Although Sprint has unveiled the Android OS-based HTC EVO 4G, it has not yet said what the highly-anticipated smartphone will cost. However, an unconfirmed source at retailer Best Buy has revealed the price.
The smartphone’s high-end feature set has attracted a lot of attention, and includes a large, high-resolution touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, the 4G standard WiMAX and the latest version of Google’s Android OS.
Best Buy is not yet taking pre-orders for the smartphone, but it is allowing customers to sign up to be notified when the EVO 4G is available. And an employee at one of the retailer’s locations revealed the price: $200 with contract.
If this information is correct, the upcoming Sprint model has the same price as many of its competitors, like the Apple iPhone 3GS and the HTC Droid Incredible, but more expensive than others, like the T-Mobile version of the Google Nexus One.
Overview of the HTC EVO 4G
With a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, the 4G standard WiMAX and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, the model is likely going to be among the most advanced smartphones released this year.
On top of Android OS 2.1, the EVO 4G will run HTC Sense, the company’s alternate user interface that expands on Google’s. It will come with Google’s standard suite of communication, Web and entertainment software.
As mentioned earlier, the smartphone is going to support Sprint’s WiMAX network, which should give it peak downlink speeds of up to 12 Mbps, and an average downlink speed of 2-4 Mbps. It’s also going to have the 3G standard EV-DO, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The HTC EVO 4G is going to include an HD video port that can connect to TVs and monitors that support 720p, a GPS receiver, microSD memory card slot and a kickstand that holds it at an angle when playing movies.
According to information leaking out of Sprint, the smartphone could launch either June 6 or June 13. Both dates land on a Sunday, which is typically when the carrier launches new models.