HTC EVO 4G+ quietly announced: 4.3” qHD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core chip

HTC EVO 4G+ quietly announced: 4.3” qHD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core chip
The HTC EVO 4G+ has just made one of the quietest debuts we've seen recently. The reason might lie in the fact that it was launched far east in South Korea, advertized as the phone that is “everything you can imagine,” but hopefully HTC's imagination doesn't mean Korea-only availability. The EVO 4G+ mimics the looks of Sprint's HTC EVO 3D, but replaces the 3D feature with a single 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p full HD recording. The 3D switch on the side has been replaced with a button toggling between video recording and still capture.

On the inside, a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core chip matched by 1GB of RAM helps run the latest of HTC Sense skinning on top of Android. The screen is pretty spacious measuring 4.3 inches in diagonal and boasting 540 x 960 pixels of resolution. It's not the slimmest of phones with girth of 0.47 inches (12.05mm) and it adds some solid heft with its 5.64oz (160 g) of weight. 

The price and release date of the HTC EVO 4G+ are yet unknown, but judging from a recent FCC filing about an HTC Sensation lookalike equipped with CDMA and WiMAX, there is some chance that this could land on Sprint.

source: HTC via Engadget


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17 Comments

1. bearwoody unregistered

does anyone know if there's a reason it's always 10:08 in HTC-land? and is it am or pm?

15. Da Beast unregistered

Most, if not all clocks are set to 10:08 when being advertised on electronics. Trust me, HTC is not the only one that uses that particular time.

17. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

lol you're right, I didn't really take notice of that before but it is. And it's AM. One of the recent exceptions tho is the Droid Incredible which came from the 12:05

3. Ben P. unregistered

Now THIS is the Evo 4G upgrade I've been waiting for!!! Bring it!

16. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

Same here. I only want to upgrade my EVO 4G to a better EVO 4G, but skip the 3D gimmick I'm not into it. I played around with the Nintendo 3DS before and it just annoys me so I always end up turning it to 2D when I try it out. I assume the EVO 3D will have the same effect which I'm no fan of.I just want a more powerful (speedier) EVO 4G with more internal storage (I wish HTC would improve in that department, the small 300MB I got is half loaded with Sprint bloatware already). Sprint can also work on improving that 4G coverage too, cause their 3G speeds suck (max 300kbps) and is single-handedly the biggest drain on my battery life when it is on, almost more than playing games.

4. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

but it seems there was a mix up and yet again the kickstand was lost or stolen but otherwise a cool looking prospect

5. green2u unregistered

Sprint, ya better hurry with this phone or I may have to pony up for your Motorola Photon 4G!

12. You'reATool unregistered

Why would Sprint care? Either way, sounds like you're staying with them. You should of wrote "HTC, ya better hurry up..." they would be the ones losing your business.

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

You forgot to mention that it also has support for HSPA+ as well. I think that after a couple modifications this phone could support WiMax and LTE as well as CDMA. I believe that this could be another "first" for Sprint; the first phone to support WiMax and LTE.

9. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

but doesnt HSPA+ mean that the phone supports GSM???

7. EA unregistered

They should have released this phone together with the evo3d....i would have picked up the evo4g+ hands down....i think everyone would.....and if its true that it supports lte, why wouldnt they do the same with the evo3d!?

11. gain1998 unregistered

I completely understand what you're saying. But it seems like the Evo 3D was in production before Sprint struck a deal with LightSquared for the LTE. Hope that IS the real explanation, because that's the only one that makes sense.

13. EA unregistered

True that......It would have been nice if sprint would have roled out with both phones at the same time....thats to say IF they're going to get the evo4g+

8. ShaqEVO unregistered

...battery life will be deciding factor for my next phone. Although I like my phone, but would prefer a 8-9 hr talk time. Let's see how juicy is the battery for the EVO 4G+ Photon seems to be a nice contender. Not to mentioned the WebTop on the Photon.

10. wowfactor

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 03, 2011

This is the phone i've been waiting for i think Htc skiped a generation of technology and introduced 3D to soon its not a finished and polished product, this 4G+ is the next natural step in evolution for the evo. I hope they (Htc), that is brings this phone to the U. S. market otherwise amazon here I come

14. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

I would rather have the Evo 3D. I am getting it at 8am tomorrow!

18. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 2011

So this is the HTC Kingdom! Now the EVO 4G+. Looks awesome. Can't wait.

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