Tomorrow, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC and wireless carrier Sprint are expected to announce a new Android-based smartphone for the US market, one that would pack LTE connectivity and that is rumored to sport the name of HTC EVO ONE.Codenamed Jewel, the smartphone has just made an appearance online in the leaked press photo that can be seen to the left.
Said to be Sprint’s own flavor of HTC One X, the smartphone can now be seen photographed along with AT&T’s own One X and T-Mobile’s One S smartphones (courtesy of Pocketnow).
HTC EVO ONE will be one of the first smartphones to connect to Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network, and will be accompanied by Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper LTE, some of the latest reports on the matter suggested.
HTC’s LTE smartphone will hit shelves with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon application processor inside, complemented by 1GB of RAM.
The handset will also sport a 4.7-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a 720p resolution, as well as an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back with HD video recording and a 2.0 front-facing camera for making video calls.
The phone’s specs list includes 16GB of internal memory as well, along with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The handset should also pack Beats by Dre audio, a 2650mAh non-removal battery, Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform with HTC Sense 4.0 on top, and support for Sprint’s LTE network, along with other connectivity options.
Rumor has it that the new device will arrive on shelves with improved haptic feedback and NFC capabilities, and with a kickstand. The phone is also said to feature a thin body.
As noted before, the HTC EVO ONE is expected to become official as soon as tomorrow, which means that more details on it will be unveiled at that time. However, it is rumored to become available for purchase only in early June.