HTC Evo 3D specs are leaked; two tablets on the way to Sprint
Other Sprint-related news from BGR's sources include some information related to the information we told you about the other day about the carrier getting its own version of the Motorola XOOM. It looks like the tablet will be exactly the same as the version peddled by Verizon except for one major difference-Sprint's version will have WiMAX 4G instead of the LTE 4G pipeline on Big Red's model.
And there is more leaked information about another tablet for Sprint. The carrier is expected to offer the HTC View 4G which will be the carrier's version of the HTC Flyer. The 7 inch screen will display resolution of 1024 X 600 pixels and will be equipped with a 5MP camera around the back and a 1.3MP front facing camera. Android 2.3 (no Honeycomb here) will power the device which is expected to be made with an all-aluminum body. The HTC Scribe stylus will be supported and don't forget the HDMI port and DLNA support.
With these devices and more expected to be introduced at CTIA, perhaps we will get a better idea when we could expect launch dates and pricing information.
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5580; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Interesting stuff could be headed Sprint's way if the leak is true.
One question - when does it all arrive and become available for sale? My contract is up on my Droid X soon, and I might be ready to make a move if the HTC Shooter/EVO 3D/Whatever they call it is all that it is claimed to be.
2. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
I would get the HTC shooter but I have Verizon and im not sure i will like 3d
3. Flip7 (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Nov 2009)
Bobby I believe that phone is also a 2d phone, it sounds like u would have an option cuz u can record on 1080p on 2d so I'm pretty sure that that phone is gonna b a beast I knw I have the evo n it lived up to its name so I'm ready to the successor lol
8. E.N. (Posts: 2230; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
What do you mean by also 2D? Is there like some 3D off button cause I doubt it. I think the 2D capture option is just for sharing and other uses because 3D would be pretty useless when sharing pictures and videos. But I'm pretty sure the phone's screen won't give you the choice of being 3D or 2D.
10. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
I doubt it won't have the ability to disable it. It's just an auto-stereoscopic 3D display, pretty much just 2 displays overlapping for the 3D effect. It's definitely something you have to experience hands-on, and not through images/videos right now.
Nintendo 3DS is probably the best product on the market to experience this feature.
34. j3ff (unregistered)
The problem is that qHD = 960x540, which makes an effective resolution of 480x540 (or 960x270?) for glasses-free 3D. It would be nice if you could turn off 3D and have a 2D qHD display, but it's not gonna work that way... you're gonna have 480x540, 2/3 the size of the EVO.
And, if you're thinking it would be cool to watch a movie with 1/4 the resolution of 1080p, think again... effective 16:9 resolution would actually be 480x270, 1/16th the resolution of 1080p.
I sincerely hope that I'm wrong and the actual resolution of this screen is 1920x540 or 960x1080, but I doubt it.
39. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Is that how the Nintendo 3DS worked? I never really got into how the resolution worked on it. I always thought it was some of eye shutter effect that causes the "3D".
40. sgs 2 vs lg 3d vs iphone 5 (unregistered)
ok jeff we get your point,but now take the LG optimus 3d's resolution -only 800x400 and do the same math as above....I say..it's not gonna be bluray quality...but it's in comparison .....its surley a EVOlution...
so why don't you give HTC some slack here....
44. j3ff (unregistered)
Don't get me wrong... this is not a knock on HTC. I love HTC... haven't owned another brand since 2008. This is just something that consumers are going to start having to take into consideration on any glasses-free 3D phone (and you know that the manufacturers/carriers are going to attempt to hide this). Personally, I hope that Sprint releases a 2D version of this monster, so that I have a choice. Although I'm sure that 3D Google Streetview and 3D Angry Birds will be pretty cool, I've been just looking forward to a higher resolution than 800x480 to allow for a more reasonable browsing experience.
p0rkguy - yes, this is the way the 3DS works too. It's like looking at a 3D lenticular print... so, if you hold the phone facing directly at you (and at a reasonably correct distance), your right and left eyes will see the correct images. But to the guy standing next to you, it won't look right.
4. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Don't forget the BlackBerry PlayBook.
I'm also guessing HP/Pre might make a comeback on Sprint, so possibly the Touch Pad too.
5. sgs 2 vs lg 3d vs iphone 5 (unregistered)
will the 3d evoshooter come(when) to europe ?
6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
i am so proud of sprint for this :,)
20. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Your proud of a cell phone company for releasing a cell phone? Isn't that what they are supposed to do?
7. boriqua2000 (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
some sites are saying that this phone has a 1.2 single core chip inside and others are saying that its a 1.2 dual-core. so which is it? does anyone really know yet?
9. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
It's 1.2 dual core. Qualcomm MSM 8660.
11. FREEPAT75014 (unregistered)
Not clear if the Front Facing Camera will also be dual/3D capable or not ? With a Glass-Free 3D display, beauty of this phone is you won't need to wear glasses, hence it could provide a much better 3D Visiophony experience than on 3D TVs side with Skype 3D or else. Still 1.5Mpix FFC is "short", will allow HD-Ready Visio, but not Full HD 1080i/p. Shame, Xoom put a more compelling 2Mpix there to enable Full HD. So hope it could be 3D to compensate for that....
Also hope this time a 4G HSPA+/LTE version will rapidly come out (with ZERO missing feature, means including KickStand, hopefully HDMI 1.4 port...) and be taken to Europe who NEVER got a GSM/HSPA+ FULL version of EVO 4G US-Only flagship, but instead got several pale replicas always missing 1 or 2 key features (Like Front Facing Camera, or KickStand, or HDMI,...). Europeans hate HTC today for having let us down with no full EVO 4G replica, time for HTC to treat us decently again, so love can come back for HTC here. +By the way, this may destroy the appeal of new HTC Pyramid that is not 3D capable and is missing the KickStand....
12. AppleSux (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Mar 2011)
Android Fanboys seem very peaceful when there are no iSheep around.
13. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)
Two things, I'm assuming this device will be 4g, because nothing about being 4g was mentioned above haha, and two when is this coming out ! It's time for my Hero to retire !
14. altex978 (unregistered)
i cant wait to get my hands on this phone.....my htc diamond has been waiting to retire!
16. Slammer (Posts: 966; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
If this news is true, it is definitely an awesome comeback for Sprint.
This is what they were known for years ago before the old management team went south. Since Dan and his team have taken helm, their customer service has improved tenfold. They have been bringing cutting edge devices to the forefront. Their network has greatly improved and their price plans have become very aggressive in attractive offers that actually deliver.
I seriously would find it inconceivable that anyone that has access to Sprint service, would not give them another chance. Currently, there is no better carrier in my opinion. I unsubscribed once but am glad to be back.
17. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)
I cant wait im gettin this for my grad gift, I chose the epic over the Evo, i dont regret it but I am in love with the htc sense ui, Idk this seems killer im gettin this for sure. Thunderbolt goot its 1 month shine and look at that sprint delivers another killer. We will here nuthing about the thunderbolt again, Iphone is not even competition.
19. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
I said it once and ill say it again, when you constantly bring up the iPhone it proves just how big it really is. You may say the iPhone isn't competition but you know better. The iPhone sales will obliterate this phone. This phone has great specs if you like 3d. Its funny that now android fans are knocking other android phones. So the thunderbolt doesn't matter now huh? Wow ok.
25. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)
The Iphone is said to be the best phone in the world, But that is by people who know little bout phones bro, So i mention the iphone so people would understand uts very very overrated. Its going to sell of course look at its popularity. Becuase people know lil about phones i guarantee you if they knew more it would sell less. My epic 4g is better than the iphone and look at its sales compared to it. Its a popularity race here. Its not just the 3d aspect. The 1.2 Dual Core snapdragon proccessor the 2 5 mp cameras is sick (even tho its 3d) and the 2.3 gingerbread running on it also 4g service. Like i have to knock other androids its the only competiton.
28. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
I can appreciate that but I'm just saying that bringing up the iPhone just seems weird. Like I despise wp7 but I'm not gonna bring it up every situation possible, if ever. True the phone has awesome specs and ill probably get 1 for my wife but let's also not be ignorant to the popularity of the iPhone. It's popular because it is easy to use. I love that my mom can have a smartphone and not have to call me every 5 minutes asking how to use the thing. I like both and will continue to support both.
29. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)
Yea I agree its a very simple phone awesome at that, Im just frustrarted how its always the phone that gets compared to new phones.
30. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
That's what apple has done. They've made it the it thing. I love the Android OS because of the different available roms. I go back to my iPhone when I need to handle business. Like I said I'm fully supportive of both. I gonna get the infuse and iPhone 5 and continue to have the best of both worlds.
22. altex978 (unregistered)
the iphone....is the smartphone for idiots!....seriously....you itards basically keep buying the same phone with little upgrades and then make a big toodoo about it!
23. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
I have iPhone and android so I'm sure your not talking to me. Anyway what do you think android does. Evo, desire, inspire, thunderbolt, etc is the same phone with little upgrades. Android isn't really advanced either so the smartphone for idiots comment holds no weight. Trust me I assure you Motorola wishes they had a back order of the xoom of 1 month. Stop bringing up iPhone in android threads and people wont say anything.
31. Socalvenom (unregistered)
if this phone turns out to be true and it comes out Im gonna commit suicide.
36. Pochi (unregistered)
Wow i cant even get the HTC Shooter it wont have 4G which is a huge disappointment... Why would a high-end phone like that wont have 4G which is pretty dum
37. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
On a side note, apparently att has agreed to buy t-mobile usa. Not sure what that means but it looks like att is serious about trying to get ahead of verizon.
42. eric (unregistered)
At&t bought tmobile!
43. mikenyc (unregistered)
My thoughts exactly - no mention of 4g on this phone (versus Samsung Nexus S 4g).
So will it have Wimax?
46. ItaniumX (unregistered)
Android Forums EVO 4G thread has some guy from either HTC or Sprint called BlueScreen. Some good bit of info here on EVO 3S.
Well it's hard to believe that it's almost another year but here we are. Seems like yesterday I was working the wee hours of the night to put the fit and finishing touches on the wimax radio/making sure qik would play nice with wimax. Then the gold copying of 4G enabled hotspot during the eleventh hour before sending off to Sprint (Good Times). I felt it was time to chime in again and answer some of the pressing questions about EVO 3d. I would like to first congratulate everyone that has been so critical to EVO’s success in providing information/tips/tricks etc on the Android Forums EVO 4G threads. I know my company has been reading that thread like a religious book since EVO was referred to a Supersonic. Everything that was EVO and is EVO today is being put into what you the fans want in your EVO of tomorrow. Your knowledge and your talent inspired us to create the best EVO (We hope) ever.
Since I am a fan of the site, I want to share with you information that hasn't been released yet and information that I've been given the green light to release to the thread.
Start off by saying it is a "HTC EVO 3D and 4G" and not "LG" Yes gingerbread and something has not been mentioned Sense UI 2.0 Finally when your EVO is propped up on It's kickstand it will automatically go into landscape on all window screens.
The one thing that you guys talked about was full hdmi out. I admit we got robbed on that one. The price you pay for being first. I didn’t have anything to do with that one, but I would admit to be a bit impressed a phone was able to play a movie on a HDTV a year ago. “Orrebmas” your efforts did ping our radar. I am sure you will find nothing but fortunes on the android market with that fine software. Full HDMI will no longer be an issue. We ran it, tested it, on HDTV’s and 3DHDTV’s. Games, google, pictures, 3DPOV, and yes 3d movies all look awesome right out of the box.
Answer one of the more recent questions yes the new EVO will have a kickstand. I guess that was answered up above, but the new kickstand will be beefier and contoured to the back side of the case. The curved kickstand will allow the EVO to stand better at attention if you will. HTC logo will be on the back like the original EVO, but EVO 3D will be lithographed on the kickstand metal as well. Smart move cause with your protective cover on and the phone face down. Nobody could tell what phone it was. Now they will.
I know there was some flak on the recent GLBenchmarks and we caught hell for it around here as well. I just wanted to let you know that fit and finish on that has been polished out. Memory allocation was only single set data stream and we have now been able to utilize duel data stream with a bump in memory clock speeds. I guess you could use the analogy of SDRAM compared to DDRAM.
Scorpion chip set is very OC fr
47. ItaniumX (unregistered)
Scorpion chip set is very OC friendly; I can’t say what we were able to overclock the cpu’s to. Please no question on that one. I can say that we were able to almost double our GLbench scores with just the memory fix though.
The larger battery is the real. I can’t say what the final battery size is though. I can say from 8am to 6pm under stress test no need to plug in.
HTC EVO 3D does have two processors, which everyone here has seen on GLBenchmark site (Who Knew!) Important thing to mention is they take up less real estate then a single snapdragon processor die..Clue on power consumption.
I guess the last one that guys might like to know is that the front facing camera, is not 1.3mp. The one we have in house is 3mp. The back ones can’t be discussed right now, but they do have some cool tricks other than stereoscopic.
I always felt that it would be a cold day in you know what before I turn my EVO over specially after all the customization, ROMS, Tweaking, Benchmarking, and showing my 4.3in screen size to Apples boy like screen size. Update! All those tweaks, they will work on the new EVO with very little effort. Devs can rejoice.
Lastly, the battery form factor is interchangeable, but you are not going to need to though.
I’ll stop in from time to time. I have no clue on release date. I have to admit that one does make me laugh. I remember the original EVO release date was publicly announced and we still had gold work left. It was unlimited OT for almost a month straight. I have to say we did understand what the fans wanted and the time line they wanted it in, but it was/is a product we believed in. I think most can agree we crammed in a good amount fun factor considering it was a year ago. EVO still is one of the finest phones in the market, heck in the world for that matter. I know the same effort is going to be expected by all companies involved this time around too. Please keep putting up your wish list of items, doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, but doesn’t mean we can’t squeeze it in (Somehow) Enjoy the show.
48. ItaniumX (unregistered)
EVO 3D Specs Release early,
Have to say this guy is legit. Everyone is saying this is Same guy who scooped EVO
Any how here ya all go.
I wanted to express my appreciation to all who have been posting with excellent ideas/concerns with respect to next generation EVO. The show will answer most of the burning question out there, but remember, the cat is not out of the bag yet! So keep up with your wish list as we did with the original EVO almost a year ago. I am positive we will be working on fit and finish until launch day.
I am still packing spread sheets, data reports, and presentation for the big show. I am sure you all can understand this is a busy time. I'll be away for a bit during that period. I'll still throw out some bites from my EVO 4G of course, but were confident the show will have most of the important questions answered.
I will be focusing more on the technical aspects. There is no way a person could stand on stage and talk about DLNA for 20+min. and cover other important aspect of the device.
Let's quash some rumors up front. The screen will be 4.3in Qhd 3d screen. The actual form factor of the EVO 3d will measure up a bit smaller. Good thing for those still wearing jeans with small pockets. We couldn't shrink the over all size that much, because we understand that people want protective cases and we didn’t want this to interfere with the touch screen. The feeling is we have a good balance, where you guys feel as though it's just one big screen in your hand, but very portable. I can say it works really well when playing around with the 3D camera's. Move the camera's in and out when video recording a person face, it does an excellent job of making the face appear as though it is protruding out of EVO 3D's qhd screen. (Weird, especially if it's Dan H)
Big news that nobody is talking about is DLNA and DRM.
DRM: EVOtees have been clammering for Netflix, Hulu, and Blockbuster. You all know that it’s been slow going due to DRM issues. This will not be the case with EVO 3D. Scorpion chipset and some back door work not only enabled this, but polished to a point of being effortless. DRM validation is instantaneous. You go to your favorite Digital content provider, handshakes with DRM on your EVO 3D and your done. Login to your account, your streaming! I thought it was a load of you know what with original EVO. Original EVO will have this feature as well.
DLNA: This technology has been out for some time, but I feel sense UI 2.0 has been able to put the polish it needs to shine. The DRM issue resolved, DLNA will not only allow for digital content to stream to EVO 3D, but to any DLNA certified HDTV/PC monitor/DLNA Mobile device. I am sure your asking what does that mean and how does it apply to us? (Example) Sitting in a local coffee shop, your friend is sporting HTC View tab and you HTC EVO 3D. You ask if your friend has seen this movie.(No) You say start up HTC Media Link and we can check out together.
49. ItaniumX (unregistered)
DLNA: This technology has been out for some time, but I feel sense UI 2.0 has been able to put the polish it needs to shine. The DRM issue resolved, DLNA will not only allow for digital content to stream to EVO 3D, but to any DLNA certified HDTV/PC monitor/DLNA Mobile device. I am sure your asking what does that mean and how does it apply to us? (Example) Sitting in a local coffee shop, your friend is sporting HTC View tab and you HTC EVO 3D. You ask if your friend has seen this movie.(No) You say start up HTC Media Link and we can check out together. Both of you are watching the same movie on your "OWN" device having a cup of Joe.
HTC Media link will be incorperated in both View and EVO. So far we have tested and ran. 720p/1080p/BMP/GIF/JPEG/XVID/3GP/WMV/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 video formats and Audio: WMA/AAC/MP3/ACC+
So far we are just working on the GUI for improved user interface. Functionality certified, and expected at launch.
Root: I know there is concern out there that "I don't want to have to root my EVO to do XYZ" Every effort is being made to include everything possible up front for EVO 3D right out of the box. (Netflix, Hulu, Full hdmi mirroring, and HTC Media Link) I still need acknowledge Dev community. They have not only kept EVO 4G fresh, vibrant, but more importantly relevant. We want to respect the efforts of the DEV community and honor why android OS is about choice. That is why EVO 3D will not be shipping with a boot loader lock.
Bluetooth: larger library, we herd, we listen, and we going to deliver. (fingers crossed) We are in the process of setting up a library targeting specifically for k/b, mouse, and yes game pads. I mentioned in an early post w/new sense UI 2.0 EVO 3D will be more at home than ever in landscape mode. We have simultaneously used bluetooth k/b mouse combo with DLNA in the back ground. You can look up Netflix movies w/mouse/kb and stream it to DLNA HDTV. We’ve been listening.
I know on the thread somebody mentioned they would like more on board memory cause XYZ phone has 16gig on board memory. Cost is important factor to consider, because we know we need to make EVO 3D appealing to everyone. Most devices with a 16gig, 32gig, have the option of a removable sdcard. DRM improvements has allowed us to enhance app2sd. Once again, were early in the game as silicon improves, it's a simple matter of swapping out die's. So there is a potential of improvement, if we can do it, and keep cost to the consumer in mind, it will happen. I am sure you all have herd of 128gig sdcard and were working on getting that implemented for original EVO through either the Dev community or OTA. EVO 3D can't talk about that.
fps lock: Not on EVO 3D. Dual core processors, larger battery, more efficient Adreno GPU made this a non issue.
Last but not least, on a lighter note, EVO 3D printing money? Not in our life time! Sprint does have some great programs supporting EVO 3D, like $125 dollars off to port over a new ce