HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders are live, May 18 release date hinted again

HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders are live, May 18 release date hinted again
As expected, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now up for pre-order from the Sprint online store. The smartphone can be purchased in advance for $200 on-contract or $550 with no strings attached. However, while the pre-order page does not mention much as to when exactly the device will be delivered to your door, we now have more clues hinting that the HTC EVO 4G LTE release date is set for May 18.

Third-party retailer Wirefly has the HTC EVO 4G LTE on pre-order as well (for $50 less than Sprint, by the way), and the estimated delivery day is, you guessed it, May 18. In addition, a reader of ours just informed us that he ordered a unit from Best Buy, and the parcel's estimated date of arrival is, again, May 18. All of this lines up perfectly with a recent rumor, which also pointed at that same May 18 launch date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE

But despite all the evidence, keep in mind that none of this information comes from the horse's mouth, so delays are still possible if something goes wrong. We will keep you updated in case we hear an official word from Sprint.

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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3
    HTC Sense UI



13. I_Slap_Fat_Kids

Posts: 40; Member since: May 04, 2012

My receipt for the pre-order from Best Buy said, "Scheduled for Standard delivery Estimated Arrival: 05/11-05/16/2012." Maybe I will be surprised a couple days early?

16. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

that would be cool if we did get it 5/11...

19. tinykay1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2012

When I pre-ordered through sprint yesterday it said they'll begin shipping on the 15th and it will arrive 1-3 business days after. Now it's showing the same thing you said earlier.

18. tinykay1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2012

I spoke with a best buy rep yesterday because I saw the same thing when I added the phone to my shopping cart. According to the rep, those dates are just the regular generated dates and that they cannot send out any phones until they have been released by sprint. Therefore you will not get it before people that ordered it directly from Sprint did. But on the plus side, even though you have to wait a few days later, you'll get a $50 best buy gift card.

12. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Lookswise its growing on me... After looking at all of the SGS3 press from the event, I have to say, I think I like the new EVO better, some of the reasons were mentioned above...No doubt the SGS3 will be a fine phone, I just think I prefer the EVO.

10. GeekMovement unregistered

Looks like a great phone spec wise I'm not sure about the three colored design though.. I'll visit my local sprint store later to see first hand maybe it will be amazing.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Can't wait until the 18th :D

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Some stores were taking pre-orders before today. I put myself on the list last Friday at a Sprint Store. That's for in-store pickup though, I kind of wish I did it online so I wouldn't have to drive all the way there... I'm lazy...

3. sinfiery

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

MicroSD expandable to 48gb Dedicated camera button Kickstand 2000 mAH battery All these things make it sufficiently better than the HTC One X on AT&T which is a great phone Available now, unlike the SGS3 Tempted to preorder right now.

4. johamsandwich

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

on top of this, if the US Galaxy S3 uses the S4, then this phone will undoubtedly be the best Android phone to get.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

From what I've read, 32gb is just the stated limit, but 64gb SDXC cards work in certain phones too. I probably won't risk trying it though, considering a 32gb card goes for around $20, while 64gb cards go for around $80.

11. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I don't know why you're being voted down, but this is true. 64GB cards WILL work with many phones that claim to only support 32 GB, but they still have the 4GB filesize limit. Any phone that officially supports 64GB microSD also supports unlimited filesize limit.

9. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

it can use 64gb cards as well

2. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

I pre-ordered mine today and it said the phone will ship out May 16. So the 18th must be the Day!!!

6. aooep

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

May I ask where you pre-ordered from?

14. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

15. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

now the message has changed it reads "Thanks for pre-ordering a shiny new HTC EVO 4G LTE, an email will be sent the second it ships. The launch date for this handset will be announced in the next few days, thank you for your patience. Delivery should occur within 1 to 3 business days thereafter. You may continue to track the status of your order on this web page. If you have questions, check out for more info."

17. tinykay1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2012

mine said the same thing

1. mullman85

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Target Mobile has also started pre-orders today.

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