Following a number of lengthy delays, HTC’s first 3D handset was dropped by Vodafone here in the U.K., but thankfully a number of retailers weren’t so quick to give up hope. Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy have confirmed that the HTC Evo 3D will launch on September 6, and customers keen to get their hands on the device can pre-order online now.
You’re going to pay a pretty hefty premium for the benefits of 3D, however. The Evo 3D starts at £36 (approx. $59) per month, according to TechRadar, and will likely require a 2-year commitment. When compared to the HTC Sensation, which is available on plans from £30 (approx. $49) per month, the Evo 3D is an extra £123 (approx. $203) per year.
When it launches next month, the Evo 3D will be the first competitor to the LG Optimus 3D — the U.K.’s only other 3D handset currently available. With regards to specs, both devices feature a 4.3-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera, but the Evo 3D has a slightly faster processor at 1.2GHz versus the Optimus’ 1GHz CPU:
HTC Evo 3D Specifications
- 4.3-inch 3D display (540×960 QHD resolution)
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
- 5″ (L) x 2.6″ (W) x 0.47″ (T)
- 6 ounces
- Dual 5-megapixel rear cameras for 3D; 5 MP Color CMOS with auto focus for 2D
- 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera
- 4GB Internal memory/1GB RAM
- microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card)
- Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
- Stereo Bluetooth
- 1080p video playback
- 720p 3D video playback
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneous
- 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Although I’m dedicated to my iPhone 4 right now, for me, this has to be one of the most exciting Android handsets coming to the U.K. I know some people aren’t too bothered about 3D, but I’m a huge fan and I can’t wait to see what the Evo 3D can do.
Will you be in line for HTC’s Evo 3D next month?