HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-order page goes live, the phone could start shipping on May 18

April 25, 2012
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    The HTC One X is one of the most exciting Android-based smartphones to hit the market by this summer, but Sprint’s own take on HTC’s flagship, the EVO 4G LTE, might capture the regular geek’s attention even more.

    Although it won’t come with a quad-core processor, but rather with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, the EVO 4G LTE will hold three big aces up its sleeve. I’m talking, of course, about the 4G LTE connectivity, the SD card slot (lacking on the standard One X), and the kickstand found on Sprint’s EVO super-phone.

    With all this in mind, it’s pretty difficult not to get excited about the smartphone’s future release, which is why we are glad to inform you that Sprint’s pre-order page for the device has gone live.

    Pre-orders haven’t started just yet, but, if you want to receive a notification about when will Sprint begin taking orders, you can subscribe now and ensure you’ll be one of the first to get their grubby hands on the EVO 4G LTE.

    Now, we know when Sprint will start taking pre-orders (May 7, which is exactly the date rumored a while ago). What we still don’t know (officially) is when will the phone actually start shipping. Unofficially, we have a pretty good idea on when will that happen, as the good lads at Androidandme.com have picked up a rumor saying that the first EVO “beasts” will be available starting May 18. The rumor doesn’t come out of thin air and is actually pretty credible, as it is based on statements from a “trustworthy” anonymous source inside Sprint, as Androidandme calls it.

    Given the website’s past record with such leaks, I, for one, am 90% sure that we will, in fact, see the EVO 4G LTE hitting the market on May 18, so we should pretty much start the countdown.

    You have 13 more days to get a hold of the necessary budget for pre-ordering this monster of an Android phone (probably $199.99, if we are to trust existing rumors), and an additional 11 days to prepare yourself for what might be the sweetest encounter with a gadget ever.

    Will you be one of the first to get in line to purchase Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE on May 7? Why? Why not?

    Comments

    • David_castano

      I’m getting it. I only need a dual core phone. Plus the 16 gig internal and sd card? Good deal to me

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xorg-Kc/100000867435778 Xorg Kc

        Im going for it. Qualcomm chips are better for weak signal areas. My SGII is fast as I need but I want better battery life and signal. Quad core is for nerds as dual core is already fast enough. The chip makers need to stop focusing on performance and focus on battery life.

    • Ohjjg_gdhgfh

      no way i will get these crap dule core. i wjll get the samsing galaxy s 3

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xorg-Kc/100000867435778 Xorg Kc

        Qualcomm S4 outperforms Tegra 3 in some tests.

      • Davemounts66

        Samsung galaxy s3 will come with dule core in USA because of late

    • Amine Elouakil

      It’s only dual core? it’s a krait architecture, it has the performance of an Cortex A9 quadcore, while not suffering from the lack of optimisation and use of full potentiel Quadcore having right now.

    • ffejjj

      This phone will be mine. True successor to the Original Evo

    • Michael Kutsen

      Why would you assume the the Duall Core S4 processor is slower than a Quad Tegra 3?

      It’s like assuming that a Mustang GT is fater than a Porshe 911 because Mustang has more cillinders! You just don’t see that kind of nonsense on Automotive websites.

      This is not the reporting quality one would expect from the technology experts!

      Here is an example of quality reporting on the S4 processor vs. Tegra 3:

      http://www.anandtech.com/show/5563/qualcomms-snapdragon-s4-krait-vs-nvidias-tegra-3

      It seems when you look at it INTELLIGENTLY S4 is actually a better designed processor and faster at most tasks.

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