Europe’s first 3D-capable smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D (launched as the LG THRILL 4G on AT&T in the U.S.), will soon be hitting store shelves on July 7. And, HTC is going to follow suit in the same month–maybe within the same time week or a little later–with the GSM version of the HTC EVO 3D.

HTC announced the European release of the HTC EVO 3D yesterday in London. The announcement gave no specific release date for the HTC EVO 3D. However, it did say that the Android smartphone will become available all over Europe starting in July. No price info has been leaked out yet, although rumors say the price range will be somewhere around EUR500.

Touting the device as a “3D multimedia superphone,” HTC highlights the multimedia capture and playback capabilities of the HTC EVO 3D, particularly its glasses-free 3D display (thanks to a parallax barrier layer) and its stereoscopic 5-megapixel camera capable of capturing 720p video. It is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The HTC EVO 3D’s glasses-free display is on a 4.3-inch qHD screen (540×960). Rendering 3D images requires large processor and battery power, and the HTC EVO 3D comes equipped with components that are more than capable–a dual-core, 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon and a 1730-mAh battery.

Comparing apples and apples, the HTC EVO 3D’s biggest competitor in Europe in terms of specs and 3D capability is the LG Optimus 3D. Which of these two is your personal pick?