HTC EVO 3D GSM to Offer Weaker Feature Set?
Although it didn’t announce an international GSM version of the EVO 3D alongside the Sensation at this morning’s press conference, HTC apparently reposted that device’s pulled spec sheet, revealing several changes from the Sprint model announced at CTIA last month. Most notably, the company may be planning to cripple the camera functionality somewhat for global consumers, reducing the maximum resolution for 3D photos from five megapixels to two megapixels, and capping both 2D and 3D video capture at 720p. Moreover, internal storage capacity appears to dip from 4GB to just one gigabyte, although that would be somewhat tempered by supplementing a 32GB microSD card.
Bear in mind that both sets of specs are likely preliminary at this point, with Sprint’s fact sheet clearly stating that “device features, specifications, services and applications are subject to change.” Unfortunately, that probably means the CDMA EVO 3D could see a downgrade in its storage / image capture, as opposed to the GSM version receiving an upgrade. Also unfortunate is the fact that HTC’s global site continues to tease this device, unbranded, with no hint of a launch date or even an official spec sheet. (The company apparently claimed that the posting of the original specs was “a mistake,” essentially denying the phone’s existence.)