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First LTE phones for Boost and Virgin leaked

That high-res image you see above is the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, which is headed to Virgin Mobile. It features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and has a 4-inch screen, so it’s firmly in the mid-tier of Android smartphones. Best of all, as the name implies, it is a 4G LTE handset, indicating that we are moving closer to the day when Boost and Virgin get access to Sprint’s LTE network. Boost Mobile will get a couple of LTE handset as well, which we’ll show after the jump.

Boost Mobile will get the ZTE Force and the HTC One SV. The Force also has a 4-inch screen, but will feature a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. The SV, which has been released in some markets already. It has a 4.3-inch screen and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

All of the handsets look like they’re ripe for the prepaid market. They’re not the freshest, which is fine, because prepaid carriers need to be able to offer handsets at reasonable prices without absorbing too much in subsidies. In the $200 to $300 price range, they’re doing well enough. There is no word on when the handsets will be available, but the report indicates the first quarter of 2013.

Via Unwired View.