HTC’s First Sprint LTE Phone Could Be “EVO One” With Huge Battery

When Sprint finally launches its 4G LTE network, which could be as soon as mid-next-month, we know to expect an LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus as well as the LG Viper. Beyond those, we’ve been hearing a lot about the possibility to see an HTC-made LTE model hit Sprint. First we talked about the rumored HTC Jewel, and later the name HTC Jet was tied to a leaked roadmap. We’ve had the feeling that one or both of these phones (it’s very possible both codenames have been referring to the same model) could be a Sprint version of something like the HTC One X, and when we saw Sprint send out invitations to an event it’s co-hosting with HTC next week, it seemed like that might be an ideal time to announce the phone. Today, we’ve got a new rumor along these lines to examine, claiming that, indeed, a new phone is about to be announced, and it will be the HTC EVO One.

Supposedly, the EVO One would have a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the same as in the One XL. Other rumored specs, like a 4.7-inch 720p display, 16GB of storage, and an eight-megapixel main camera also match-up with the XL as it will be coming to AT&T (as the X) in the US. The only outlier is the presence of a much larger battery, moving from the XL’s 1800mAh to a whopping 2650mAh. As a result, the phone’s shell will not be an exact match to the One XL’s.

According to this tipster, Sprint will finally get the EVO One into the hands of subscribers on June 6. We’d already heard June 10 tied to a possible HTC Jet release date, so this coincides nicely. If all goes to plan, we’ll get some official word on the phone from HTC and Sprint next Wednesday.

Source: Android Central

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