Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE with Android ICS announced as the first HD voice-capable smartphone in the US

Sprint’s latest and greatest Android smartphone from HTC isn’t called Evo One, as previously believed, but Evo 4G LTE.

The HTC Evo 4G LTE has been officially announced by Sprint moments ago, coming as the true successor to the Evo 4G introduced way back in 2010.

As you may already know, the new Evo is a slightly modified HTC One X, although it’s just as thin as it (0.35 inches, or 8.9 mm). The handset runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and features: Sense 4 UI, a 4.7 inch Super LCD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Google Wallet, Beats Audio technology, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, 2,000 mAh battery, and a kickstand on the back.

Like the One X, Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G LTE has an 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and ImageSense. The camera lets you take photos and shoot video (1080p) at the same time. There is also a 1.3MP camera on the front.

The Evo 4G LTE is the first smartphone in the US to come with HD Voice, a feature that “provides fuller, more natural-sounding and less fatiguing voice quality, and should reduce troublesome background noises often found in a cafe or on the street.”

Pre-order for the Evo 4G LTE will start on May 7. The handset will cost $199.99 on contract, and should become available before the end of this quarter, hence in June the latest. Sprint is already allowing customers to register for updates here on its official website. The new Evo will likely become Sprint’s third LTE smartphone, after the LG Viper and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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