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HTC EVO 4G LTE finally hits Sprint stores: $199.99 with new 2-year contract

June 4, 2012

Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE is basically an HTC One X version, customized for the nation’s third largest carrier. The handset was supposed to be available in Sprint stores already, but the launch was delayed by the U.S. Customs, which held various HTC devices for quite a while in order to verify whether those devices were infringing a certain patent. While the EVO 4G LTE and his twin One X were cleared, American Android fans can only purchase the CDMA/LTE version, as there’s no release date yet for AT&T’s model.

Just as previously announced, the Sprint EVO 4G LTE can finally be purchased starting today and the device costs $199.99 with new 2-year contracts. Alternatively, you can purchase an unlocked unit for $549.99, if you don’t want to ink a new deal with the carrier, or you don’t qualify for the subsidized price.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE (HTC One X) is so far one of the flagship Android handsets of 2012, a device that has only one Android rival, the Galaxy S3. Here’s a quick reminder of the main specs and features of the EVO 4G LTE:

  • Size: 5.3 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 4.7 oz
  • 4.7-inch HD 720p Super LCD display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of memory with up to 32GB microSD memory upgrade support
  • 8-megapixel back camera with advanced camera functions including HTC ImageSense and HTC ImageChip technology
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • CDMA 3G, 4G LTE support and HD Voice support
  • NFC and Google Wallet support
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi and Mobile Hotspot support for up to 8 Wi-Fi devices
  • Beats Audio sound
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
  • Business professional grade security features

Still not sure what high-end Android device to purchase this month? Check out our Galaxy S3 vs One X video comparison to help you decide!