Despite yesterday’s news that the HTC Evo 3D won’t be coming to Vodafone here in the U.K., you’ll still be able to get hold of it this side of the Atlantic later this year. HTC has issued a statement to TechRadar to confirm that its Evo 3D — the company’s first 3D capable handset — will be arriving in the U.K. in September.
It wasn’t a very long statement, merely reading:
We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011.
However, at least you have confirmation from HTC that its device will be available shortly in the U.K. It will of course rival LG’s Optimus 3D when it launches, which is currently the only other 3D capable handset in the U.K.
In comparison, there isn’t much between the two devices when it comes to technical specs; with the Evo 3D just a little more powerful with a 1.2GHz processor than the Optimus 3D’s 1GHz chip. Both devices sport a 5-megapixel camera and a 4.3-inch display, however, the display on the Evo 3D has a resolution of 960×540, whereas the Optimus 3D’s resolution is just 480×800.
The Optimus 3D might not be the Evo 3D’s biggest competition, however. If you forget about the fancy 3D screen, its most important rival by the time it reaches the U.K. in September may just be Apple’s iPhone 5. Its fifth-generation device is expected to boast the company’s latest dual-core A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and maybe even a nice new redesign.
Will 3D be enough to tempt customers away from Apple’s device?