Sprint has confirmed everything about its HTC EVO 4G LTE version except for the handset's release date. With this, another report points to Sprint's May 18 launch of the much awaited 4G LTE phone. According to Good and EVO, a dependable source gave them a tip that the EVO 4G smartphone of HTC will be available for sale on May 18. The same launch date was leaked a couple of times before which may mean that it is really the day that Sprint has set to launch the 4G LTE smartphone.
Even if there is a possibility that the date will change, there is still a very big chance that the May 18 launch will pull through since Sprint has reportedly made an official announcement that the phone will be available for pre-orders beginning May 7. Moreover, the website showed some market materials that are reported to be seen in the retail stores of Sprint anytime in the coming weeks.
At this point, it is quite clear that the launch of the latest EVO branded smartphone of Sprint is getting closer. The upcoming device will serve as a replacement of Sprint's HTC EVO 3D. Moreover, it will be the first EVO handset that will be enabled by 4G LTE.
Because of its 4G LTE feature, the HTC EVO can achieve 10x faster data speeds compared to those present in a normal 3G network. It will also have several amazing features including a 4.7-inch Super LCD screen display with a high definition resolution of 720p, a two-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor of Qualcomm, an ImageChip-powered rear camera of 8 megapixels, a physical button, a storage of 16GB, a RAM of 1GB and an NFC chip for Google Wallet and a large battery of 2,000 mAH.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE is offered by Sprint for an attractive and affordable contract price of $199.99.
Sprint has already introduced two smartphones with 4G LTE capabilities which are the Galaxy Nexus of Samsung and the Viper 4G LTE of LG. However, it is still about to launch the real 4G LTE network that is set to power the two devices. The network is expected to be live when the EVO 4G LTE is rolled out but that still does not assure that everybody in the United States can access the speed.
Sprint is set to have an initial launch of the 4G LTE network in a batch consisting of six markets with additional roll outs set for the year. Those without 4G LTE in their area will need to utilize their devices under Sprint's 3G network until the 4G LTE service becomes available.