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It's almost sure: Sprint's EVO 4G LTE will come on May 18

April 28, 2012

Just a couple of days ago, we reported a rumor about Sprint’s kickstand-touting, drool-inducing EVO 4G LTE becoming available from May 18. When we brought you the rumor, it was just that – an unconfirmed piece of gossip, albeit coming from a supposedly reliable source.

But if you’re eager to get your hands on Sprint’s new EVO, you’ll be happy to know that we now have another source confirming the May 18 launch date. Even better, we have some hard evidence, in the form of some leaked shots of the promotional material that will adorn Sprint’s stores for the EVO 4G LTE debut.

The leak comes from the EVO enthusiasts at, who claim that they received the tip from a reliable insider. Supposedly, the marketing materials you can see in the pics below will hit the stores by May 14, giving Sprint personnel plenty of time to prepare for the May 18 release. The report doesn’t offer much else in terms of info, but hey, the release date was pretty much the last unknown about the new EVO.

In case you need a refresher, Sprint’s custom-made version of the HTC One X will come with all the goodies found in the other versions – a dual-core Snapdragon S4 proc, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, HTC’s cool new camera tech, and Beats Audio (no headphones, though). In addition, the EVO 4G LTE sports a kickstand, a sweet dual color scheme, and an SD card slot, which make Sprint’s device stand out as arguably the best version of the HTC One X yet.

The pre-order page for the EVO 4G LTE is already alive and kicking, although the actual pre-ordering will start on May 5. Nevertheless, if you are in the mood for some teasing or if you want to sign up for a reminder, you can visit it here. Oh, the device will cost $199 on a contract, but make sure to check for better deals from the usual culprits, like Amazon or Best Buy.

Which one’s the best, in your view? Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE, AT&T’s One XL, or the international version of the HTC One X? Let us know!