HTC video shows the Making of the HTC EVO 4G LTE; was a 3D model scrapped?

HTC video shows the Making of the HTC EVO 4G LTE; was a 3D model scrapped?
Want to know what the thought process was behind the design of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, just announced this past week? The Taiwan based manufacturer has produced a video that shows many of the people behind the new device as they relay why they did this or did that to the handset. At about the 23 second mark, we see the camera quickly pan over what appears to be discarded alternate designs for the model and one of them features a dual camera-dual LED flash that is certainly reminiscent of the HTC EVO 3D.

How far along the process was 3D considered for the HTC EVO 4G LTE? And since the design obviously was not utilized for Sprint's upcoming addition to the EVO series, will it resurface as a sequel to the HTC EVO 3D? Since we can't read minds, we will have to wait to see if HTC gives stereoscopic 3D another shot. One thing we do know, the manufacturer has apparently not given up on the technology.

Moving back to the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the video shows some of the goals of the HTC designers including making the looks of the phone unique so that it can be instantly recognized as coming from HTC and the use of soft touch coating to make a two-tone design out of one piece of aluminum ("That's magical," says an HTC employee). 100 custom designed machine cutters were used in the process of developing the phone and while it looks like all the hard work has paid off, we won't know until the phone launches whether it is a success. Pre-orders are scheduled to start May 7th at the quite reasonable price of $199.99 with a 2-year pact.

source: AndroidandMe

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EVO 4G LTE
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(7.50h talk time)
EVO 3D
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Well, we just heard back from HTC and the company confirmed that it's not a prototype of any future device. Apparently, it's just an early design when HTC and Sprint were considering carrying over the 3D feature, but it didn't make the cut. Mystery solved! that was copied from engadget..

7. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

I'm glad they got rid of the 3D so they could focus on a quality display and high resolution camera quality. At first I thought Jens Nielson is really handsome but then I realized that it is mostly due to his hair, clothes, and generally clean cut look. In summary, his grooming makes him more handsome than his genetics alone.

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

How easy you forget that the 3D had top of the line specs, especially the screen. It hass a qHD display that was top of the line until the Rezound/Nexus came out a half a year later. Funny how you forgot to mention that it has almost the same screen as the Maxx, which came out over a half year later and is suppose to be one of the best phones out there

9. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Chill, I have a 3D, I know all of this. The display is nice but the 3D tech is not quite there yet. The way the phone handles 3D effectively halves your horizontal resolution when viewing and recording 3D content. The way it shoots 3D videos is by squishing two 640 x 720 videos into a 1280 x 720 frame. When it combines it, it unstretches the two feeds. Do you understand that? It upscales 640 resolution video into 1280 resolution video. It does the same thing to pictures. If it handled the 3D properly by layering 2 feeds of full res capture then I would be all for it. If this were the case, I could take all of my pics and videos in 3D and simply edit out one of the cameras if I wanted to convert it back to 2D (without suffering a loss in quality). However, since it does not, I always shoot in 2D because the quality it better.

2. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Fgly .

6. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I didn't know how I felt about the new EVO's design when I first saw it but, now I'm starting to like it. It's unique and functional just like what they were going for. I believe it's getting a bad rap just because most people haven't really seen a phone like this before so they just kinda go with the flow of the popular opinion. It's actually pretty cool to me.

12. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

BETTER THAN BOGUS JUNKY GLASS.... AND CONFIENMENT.......

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Old news who cares!

4. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

its going to have 3D and it will sell but the 3D will be trash

5. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

htc just brought the evo back too life

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The EVO never died.

11. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Heck I may just get the Evo 4g LTE instead . The kickstand definitely comes in handy when I want to watch videos.Android ICS on top of Sense 4.0(but I'll change that to GO Launcher). But I do want to see the Galaxy Nexus next week though. Now here's something:You go to Sprint's website and look in the lower right corner where it says the ad for parental control,is it me or does that look like a Samsung Galaxy Note?A indication that may also be coming to Sprint too because I sure hope so.In the meantime,Samsung Galaxy S III !!!! Good things are happening for Sprint as they upgrade their Vision Now or whatever they call it LTE. So like I tell myself chill be patient because it'll pay off in the long run.I left AT&T for them and glad I did .Not for unlimited but my bill is lower and here in South Florida that's perfect as well as anywhere else I travel.

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