By Evan Blass | April 19, 2012 1:11 PM
We recently learned that Virgin Mobile would soon be offering the HTC EVO 3D (as the HTC EVO V 4G), and now a reliable source has revealed that sister brand Boost Mobile will begin carrying yet another Sprint handset, the HTC EVO Design 4G. This pair of smartphones will be the most premium devices ever offered by the two prepaid carriers, which have only recently begun to sell Android smartphones — and have only very recently started stocking mid- to high-end phones like the LG Marquee (Boost) and Motorola Triumph (Virgin). Virgin has also been tipped to add the HTC One V to its lineup.
As for the EVO Design 4G — long known by its codename, Kingdom — consumers can expect the same 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM pushing a four-inch, 960×540 qHD display as found on the Sprint version of the handset. However, this WiMax-capable phone, with dual five-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel cameras, will apparently run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and not 2.3 Gingerbread as with Sprint’s Design 4G. Hotspot capabilities should also be available.
Look for Boost’s EVO Design 4G to launch before the end of this quarter.