Is HTC Working on a New EVO 3D for Sprint?
Buried within a video showing off the design of the new HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint might be another unannounced EVO smartphone.
Yesterday, HTC and Sprint launched the first 4G LTE enabled EVO device, the EVO 4G LTE, and in doing so released some videos showcasing the device. In one, titled “Get to know the HTC EVO 4G LTE” we get treated to an up close and personal look at the new EVO.
However, according to The Verge, there appears to be another phone, a possible successor to the HTC EVO 3D for Sprint, lurking in the shadows.
For a quick second, the video shows off what appears to be a prototype of an unannounced phone that has the same dual-camera , dual-LED flash as the original EVO 3D.
It’s possible that this is nothing but a bad editing job but it’s also possible that this is a new version of the EVO 3D. And if it is indeed a new EVO 3D, it would likely be a device capable of working with Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network.
Still, there is no other information out there about this device so it’s impossible to say if it’s the real deal or not.
You can check out the video in which this mystery device appears below:
Sprint will be launching its next-generation 4G LTE network later on this month. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is not part of those launch plans. Instead, Sprint will be offering up the LG Viper 4G LTE and likely, its version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
With Samsung seemingly bowing out of the 3D market, and with LG the only big company with a 3D smartphone on the horizon, there is certainly a room for a device like a 4G LTE enabled EVO 3D.
However, it’s unclear if consumers would choose a 3D enabled EVO over a device like the EVO 4G LTE.
08/30/2012 at 10:36 am
I called Sprint, who said that they’re no longer carrying the EVO 3D, ’cause it’s discontinued. They said that the new EVO phone was not 3D, and had a normal-capacity, non-replaceable battery. This seems like a disaster. When I travel with my phone, and I’m navigating, taking pictures, the battery lasts about half a day. I got the extended (fat) battery, and solved the problem. Why use the lame iphone as a model for new phones, unless your idea of a business model is to obsolete your old phones every 6 months and have no resale value for the older phones, just like Apple does?