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Sprint Rumored to Launch EVO 4G LTE Early on May 18

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Despite a potential second quarter or summer unveiling of Sprint’s third-generation EVO flagship, the device known as the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now speculated to be launching about a month earlier than previously anticipated with a rumored debut date of May 18. Previous generations of EVO flagship phones–including the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint’s WiMax network as well as last year’s HTC EVO 3D–have launched in the summer time frame. With a May launch, it seems that Sprint is looking to push out the crown glory of the EVO franchise to compete against rivals T-Mobile USA and AT&T Mobility, both of which have already announced launch dates for their HTC smartphones.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE will retain many of the features that made the original HTC EVO 4G popular, but will add 4G LTE mobile broadband support for even faster Internet speeds on the handset. Faster speeds combined with Sprint’s philosophy for truly unlimited data and affordable plans will make this handset a compelling choice for users who are looking at high-end Android smartphones. Carry-overs from the original EVO include the kickstand, a powerful camera, and large display.

According to Phonedog, it looks like users who are eager to get their hands on the HTC EVO 4G LTE may not have to wait too much longer. The handset will be coming, if speculations hold true, on May 18.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE’s closest competitor will be AT&T’s version of the HTC One X. Both devices support 4G LTE network connectivity as well as a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 applications processor, which is holding its own ground against the quad-core competition from NVIDIA in the form of the Tegra 3 chipset.

The HTC One S featured on T-Mobile will be a more mid-range handset, though there’s not that much gap in what separates mid-range from high-end between the One S and the One X/EVO 4G LTE.

So far, Verizon Wireless remains the sole carrier of the big four to not announce support for HTC’s latest One series smartphones.

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11 Comments

  1. inverse137

    04/19/2012 at 8:56 am

    Ya know…the thing that sucks is my EVO 3D has a screen that is beginning to fail.  I have an upgrade available but now I either have to fix the 3D or wait a month with a failing screen.  F’ing timing…..

    • Orochi

      04/19/2012 at 9:43 am

       That sucks if I were you I wold just wait I to have a 3D but I’m becoming bored with it it’s time to upgrade it’s a great phone but some of it’s features such as the camera leave more to be desired

  2. Danilo

    04/19/2012 at 10:06 am

    Wow that great news! I am of the thousands of users who are eager to get our hands  the Megasupersmarthphone HTC EVO 4G LTE!

  3. Wojtek

    04/20/2012 at 10:45 am

    The Epic 4G is pretty sweet and you can get it for only $0.01 at Amazon. So if you can;’t wait until May 18th, or realize the fact that you can blow through your data plan limits in 5 minutes on LTE, the Epic 4G is a pretty damn good deal.

    http://phone-fanatic.com/phones/155-Samsung-Epic-4G-Touch/tab-deals 

    • Will

      04/21/2012 at 12:12 pm

      Blow through unlimited data?

      • Wojtek Poppe

        04/23/2012 at 12:47 pm

         My buddy got the Galaxy note and went through 200 MB in a couple minutes. Just realize all faster speeds are good for is using data heavy services, such as video, so you can use up your quota super fast.

        • Guest

          04/30/2012 at 4:36 pm

          what quota?

  4. Wojtek Poppe

    05/01/2012 at 4:06 pm

    Ok just got that. Maybe I should check out sprint… At AT&T the concept of unlimited data is not a reality…

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