HTC unveils 4.7-inch EVO 4G LTE for Sprint: $200, pre-orders start May 7


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At an event in New York City today, HTC unveiled the EVO 4G LTE smartphone. The device features a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display with 720p resolution, high-definition voice calls, an 8-megapixel back camera with an f/2.0 lens, a 1.3-MP front camera, and (of course) 4G LTE connectivity.

The EVO 4G LTE, which is nearly identical to the HTC One X in many ways, will run Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), as well as HTC’s Sense 4.0, and comes with Beats Audio technology.

Inside, the device packs a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Other hardware features include a microSD card slot capable of supporting up to 32GB of additional storage, and a 2,000mAh Li-ion batter, (which is still not removable). The EVO 4G LTE is fairly this, measuring 8.9mm. And yes, it has a kickstand.

HTC has added some cool features to the camera, including a dedicated shutter button that allows users to shoot rapid-fire pictures at a rate of four photos per second, up to 99 pictures at a time. It also has a smart flash that adjusts the intensity based on lighting conditions, and a dual shooting mode that lets users capture video and still images at the same time.

To allow for HD voice, HTC has given the EVO 4G LTE dual mics, and better encoders to improve sound performance.

The new EVO will be available exclusively from Sprint for $200 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders for the EVO 4G start on May 7, and the device is expected to ship sometime in the second quarter of this year.

Jeffrey Van Camp contributed reporting for this story.