT&T’s system of 3G is GSM is even wrong, as GSM is not a generational technology, rather a technology that surpasses simple generations.

    • http://www.intomobile.com/ Stefan Constantinescu

      Actually if an operator sets up LTE correctly to use voice using IMS then a phone doesn’t need to fall back to 3G or 2G to make a phone call or do text messages. Meaning if you’re in a city with solid 4G LTE coverage, you don’t need to have two radios on at the same time, unlike anything from Verizon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/goonryan Ryan Anderson

      Correct and Incorrect. LTE IS indeed GSM, but it runs on a different band than what AT&T currently offers… hence, the interest in Tmobile.

  • Dust_off108

    WOW that phone sounds really good, shoot……………its gunna stomp on Galaxy s II and infuse and atrix and maybe inspire………..if all of that is true. it would be cool if there was also a kickstand. BEAST…..is correct

  • Dust_off108

    WOW that phone sounds really good, shoot……………its gunna stomp on Galaxy s II and infuse and atrix and maybe inspire………..if all of that is true. it would be cool if there was also a kickstand. BEAST…..is correct

  • Dust_off108

    WOW that phone sounds really good, shoot……………its gunna stomp on Galaxy s II and infuse and atrix and maybe inspire………..if all of that is true. it would be cool if there was also a kickstand. BEAST…..is correct

  • Dust_off108

    WOW that phone sounds really good, shoot……………its gunna stomp on Galaxy s II and infuse and atrix and maybe inspire………..if all of that is true. it would be cool if there was also a kickstand. BEAST…..is correct

  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/ClearHeatVision Raj

    any idea when the HTC Holiday is planned to be released by AT&T?

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