Sprint's Latest EVO from HTC Adds 4G LTE, Brings Back Kickstand
Sprint and HTC today announced the EVO 4G LTE Android 4.0 smartphone. The EVO 4G LTE is a variant of the One X, but substitutes an aluminum frame and casing for the polycarbonate found on the One X. In addition to the aluminum, the EVO 4G LTE also has a bi-directional kickstand so it can be propped up two different ways for watching video content. The EVO 4G LTE supports HD calling, which Sprint says offers drastically higher call quality over the cellular network (this feature will become available later this year, and is network-dependent). Other specs of the device line up with the rest of the One X line. It has a 4.7-inch 720p HD Super LCD display, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and continuous shot, and NFC with Google Wallet. The EVO 4G LTE has CDMA in the 800/1900MHz bands, and LTE in the 1900MHz band. It also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a user-accessible microSD slot. The device will be available for pre-sale in early May, and will ship by the end of June. It will cost $199.99 with a new contract.
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HTC today revealed Sprint's variant of the HTC One smartphone, the EVO 4G LTE. Though this smartphone closely mirrors the One X headed to AT&T, it has plenty to make it unique.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE carries the EVO brand forward for Sprint, and makes the huge jump from WiMax to LTE for 4G tech. Phone Scoop's full report details what's great and not-so-great about the EVO 4G LTE.
Dec 13, 2012
Sprint today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ system updates are available for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Users can update over the air manually via the settings tools or wait for the update to be delivered by Sprint.
Aug 6, 2012
Sprint today indicated that it is preparing to launch its HD Voice service by the end of the year for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The feature requires that both devices support HD Voice and that the local network to which the device owners are connecting be upgraded with Network Vision.
Jul 13, 2012
HTC recently made the source kernel of the HTC EVO 4G LTE available for download via its developer web site. The kernel will help developers adjust their apps/services to work better on these phones.
This was the deal breaker for me with iPhone. What happens when the battery wears out before the phone. I'll be looking elswhere.
Too much Mein Kamph for me....
Mind if I nit-pick?
1) Nothing more awkward, or annoying, than having the charge cord coming out the side of your phone especially when trying to talk on your phone while charging. Very awkward indeed.
2) Considering the EVO uses a kickstand, now the cord will stick straight up from the phone?!
3) Doesn't work well with universal dash/window mounts.
I really, Really, REALLY wish they would leave the port on the bottom of the phone.
really great looking phone. I hope that Verizon gets an htc one x variant of it's own
I agree I'm actually impressed with this bad boy. It's ashame it's on the wrong network. A Verizon version would fl...
Hope I can wireless tether