Sprint unveils HTC EVO 4G Android Superphone

Sprint just unveiled its upcoming Android smartphone, the HTC EVO 4G.  Formerly codenamed HTC Supersonic, the EVO 4G will be Sprint’s first 4G (WiMAX) phone when it launches sometime this summer.  The EVO 4G packs impressive hardware, building on HTC’s already top-spec HD2 with Google’s Android OS onboard.  It sports the same 480 x 800 4.3-inch TFT LCD as the HD2, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (QSD8650 – the CDMA version of the QSD8250 in the HD2/Nexus One), 512MB RAM, an 1GB ROM.

The camera crams in 8 megapixels, 720p video recording, and dual LED flash.  The EVO 4G has a slightly larger battery than the HD2, an HDMI video output, and even a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting.  Also on board are 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, and a microSD slot (shipping with an 8GB card).  The OS is Android 2.1 with HTC’s Sense UI on top.

The EVO 4G’s most distinctive feature, of course, is its 4G (WiMAX) support.  It has a combination of EV-DO Rev. A and WiMAX– the phone makes calls over CDMA and accesses the Internet through EV-DO and WiMAX.  This means the EVO 4G might very well become the first non-GSM provider to allow simultaneous voice and data usage.

No word on a specific launch date or pricing yet.

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