Sprint and HTC have jointly announced the HTC EVO 4G, the world’s first and HTC’s first 3G/4G Android mobile phone. The EVO 4G is basically the Android version of the HTC HD2 and adds support for WiMAX high-speed network. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon QSD8650 1GHz processor (the CDMA version of the QSD8250 SnapDragon found in HD2, HTC Desire, Nexus One, Toshiba TG02..etc).
As Sprint’s first 4G phone, the EVO 4G supports EV-DO Rev. A 3G and WiMAX 4G networks. It features a 4.3-inch large touchscreen display, a 8 Megapixel camera, a 1.3 Megapixel front camera for video calling, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and microSD card slot. The 1GHz 4G phone runs Android 2.1 OS with the HTC Sense UI and Google’s mobile services, including the Android Market.
HTC’s 4G phone is capable of 720p HD video recording and thanks to 4G, users can share the high-quality video with their friends in real time via Qik or upload to facebook or YouTube. Other features include 3.5mm jack, HDMI output, digital compass, proximity and motion sensors, integrated kickstand and pinch-to-zoom capability. The HTC EVO 4G will be available from Sprint in Summer 2010.