HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel coming soon as LTE Windows Phones

HTC and Samsung are preparing two LTE-equipped Windows Phone devices that are expected to launch in early 2012, says The Verge, citing sources familiar with Microsoft's plans. The sources also reveal that the two devices will be running an updated Mango version of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system instead of the next-gen Tango platform.

The HTC device is called Radiant, a codename that's been spotted before and originally believed to be running the next-gen Windows Phone Tango operating system. Little else is known about the specs for the HTC Radiant other than 4G LTE support. The Samsung device is codenamed Mandel and will sport a screen larger than 4.3 inches.

Both devices are expected to launch in early 2012 alongside Nokia's LTE Windows Phone, all likely heading to Verizon. However, there may not be enough time for the device to make an appearance at CES, but they could debut at Mobile World Congress in February.

[via The Verge]