HTC has announced the Evo 4G Android handset, the company’s most highly-specced phone ever and the the world’s first handset to boast 4G data connectivity.
The HTC Evo 4G, which was initially touted as the Supersonic, will have a massive 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 TFT LCD screen, similar to the WinMo-running HTC HD2, with the handset also taking on a similar appearance.
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However, it’ll be beefed-up with a Nexus One-like 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a whopping 8-megapixel camera, with a flash, that’s also capable of shooting HD video at 720p. There’s also a front-loaded 1.3-megapixel camera for video conferencing and a HDMI-out for connecting to your TV. Some serious Android firsts right there.
The handset also boasts the Android 2.1 operating system and a tweaked version of the popular Sense UI that we’ve seen on the HTC Legend and HTC Desire handsets that are due for imminent release. There’s 1GB of storage built right in to the hub, with the option of an 8GB MicroSD card.
The big news here though is the 4th generation download speeds, through WiMax, with US network Sprint claiming 27 4G territories in the USA. The UK currently has none, which means it might be a while (if ever) before we see the handset in this form gracing these shores.
Make no mistake though folks, on paper, this is one of the most impressively kitted out phones of all time. Just when we thought HTC might have peaked with the Desire…
Link: HTC (image via Engadget)