Subject to change HTC Evo 4G LTE May 18 release
A much-awaited smartphone coming to Sprint is the HTC EVO 4G LTE and today we have news of a release date of May 18. This date is subject to change as with most smartphone release dates but the signs are looking promising and we think this one will fly off the shelves on launch day.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE is Sprint’s LTE variant of the HTC One X, the current flagship device that’s sweeping the globe and many users are waiting to get their hands on it. Of course although the EVO 4G LTE is one of Sprint’s first LTE-equipped phones, its LTE network is not yet up and running. We can only imagine that the network will go live soon but even so, when it does arrive only small parts of the US will be covered initially. For now then, 4G LTE devices on Sprint will have to use the 3G network.
We have already posted many details of the HTC EVO 4G LTE including an official pre-order date of May 7 but news of a release date shortly afterwards will undoubtedly please many potential customers. May 18 has been bandied about once or twice previously as a possible release date and it seems all but confirmed following a new report. Gotta Be Mobile tells how GoodAndEVO has quoted a reliable source for the May 18 release date and that this source has a proven record of credibility.
As well as a release date GoodAndEVO revealed some marketing materials for use in Sprint retail stores. The HTC EVO 4G LTE will replace the HTC EVO 3D and if you want a recap on specs and features we can tell you it has a Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.7-inch Super LCD HD display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It also offers an 8-megapixel rear camera with HTC ImageSense technology and ImageChip and a 1.3-megapixel front-facer and it will be running on Android 4.0 ICS, have NFC support and a 2000mAh battery.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE is priced at $199.99 on the usual two-year contract. If you want to see more then check out a hands-on video of this smartphone below our story. You can also see the Sprint product page for this phone here. We’d like to hear from readers using Sprint who may be tempted by the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Are you waiting for this impressive handset? If so, what has made you choose this smartphone over other upcoming Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, due to be unveiled on Thursday?