Last night, Sprint has unveiled the true successor to one of the most popular handsets in the United States, the EVO 4G. Its successor, the EVO 4G LTE, is similar to the AT&T’s version of the HTC One X, but with few major changes. It is also good to see a carrier and company use a sensible naming scheme after the disastrous Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch from Samsung and Sprint.
Like the One X, the EVO 4G LTE sports a stunning 4.7-inch SLCD2 display with 720p (1280×720) resolution, an 8MP camera at its back with a ‘smart’ LED flash, a 1.3MP camera in the front. The handset is made up of polycarbonate, and packs in a Qualcomm S4 dual core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, along with an Adreno 205 GPU and 1GB of RAM. There is also 16GB of on-board storage, along with a microSD card slot unlike the One X.
The battery of the EVO 4G LTE is also 200mAh bigger than the one found inside the One X (1800mAh). The handset also sports a physical camera shutter key, which is quite a rarity in high-end Android handsets these days. Like the original EVO 4G, the 4G LTE also has a kick-stand at its back along with red accents throughout its body to give it a sporty look. Like all other One series of handsets from HTC, the EVO 4G LTE runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on top of it.
The EVO 4G LTE does not support Sprint’s WiMAX network, but instead supports its upcoming 4G LTE network. It also supports the carrier’s upcoming HD voice network, which the company aims to rollout sometime in late 2012. The handset will be available for pre-order from May 7 and will cost $199 on a two-year contract.