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

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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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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23 Comments

1. Phonecall01 unregistered

BOOOMM !!!

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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!

11. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

18. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

unless the galaxy nexus lands first.

12. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

4. Phonecall01 unregistered

Now that's the "true" EVO 2

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

awwww yeaaa, so stoked if this is true

6. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

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

7. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

vzw vzw vzw vzw plz

21. slipknotmaggot

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

sprint!

9. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

cant wait time to get rid of my EVO 3D

10. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 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.

15. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

jabberwocky = douchey...

17. threeline

Posts: 316; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

13. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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

16. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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?

14. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

23. JBurd3

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

19. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

cant imagine and EVO with beats..

22. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 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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