Sprint-bound HTC EVO One surfaces: coming with LTE in June?

Sprint-bound HTC EVO One surfaces: coming with LTE in June?
The HTC EVO One seems to be a One X lookalike coming to Sprint and the first press shots of the upcoming device have surfaced on PocketNow. The HTC EVO One will be one of Sprint’s first LTE handsets after Sprint called it quits with the slower and less popular WiMAX 4G technology. 

The handset is expected to announced officially tomorrow, but the rumor mill has already churned out the specs. The EVO One should be pretty similar to the One X with the same brillian huge 4.7-inch display with an HD resolution and Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and sporting integrated LTE. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera on the back and 2-megapixel shooter up front, ideal for video conferencing.

The difference is said to be in the battery - the EVO One could feature a huge 2650mAh battery and a kickstand on the back as two welcome additions. Along with those, the handset will sport improved haptic feedback and an NFC chip.

The HTC EVO One release date is set for June 6th, if we are to believe the rumors, and if not just equip yourself with one day worth of patience. By now, your best developed virtue, we bet.



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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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25 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

june 6th was the same day the original evo was released, but having release on a wednesday??? I dont think this is true

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The design looks less rounded than the AT&T version :/ that might tear me away from buying it...

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If you haven't noticed all the EVO's have a more squarish look. I prefer it and think its very fitting for its name.

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I have noticed this, but it looks a lot better on the other EVOs... I don't know what, but something about the design is off... Hmm... EDIT: I found it like 30 seconds after posting this lol. The upper corners of the glass are more square, as the bottom edges are rounded. That is a problem to my OCD eyes.

23. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I always found the fact that the bezel on the original EVO was about two millimeters thicker on the bottom than on the top really annoying. I think they intentionally design them to be ugly...

24. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

It looks very similar to the EVO 3D. Not a bad looking phone, although I prefer the rounded look of the GSM variants. Either way, this will be ONE best of a phone. No pun intended.

18. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

same i think the AT&T version looks a lot nicer with the more rounded endges but i also like the suqarish look

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i gotta go with the rounded look. it's a elegant, minimal look that's rare nowadays. it exudes a look of excellent craftsmanship.

25. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

yea but im on sprint with my sister and she doesnt want to switch

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this definitely looks like the real deal. it looks like a very natural step for both the EVO and One series. o:

4. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

Sounds big. Bigger battery, kickstand, better haptic feedback (internal vibrator), these all require more physical space.

5. BrandonRico

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Could someone please tell me whether or not the EVO ONE will be quad-core. Isn't the ONE X quad-core?

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it'll have a Qualcomm S4 because the Tegra III does not have LTE support but when you're comparing the two you're probably going to be better off with the S4 anyway.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The international version of the One X is quad-core Tegra 3, but the AT&T version is dual-core S4, as will be the Evo One. This is because the S4 can support LTE bands while the Tegra 3 cannot. Don't let this discourage you though, the S4 has been shown to equal or outperform the Tegra 3 in all major benchmarks, and should have much better battery life, due to its more efficient manufacturing technique (28nm on the S4 vs 45nm on the Tegra 3.)

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it won't have battery life much better than a phone with the Tegra III. S4 has a more efficient manufacturing method but the Tegra III has that 4+1 core approach.

10. BrandonRico

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Any phone with a 2650 mAh battery is going to last a long time, regardless of its processor. Don't you think?

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

sure but i didn't even know that it had such a battery. i was just clearing up Commentator's Statement.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That fifth core does help, but Engadget was able to get 8.5 hours of continuous video playback out of the One S and just 6 hours out of the Tegra 3 One X. Of course, the different screens have a role too...

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, we're talking about a much brighter, less power efficient screen with a lot more pixels versus a lower resolution AMOLED display which is more power efficient anyway. it also depends on how heavily you use them as well because the Tegra III's fifth core is more for less processing intensive tasks while the S4 just uses less voltage with it's pair of cores. http://androidcommunity.com/htc-one-x-shows-nvidias-tegra-3-is-a-batteries-best-friend-20120402/

15. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I also think I read somewhere (so correct me if I'm wrong) that one of the main advantages Snapdragon chipsets have over A9/A15 chipsets is that both cores in the Snapdragon can be running at different speeds at the same time, while the cores in the A9/A15 have to be running at the same speed. I'm not even sure where I read this, so anybody feel free to refute this if I'm mistaken.

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i have never heard that but since dual-core Qualcomm chip sets are asynchronous anyway i don't see why not. o:

9. BrandonRico

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thx for the info!

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm just hoping this alleged kickstand doesn't add substantial mass to this thing. The alleged huge battery will already be doing that. I admire the Evo line, but they've never been much to look at, aesthetically.

20. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The author says the Evo One will be one of the first LTE phones for Sprint. I think it will be the first LTE phone just as the Evo was the first WiMax phone. I was hoping this article would have some new news, but it's just a repeat of articles written about a week ago.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It does have new news if that picture is real.

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