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HTC EVO 4G LTE release date is May 18, Sprint announces officially

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HTC EVO 4G LTE release date is May 18, Sprint announces officially
Forget all rumors and speculations – the HTC EVO 4G LTE release date is now official. Sprint just announced that the smartphone will be available for purchase starting May 18, just like what most clues indicated. Of course, those of you who have invested $200 in pre-ordering a unit should expect receiving your parcels on that day or earlier.

For those who need a refresher, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is a redesigned version of the HTC One X. In terms of hardware, you get a 4.7-inch 720p display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz, and a snappy 8-megapixel camera. When it comes to looks, however, the device has been given a few alterations. To start, its body is made out of aluminum and sports an anodized black finish. In addition, a red kickstand is present on the smartphone's back, which is a design feature that we had on the EVO 4G. Software-wise, Android 4.0 with Sense UI on top comes out of the box.

So there you go, folks – not too long until the anticipated smartphone materializes on the shelves at Sprint stores. For those interested, our HTC EVO 4G LTE hands-on is where you can learn more about it.

source: Sprint

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posted on 09 May 2012, 08:57 4

1. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


posted on 09 May 2012, 09:35 4

2. johamsandwich (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


posted on 09 May 2012, 09:36 6

3. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

So excited to get mine next Friday! Should be as epic as the first Evo.

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:59 5

4. kindahipdude (Posts: 55; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

That baby is mine!

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:23 4

5. Bridgep0rt (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

Nice.... 9 More days, till I get my new baby!

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:34 1

6. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

I will get it as long as it has an unlocked bootloader and USB OTG support. Otherwise, I will wait for SGS3. I really hope I don't have to get the SGS3 because I prefer this.

posted on 09 May 2012, 11:23 2

7. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Sprint isn't very tough on rooted phones or bootloader unlocks, they actually accept phones that can turn on/load Android OS for warranty repairs.

I don't think it will have USB OTG out of the box but if someone is willing to code a kernel for it then it should work.

If you can afford to wait, wait and see how development pans out for the Evo LTE, if by the time the SGS3 is out there still isn't S-OFF, just go with the SGS3.

posted on 09 May 2012, 14:40 1

12. sinfiery (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Based on preliminary findings captain, there seems to be a fair amount of Devs already moving on over to this device on XDA.

Such information was the final step I needed to pony up the $200.

If only SERO customers could use wirefly..oh well.

I'm still curious if the sound quality will rival the international HTC One S or the international One X because from what I've read, the sound chip is built into the SoC which is the same as the One S for this phone.

And the One S killed the International One X in sound quality.

posted on 09 May 2012, 11:32

9. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

lawl sprint

posted on 09 May 2012, 20:14

13. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

You say the same thing on every post, whats so funny?

posted on 10 May 2012, 21:18

14. bryancotton84 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 May 2012)

Does Sprint do month to month contracts? I hate the two year agreement and I'd be willing to pay full price...

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