Sprint Nextel is hoping to turn heads next month with the
EVO 4G LTE, an HTC phone with an advanced camera, a big
screen, a high-speed wireless connection and crisper
voice call quality.
HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in the second quarter
for $199.99 (excludes taxes and surcharges).
HTC EVO 4G LTE is built on Android 4.0, Ice Cream
Sandwich, integrated with HTC Sense 4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
boasts features including a 4.7-inch HD display, an
80-degree viewing angle, HD voice capabilities, 1.5GHz
dual-core processor, 2000mAh embedded battery and
dual-cameras (8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel
front-facing) with instant capture capability.
With the launch of HTC EVO 4G LTE, Sprint becomes the
first U.S. carrier to announce plans for a U.S. HD Voice
network beginning in late 2012 as part of Sprint's
Network Vision program.
The HD Voice service will provide more natural-sounding
and less fatiguing voice quality and should reduce
troublesome background noises often found in a cafe or on
HTC EVO 4G LTE is Sprint?s first device with HTC?s
Authentic Sound experience integrating Beats Audio. HTC
EVO 4G LTE incorporates Beats Audio across the entire
phone experience, including playing music stored on the
device, streaming from a favorite service, watching a
movie or YouTube video, or playing the latest hot game.
HTC Sync Manager software also lets users get their music
on the device from their PC, and it works with current
programs, including iTunes.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE also features on-screen photo and
video buttons right next to each other. While shooting a
video, the user can just tap the shutter button and it
captures a still image of that exact moment. Still images
can also be captured during video playback.
The phone's camera has a super-fast start-up and
auto-focus time. In addition, HTC ImageSense technology
combines hardware and software advancements to the camera
lens, sensor and software, including integration of a new
custom HTC ImageChip, to take photos even in adverse
conditions. The f/2.0 camera lens lets in 44 percent more
light than the lenses used on most camera phones. The
Smart Flash also adjusts the flash strength based on how
far away the object is.
The phone will support a new high-speed fourth generation
(4G) service Sprint is building into its network with a
technology known as Long Term Evolution. Sprint is
investing $7 billion on LTE, which is expecting to
increase data speeds by about 10 times its older network.
Sprint plans to launch LTE services in its first markets
around the middle of 2012.