HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel 4G LTE Windows Phones will arrive in the US in early 2012
So far Windows Phones have been missing out on the 4G LTE action, but that’s about to change. We’ve heard in the past that Nokia is prepping an LTE-enabled version of its Lumia 800 smartphone, which may end up at AT&T, Verizon, or both carriers sometime early next year.
And now it seems that Nokia won’t be the only company doing the Windows Phone LTE dance. According to people familiar with Microsoft’s plans, who have spoken to The Verge, both HTC and Samsung will come up with LTE-capable Windows Phones in early 2012.
The HTC device is codenamed Radiant, and the Samsung handset is currently being referred to as Mandel. The Samsung Mandel will have a screen larger than the 4.3-inch Focus S which is currently the company’s flagship phone running Microsoft’s new operating system.
Both the HTC Radiant and the Samsung Mandel will run a pre-Tango build of Windows Phone that includes LTE support. They’re most likely to be announced at Mobile World Congress in February.