In a recent Federal Communications Commission filing, it was unveiled that Sprint is working with the Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer HTC to deliver is polished product—the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Ubergizmo’s Edwin Kee describes the handset as a tweaked version of One XL, incorporating a larger battery, microSD memory card slot and a new case to hold everything.
Inside HTC EVO 4G LTE
Not to be confused with the HTC EVO 4G, the upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE features a larger display, advanced camera features and high-quality voice technology. The first device to offer HD voice in the US, this technology enables audible and clear sounds and reduces background noises. It is also Sprint’s first handset with Authentic Sound experience, which offers unique audio tuning and integrated Beats Audio.
The Beats Audio, on the other hand, doesn’t just offer amazing quality sound when playing music. It is also best when watching movies or videos and playing games.
HTC EVO 4G LTE also boasts a 4.7-inch high-definition display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2000 mAh battery, HTC Sync Manager software, anodized black frame and a distinctive red multi-position kickstand. Users can still watch quality videos on their handset, even when using the kickstand because of the smartphone’s 80-degree viewing angle.
Previously dubbed as EVO One, the device will have a 1.3-megapixel front camera, and will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Its 8-megapixel rear camera will include simultaneous video and still photo capture, and an auto-adjusting flash.
It also has the HTC ImageSense technology that offers both software and hardware improvements to all parts of the camera. This includes the HTC ImageChip that enables users to capture images even on harsh condition, and a superior f/2.0 camera lens that allows 44% more light in the phone’s lenses.
Price and Release Date
Other than the mentioned features, this smartphone will sport Sprint’s CDMA and EV-DO bands like the LTE band 25, which the carrier relies for its 4G service. The carrier did not reveal any release date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, but there were rumors pointing towards an early-June roll out. However, it was reported that the handset will have a pre-sale on May 7, and will be priced at $199.99 with unlimited data plan on a two-year contract.
Despite the uncertain release date, it’s good to know that the handset has already arrived in FCC. All Sprint and HTC has to do is wait for the necessary papers before they roll out the device in the market.