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Sprint Likely to Unveil New 4G LTE-enabled EVO, Based on One X, During April 4th Event; Targeting June Release

by Todd Haselton | March 20, 2012March 20, 2012 2:04 pm PDT

Sprint - HTC Jet 4G

Moments ago Sprint sent out a press invite for an event that will take place on April 4th. It’s hosted by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and HTC President Jason Mackenzie, so there’s definitely going to be big news. And we’ve got the shindig on what might be going down.

According to a reliable Sprint source, HTC is going to take the wraps off of the HTC “Jet,” also known as the One X.  It’s possible that is still just a codename for the device — it could still land with EVO branding, which might explain why the phone wasn’t introduced or discussed by Sprint during Mobile World Congress. Our Sprint source said the Jet is currently being used as the codename for the One X and that Sprint used Roadrunner for the Google Nexus and Cayman for the LG Viper.

We’re also told that the Jet will be among Sprint’s first 4G LTE devices and that if the carrier is targeting to launch the phone in June, a date in line with earlier reports that suggested the phone will hit store shelves on June 10th. Sprint hasn’t yet activated its 4G LTE network, although it has promised to activate it in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio by the middle of 2012 so we’re guessing this device isn’t going to be sold nationwide at first.

The international version of the HTC One X has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor but we’ve been told Sprint is going to follow AT&T’s lead by including a dual-core Snapdragon chip (the MSM8960 specifically) in an effort to offer LTE support.

The One X runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0, has 1GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, a 1,800mAh battery, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and an incredible 8-megapixel camera with HTC’s ImageChip technology for capturing images quicker than ever before.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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