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Sprint to pick up HTC One X as the EVO HD LTE?

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Sprint to pick up HTC One X as the EVO HD LTE?
If rumors are to be believed, HTC's next flagship device for Sprint is code-named the HTC Jewel and will be a CDMA/LTE variant of the HTC One X.  HTC and Sprint have gone on the record about the EVO name spanning many devices, and so far we have had the EVO 4G, the EVO Shift 4G, EVO 3D, EVO View 4G and the EVO Design 4G.  As the flagship EVO 3D nears its first birthday we would expect to see another flagship EVO launched, and with HTC simplifying their product line the One X would be a viable candidate.

The HTC EVO HD LTE has been thrown out as a name for the rumored device, but since we don't know that it even exists that is subject to change.  What we can reasonably assume is that- like AT&T's HTC One XL- this new EVO would be powered by a Qualcomm S4 processor instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 found on the international One X.  The EVO 4G and EVO 3D both launched in June of their respective years so we can assume that we'd see an early summer launch for this next EVO flagship device.  Unfortunately that puts it just outside of the "second half 2012" ship dates for the Qualcomm S4 Pro and it's Adreno 320 GPU, but one can hope.

When pictures of the HTC One X surfaced with that red camera ring we couldn't help but think EVO, and given HTC and Sprint's healthy relationship we expect to see a very high end EVO this summer, whether it be a One X variant or not.  We'll keep our ears to the ground on this rumor, but we wouldn't be surprised to hear something one way or the other at CTIA in May.

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posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:27 3

1. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:39 6

2. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

what with the long names for phones.. how about simply "The EVO LTE"..

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 17:17 3

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Thank you! I thought I was the only one bothered by that. I got one even better... How about just the "HTC Evo II.". The second version of the Blackberry Curve was the only phone I can remember ever having that stupid "3G" tag at the end, and that was because the first version was just 2G, now everyone is trying to do. It got worse when VZW introduced the "Droid" moniker for some of its Android devices. It seems like the other carriers and even the OEM's said to themselves, "That's so cool! We should do it too!" Next thing you know, we've got the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G LTE, and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. This is silly...pick a different name and quit confusing the customers!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:09 1

11. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Nah, Evo LTE would suffice... besides, this would in fact be Sprint's First LTE Device, right?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:57

18. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

unless the galaxy nexus lands first.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:33

12. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Then it would be the HTC Evo III. I agree though

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:41 2

3. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Only if it is quadcore but the dual core one with the S4 wouldn't be bad. Quad core just sounds better. ROFL.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:49 3

4. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

Now that's the "true" EVO 2

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:52 2

5. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

awwww yeaaa, so stoked if this is true

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:54 4

6. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Carriers need to stop putting "4G" or "LTE" in the names of phones....

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 17:06 1

7. sid8911 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 May 2010)

vzw vzw vzw vzw plz

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:37

21. slipknotmaggot (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


posted on 28 Feb 2012, 17:37 3

9. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

cant wait time to get rid of my EVO 3D

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:09 1

10. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)

If HTC's new strategy is to release 3 basic phones under the One brand, why would they let a douchy provider re-brand it to a previous phone like "EVO"? Won't that dilute the whole point of the new brand strategy?

And enough with the alphabet soup naming convention. Idiots who don't know enough to check if their phone is capable of 4G or LTE don't know what that means, anyway so it does no good to stick it in the name.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 20:13 4

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

jabberwocky = douchey...

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 23:35

17. threeline (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

I agree. They will probably try something like the Galaxy Nexus and call it the HTC Evo One X which is lame as well.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:36 2

13. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I don't want this as the next Evo. Give me another quad-core with a higher resolution screen and LTE. The Evo is always the trendsetter in terms of screen res/processor/connection

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 22:43 1

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

Cry about it. The Snapdragon S4 is faster than the Tegra 3 with a starved memory subsystem, and the OneX has a DPI that's high enough to not matter anyway.

I'm sure that you'll want something completely different from all the other phones, so that way you can never get any updates and the number of devs who work on the phone will be significantly less right?

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 19:29 1

14. ibap (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

I don't care what the heck they call them. Just give me the specs. And a physical keyboard.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 17:12

23. JBurd3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I thought i was the only one left missing a physical keyboard.. Aint had one since the touch pro 2

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:58 2

19. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

i hope this gets released. i cant wait to get rid of my 4s on Sprint. I miss my HTC android phones

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 13:39 1

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

cant imagine and EVO with beats..

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 10:36

22. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 79; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

Sprint coverage / service is so bad I just can not take it any longer. I don't care if they get a new EVO phone. My EVO is great, used it once in a 4G area, since I do not have it near me or any time soon. Since they are moving to LTE... I will never have it. I bought the EVO used and replaced the previous POS a Samsung Moment (it works for a moment, should have known by the nae) thinking my problems would go away. Phone works great Sprint has had nothing but problems for the last two years. I never had to call Sprint until last two years and I bet I logged 30 calls to them.

BTW I have had sprint I bet for at lest 12 years and now I am going to switch to Verizon

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