sprint evo one htc one x

On March 21, Sprint and HTC sent out an invitation to a “mystery” common event to take place in New York on April 4. Noticed the quotes? We used them because pretty much the entire internet figured out by now that the event will mark the debut of Sprint’s version of the HTC One X.

Previous reports indicated that, initially, only AT&T would carry HTC’s new flagship (possible starting from May), branded as HTC One XL (where L stands for LTE) and powered by a Snapdragon S4, instead of the quad-core Tegra 3 found in the international version.

However, AT&T’s presumed exclusivity would be short-lived: new rumors suggests that the HTC One X will come to Sprint this summer, possibly on June 6, and also to T-Mobile (running on HSPA+ and sporting the Tegra 3 chip, just like the global cousins). According to the latest report, cited by AndroidAndMe, Sprint’s HTC One will probably be named EVO One, or some variation of that, like EVO One LTE.

So, we have a good idea about what Sprint is planning to show us next week, at its press event in New York. But how will the EVO One look like?

htc one x

HTC One X (Global version)

EVO One (X) to come with kickstand, bigger battery

Sprint’s EVO One will supposedly be powered by a Snapdragon S4 proc, clocked at 1.5 GHz (just like AT&T’s version) to accommodate LTE. No need to despair about it, though – the S4 has been shown to kick Tegra 3’s butt in some early benchmarks, so you might actually be better off with the dual-core (built on 28 nm technology) S4 processor.

To accommodate the power-hungry LTE connectivity (even with the radio chip embedded in the SoC), Sprint EVO One will have a bigger battery than the One X, which outputs 2650 mAh, significantly more than the 1800 mAh in the global version. The bigger battery isn’t that surprising, in spite of all the talk about the increase power efficiency of the new S4.

On the cosmetic side, the EVO One is said to boast a 4.7-inch AMOLED screen, which is a departure from the international version’s Super LCD screen. Maybe the tipster got confused here? We’ll see.

The EVO One will presumably have a kickstand fitted below its camera and an SD card slot (AT&T’s version won’t have SD support). The phone will be black and red, supposedly resembling the EVO 4G. In spite of the added bulk from the XL battery and the SD slot, the tipster claims that the EVO One still feels very thin. Again, this is something we’ll have to see in order to believe. Of course, the EVO One will ship with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0.

Just so you know, Sprint will roll out its LTE network this summer, starting in Texas and Atlanta. What do you think? Is Sprint’s supped-up One X flavor worth your interest?

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Carloser

    SD slot fine, removable battery ?

  • H4wkel

    exactly – removable battery is imperative with anything under 3500 mAh

  • Davidksims

    I’m in 100%, counting on it actually!

  • wtpauley

    I love this phone already and will buy it, but EVO One XL? Really? Why not just call it the EVO FAT and be done with it.

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  • Edward Smith

    How about Evo one xXx… :)

  • afdgadgadhdfgbsdf

    I can’t wait for this. Using my upgrade for either this or the GSIII.
    Most likely this though, unless the GSIII is amazing.
    Micro SD card slot, bigger battery, and kickstand make this phone incredible.
    Get this phone, we will.

  • JBeezy

    Will have this phone….LAUNCH DAY!!

  • Justcause

    What good is it buying an LTE device like this phone without the service for a couple years? LoL So untilled Sprint MAYBE decides to add LTE in your area, you are stuck on their crappy and slow 3g service

  • If I want a kickstand, they make cases that can do that.

  • Warrior’s_Heart

    From the Sprint web page:

    HTC EVO™ 4G LTE (Pre-order)

    Pre-order: Order online today, we’ll charge your card for your phone and we’ll do our best to get it to you before others get a glimpse on Friday, May 18. Ordering more than just this phone? Please complete your pre-order package checkout and come back to order additional items. How pre-order works.

    Who will love it: EVO enthusiasts looking for a revved up version of the original. Shutterbugs can capture panoramic scenes with the killer camera or snap stills while shooting video clips. Audiophiles will dig the sonically superb experience offered by Beats Audio™ integration.

    Why it rocks: With gorgeous 4.7″ touchscreen display, Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), dual-core processor and improved battery life, you can multiply your multitasking. A kickstand lets you kick back and enjoy hands-free entertainment. Speed demon shoppers can pay on-the-go with Google Wallet™.

    Work smarter: Power a long day with 2000mAh Li-Ion battery and support a Wi-Fi connection for up to eight devices.

    Important plan and coverage info