I’m still not totally comfortable calling the phone that’s rumored to be heading to Sprint as the next Evo, the HTC One X. The reason is because HTC made it pretty clear in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress which carriers were getting One series phones and both Sprint and Verizon Wireless were not one of them. In fact 140 carriers globally were on that particular list.
I am however, confident in the fact that HTC and Sprint will re-up the Evo line as they’ve done every year since the Evo 4G’s release. Moreover, the Evo replacement will almost definitely be announced with big fanfare at the upcoming CTIA Mobile Life show in New Orleans.
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New website S4GRU, which stands for Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, published a story Friday with new details on the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus. They followed that up today with details that have emerged about the upcoming “HTC Jet”.
According to S4 GRU, is reporting that the “HTC Jet” a version of the One X for Sprint, will arrive on Sprint’s 4G/LTE network on June 10th. Even if this date is valid, it gives about a month long ramp between an official launch at CTIA and Go Day.
The details of the device specs are:
- 1.5 GHz dual core “Krait” (28 nm) CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- CDMA1X, EV-DO Rev 0/A/B, LTE (UE category 3)
- LTE band class 25 (PCS A-G blocks)
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4.7′ S-LCD 1280×720 screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Solid polycarbonate body
All of this seems well and good and of course whether or not it’s a “One X” is only a nominal argument. I do believe that whatever the device is called pre-release it will have the word Evo in it when it’s released to the public.
The original HTC Evo 4G was the best selling Android phone for over a year in the United States. It also had a substantially longer shelf life than any of it’s competitors. The next device in the Evo line, the Evo Shift 4G just didn’t compare to the over the top (at the time) specs the first 4G Android phone in the US had.
The HTC Evo 3D is actually selling pretty well and incorporates a 3D camera and 3D playback into the flagship name. It didn’t perform as well as the Evo 4G however it did better than the Shift. The HTC Evo Design 4G is also a solid piece of hardware but couldn’t muster up the same thunder as the Evo 4G.
It’s time for Sprint and HTC to put out an over the top Android phone. Whether the next phone is a variant of the One X or not, it won’t have an Nvidia quad-core processor. The next “Evo” is said to work on Sprint’s upcoming 4G/LTE network and as we know all too well, Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor doesn’t play nicely with 4G/LTE.
It seems that this new site S4GRU has good information but they are brand new and their first two stories have had a lot of pick up. That doesn’t mean the story isn’t correct, it could be and most of the points add up. We’ll see in May during CTIA.