HTC and Sprint have just gone official with HTC EVO 3D. Although we already got an early look at the complete details and specs, HTC has taken the time to outline them all for us in their fact sheet for the device. A quick run down is as follows:

  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
  • 4.3-inch 3D QHD capacitive display (960 x 540)
  • Standard removable 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the latest version of HTC Sense
  • 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4GB Internal memory/1GB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 8GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB
  • Dual 5 megapixel cameras to capture 3D video and images and a 1.3MP front-facing camera

Jump on past the break for the full press release and spec sheet to go along with it. The HTC EVO 3D will hit store shelves this summer, at this time no pricing details were given.


HTC EVO™ 3D fact sheet - Enjoy 3D without glasses on the go
Exclusively from Sprint, HTC EVO 3D is America’s first 4G smartphone with a 4.3 inch 3D QHD display that allows users to capture, record and playback in 3D – without having to wear 3D glasses. With the latest version of the acclaimed HTC Sense user experience and  powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), HTC EVO 3D is ideal for users who want to both stream video and generate their own video experience to record life’s moments, view them in 3D and share them easily. Users can quickly download movies, create user generated content and enjoy a Flash-enabled web browsing experience using the speed of the 3G/4G network and the power a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor. HTC EVO 3D takes full advantage of Sprint’s powerful 4G network and offers the innovation one would expect as the next benchmark device in the prestigious EVO product line.

  • Industry-leading 4.3-inch 3D QHD display with pinch-to-zoom and tactile feedback3G/4G capability
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
  • World-class HTML browser – bandwidth and quality that rival that of netbooks
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the latest version of HTC Sense, an acclaimed user experience, which includes Friend Stream to integrate Facebook, Twitter and more into a single flow of updates
  • Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking
  • GoogleTM mobile services, including Google SearchTM, Google MapsTM, Google TalkTM, GmailTM, YouTubeTM , and syncs with Google CalendarTM, as well as access to Google Goggles™ to search with pictures instead of words
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience


  • Download, edit and share HD-quality content directly from the device
  • Dual 5 megapixel cameras, to capture 3D video and images and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, that together open up a new frontier for user generated content, social networking and streaming video
  • Access to 3D version of Blockbuster OnDemand app with access to 2D and 3D movies, TV shows and games for rent or purchase and download
  • Video chat service available as an upgrade to the pre-loaded Qik app to enable conversational, interactive, real-time sharing between mobile devices or from mobile-to-desktop
  • Capture video in HD quality, 2D at 1080p and 3D at 720p
  • Output HD content to a compatible TV using HDMI or DLNA
  • Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Sprint applications including Sprint Zone, Sprint TV & Movies®, Sprint Football Live, Sprint Navigation and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
  • Stereo Bluetooth®
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n


  • Dimensions: 5.0" x 2.6" x .48" (LxWxT)
  • Weight: 6 ounces
  • Main display: 4.3-inch 3D QHD capacitive display (960 x 540)
  • Battery life: TBD
  • Standard removable 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Memory: 4GB Internal memory/1GB RAM; Expandable memory: 8GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB

Full press release


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HTC EVO 3D officially announced by Sprint


"Adib's pointing out the dual-core Snapdragon's capability for asynchronous clocking on the two cores -- a power-saving feature that the Tegra 2 lacks." -- Nice!

Nice... somehow phone makers have figured out ways to fragment the os even more- 3d and non3d software/phones/apps

Honestly who the hell wants those two huge camera lenses on the back of their phone, and be truthful who here owns a 3D tv =]

What would you rather have in the wasted space of the back? What does a 3D tv have to do with anything?

Because the point of shooting in 3D is to view it on a 3D tv!

You can't freakin view the 3D fotos and videos on the phone in 3D.

Someone kill me if i say 3D again =D

Wow, it has a glasses-less 3D screen. You view all the 3D content you take RIGHT ON THE PHONE or via HDMI on your 3D TV. Read much?

There are 3D tablets you know and besides that I don't care about the 3D I just want the phone to replace my current Evo.

Stop being a hater, the freakin phone is awesome. I just hope the dual core asynchronous clicking truly saves power i5 who damn I just felt nature rising lol.

Yes, but most people do not and once they realize they can only view the 3D content they shoot on this phone's screen, they'll find it pointless. Plus, even if you have a 3D TV, you can't share 3D content with anyone else.

I'll be honest..I do and there are many people I know that do. To be more honest with you, if you don't want it you don't have to have it. You can go with a Crackberry or a failing HPPalm device or even be happy with another phone such as an iPhone who can't catch up with a turtle. The honest truth here is simple... HTC is giving people more choices and are showing people that things such as 3D "WITHOUT" glasses can be achieved and they are putting true 1080 recording on a 2D option when everyone else is still on a 720 recording bug. By the way, this is a phone device and not a TV. You may be able to see it on a TV but it's made to be 3D on your phone. Does that make sense...honestly? They also have the Motorola Troll which may suit you best.

that 5mp sensor better be the best there is out on the market! other than that this phone destroys the competition. 1730mah battery!!!! YEEESSSS!

I am completely in love...only one fear of mine came true NO KICKSTAND. if your an Evo owner and you've found as many seemingly underrated uses for the kickstand as I have you feel my pain. I know the Evo wasn't the first with it but combined with that 4.3 it's magic. Sigh man I really wish they could've got it in there.

Great, so now there are two non-recessed camera lenses to get scratched in my pocket. This is almost a dealbreaker for me -- I like my phones naked, and don't want to have to worry about the camera (my Hero and Centro both managed to recess the camera lens).

Yeah, I thought they would have addressed this design problem. Perhaps there is a little bit of a ridge around the lenses that you can see that would avoid the lens resting directly on a surface.

BTW, if you put the phone in your pocket, you can just as easily scratch a recessed lens as well, no?

you can also just as easily scratch the screen, as big as that lens is, I bet there will be protectors for it, I'll have a case anyways that recesses it, just like on my EVO.

The difference is that now you can't put the phone down on either side, nor do you have a kickstand to keep the lenses from making contact with the surface. A phone is a 4.3" screen is big enough without a case. Now we're forced to put a case on it. I'll stick with the original Evo.

I don't care about the 3d but I'll take two flush cameras I won't use any day over the evo's current camera lens that sticks out! :)

EDIT: seeing the hands on pics it looks like it isn't totally flush. piss!

SO the video that you capture in 3D...can you watch it without the glasses on a TV? Or is a 3D tv needed?

You need a 3D TV to watch it on your TV, or you can watch it IN 3D right on the phone WITHOUT glasses.

So then unless you plan to view 3D movies on your phone, it's rather pointless to even shoot 3D movies? Can they even be viewed on a computer? I don't have a 3D display on my PC.

And no, that wasn't spam... SIGH!!

Besides Sense, what does this have over the Optimus 3D? And obviously Sprint is not the "first" to have a 3D mobile device...there have already been 2 other ones announced this week.

1.2ghz asynchronous processor is huge, no other dual core phone has an asynchronous processor, none.
True 4G
1GB of RAM
Made by HTC instead of LG

"First" will be based on which releases first, not announced.

I was wondering this myself. WiMax definitely isn't "True 4G" (even though technically nothing really is, but point being, WiMax isn't the best there is).

haha, yeah whatever. Running on WiMax's 4G and using my EVO as a modem as I am typing at the moment. I can watch movies and play games if I want to on my computer, all powered by WiMax. I save tons of cash not having an huge internet bill except the lousy $10 a month I pay that's mandatory and the one time $15 I gave to PDA Net to get the app, all this without Sprint's data cap. You people need to lay off wining about who is the fastest 4G, blah blah friggin blah, and just enjoy what the crap you have. You people have no idea how great you have it. There is of course the option of jumping aboard another network like ATnT's or Verizon's and get monkey r@ped in the tail end. Your choice.

LTE is no more 4G than WiMax, but both are more 4G than HSPA+ which is even technically considered 4G by the ITU. LTE may be faster than WiMax, in some cases, definitely NOT all as the Thunderbolt has shown, but GSM 3G was faster than CDMA 3G and that dind't make CDMA any less 3G did it? Educate yourself.

All I was asking was if they announced if the EVO 3D was going to use different "4G" tech than the EVO 4G. Adding "True 4G" to a spec list makes it seem like they are doing some upgrades to the network for it.

None of the tech out right now meets the qualifications to be called 4G, so you can't say WiMax is any more 4G than HSPA+ if you are also going to say LTE isn't more 4G than WiMax.

That wasn't a spec list, it was the differences between the LG phone and this one. I also stated that all 3 technologies are considered 4G by the ITU, but only 2 of them are actually separate technologies from 3G, but this has been beat to death, and has nothing to do with the EVO 3D.

Yeah, that was my point exactly. It seems like they are implying that the any other 4G phone that came out before isn't "True 4G", but this is the same WiMax that the original EVO & Epic use. It is the same WiMax that the Nexus S 4G will use along with every other Sprint 4G offering.

No need for Modplan to get his panties all in a bunch. I am just pointing out that it isn't any more "True 4G" than anything else they have offered or will be offering.

omg read the post I was originally replaying to, this was not a spec list but a list of differences, read it. Sprint never said anything about True 4G.

Okay, that is all I was wondering, whether or not Sprint said it. Read my posts again carefully, and you will see that is what I was asking.


Wow, thanks for the education that's going to help pay my bills. Can you make a call on your phone without a drop call ever? Good, so can I. Running on WiMax's 4G and using my EVO as a modem as I am typing at the moment. I can watch movies and play games if I want to on my computer, all powered by WiMax. I save tons of cash not having an huge internet bill except the lousy $10 a month I pay that's mandatory and the one time $15 I gave to PDA Net to get the app, all this without Sprint's data cap. You people need to lay off wining about who is the fastest 4G, blah blah friggin blah, and just enjoy what the crap you have. You people have no idea how great you have it. There is of course the option of jumping aboard another network like ATnT's or Verizon's and get monkey r@ped in the tail end. Your choice. That's education enough for me. I need coffee. Thanks for the laugh his morning, I just caught cancer from the superficial BS that's coming from my monitor. (same comment as above, just with more happy sugarry goodness)

That's the funniest thing I've read in weeks. I was laughing so hard I had to shut the door on my office. Thanks for that!!

Sweet it has the Nascar app preloaded! ! ! ! (insert giant fart sound! ! ) seriously tho I'm so excited to get this phone :)

Looks awesome, makes me wish I didnt sell my EVO and got the Thunderbolt, I gave up on WiMax and am loving the LTE, hopefully Verizon will get a LTE variation of this beast, I wonder how thick it is

(Barely) Thinner then the original Evo it appears, and a tad taller.

Evo 3D:

5.0" x 2.6" x .48" (LxWxT)

Evo 4G:

4.80 x 2.60 x 0.50

The battery is likely the same physical size, just beefyer and this is going to need it with those specs.

Not enough here for me to shake me loose of my Evo, I don't think. What we need is a quality improvement of the 2D camera, and improved video and recorded sound quality. I couldn't care less about gimmicky 3D. But I'll wait for the verdict on the hands-on reports.

Will definitly miss the kickstand, which shouldn't be a big deal for most but is for me.

3D aside...

A processor more than twice as fast, a screen infinitely better than that of the EVO, twice as much RAM, awesome battery out of the box, latest Sense and Android OS...that isn't enough to make you get rid of your EVO? I understand that the EVO is nice. But it isn't THAT nice. These aren't marginal upgrades. This is a whole new beast.

I'm not expecting that the speed increase or extra RAM will make a difference in my daily use. I run CM7 and hate Sense, so that means nothing to me. I have the Seido battery, and have no complaints with battery life. And I'm doubting that the screen is better, especially if you turn off 3D.

For my use, I'm betting that 2D photos will be worse with an inferior camera, since they now have two. No mention of a noise cancelling microphone or 3D audio. I will not upgrade my Evo until I can get something with truly upgraded camera, video, AND sound recording quality.

Not hating on this superb upgrade, mind you. Just doesn't flip my switch. I'll wait for the next big wave.

That's totally your right, but doubting that the extra RAM and processor speed will make a difference in your daily would be very surprised. Just using the Thunderbolt, which has the same core speed but newer processor, you can notice a speed difference from the EVO. Clock the core up .2 GHz and throw another one in, you are going to notice it fly.

Doubting that the screen is better is also a little silly. 3D on or not, the pixel density is higher, so it will be clearer at the very least. As the iPhone 4 camera shows, fewer megapixels doesn't always mean an inferior camera.

As for waiting for the next big wave, you're going to be waiting a while. If you are that satisfied with your EVO, more power to you.

Actually, we don't know if the screen will be clearer or better. It is just a higher resolution. The 3D technology might very well make the screen less bright or freaky in some way. Need more reviews first.

I think the issue is, there's nothing about the new EVO to make it standout above the other phones being released this year.

Compare the Evo 3D to Optiumus 3D... Compare it to any of the dual cored phoned out or are coming out... There's nothing to really make it stand out.

huh? 2 words, asynchronous processor

+ a laundry list of other features that cannot be found in anything else

The EVO 3D blows everything currently announced out of the water, just like the original EVO did, next fall all other carriers will be scrambling to catch up, just like they were last fall and even this Spring, Thunderbolt anyone?

"A processor more than twice as fast, a screen infinitely better than that of the EVO, twice as much RAM, awesome battery out of the box, latest Sense and Android OS...that isn't enough to make you get rid of your EVO?"

That's right. Of the features mentioned above, only the qHD screen comes close to making me throw down more cash and renew my contract. I already have an OEM size 1800mAh battery, and I can't stand Sense (I'm rockin' CM7). I'd probably care about the additional processing speed and RAM if I were a gamer, but the original Evo is fast enough for my needs.

Yesterday I was figuring I'll just get the Nexus.. no notification LED, cheap feel.. but the dealbreaker is the 16GB hard limit with no SD slot (very dumb.. 32 is what they need).

But this actually seems really good, I especially like that they care about the battery this time. And there's that post in the forums from that Blue dude that says the dual-core cpu is smaller than the old one.. so it's gotta use less power. Less power CPU, same size screen, gotta be better battery life even if they kept it the same, and with 1700mah it's definitely going to last longer.

Glad I didn't go get a Thunderbolt, aka, Evo 2010. The 2011 model is much nicer.

BlueScreen also said that it would have a kickstand (beefier and contoured to the back of the case), that it would be smaller and heavier than the 4G, it wouldn't have any logos on the front, it would have Netflix, it would have a 3mp FFC, NFC, etc. I wouldn't put too much stock in what he says.

I really cannot believe they omitted a KICKSTAND!!! What were they thinking? Yes, i realize how awesome the spec bumps are, but forgetting the most fundamental thing that made an evo an EVO is inexcusable...

i'm pretty sure they did this because there is no room for it on the back.... the 2 cameras takes up a larger portion of the phone, leaving the remaining part for the battery. i will def miss it, but it's def not a deal breaker.

I knew Sprint and HTC were working on something this good, to succeed the EVO 4G. Now I just have to wait until my 18 months are up to upgrade :-( Or i'll just break down and pay full price it will be well worth it. Later Android users!!!

The back of the E3D is just butt ugly!!

With that said, I want to know if the thing really has both WiMax and LTE radios. Also, where’s the beefed up kickstand I heard about?

Also, based on the release notes, it seems it's not much of an upgrade from the EVO 4G. It's as if they gave it a qHD screen with 3D, and put a dual core processor in to drive it. So what can the 3D do that the 4G can't, other then the 3D?

I'm wondering if you dont feel this is a big upgrade, what were you expecting???

People still need to remember that it's still a phone!!! The Evo was an excellent phone and they addressed the most important things to be upgraded. What more do you want "Freekin laser beams"???

This is pretty much what I "expected", but what I hoped for was a more attractive, thinner, less boxy design that retained the kickstand. Considering that the Incredible shipped with 8GB internal storage almost a year ago, I'm a little surprised that the E3D didn't follow suit. If the Atrix (still rumored to come to Sprint) didn't have Blur and a locked bootloader, I'd consider it the better of the two phones.

How much memory storage will I actually have available to install apps? I am always running low on memory to install apps on my Evo, that is my main complaint with it. Even the run from SD only helps so far.

I am also kind of mad at Sprint since now they won't allow a lot of us original Evo users to upgrade to this after April 1. I will only be a silver member as most here will be!

I mentioned this in the live blog about not being able to upgrade as many will lose their annual upgrade status as I am sure many used their upgrade last June or later last year. But somehow that didn't make it past the censors as apparently that's not an important topic to talk about. I think this sucks as many will have to either hold out or pay the ETF.

Nothing else needs to be said on this one. Yeah I will miss the KICKSTAND totally and I hope to find a case or someone makes one with the kickstand. Otherwise sprint hit a HOMERUN ON THIS.... SPECS WISE NOTHING COMPARES.. Great day at sprint i will be moving on to the new member of the Htc Evo Family the Evo 3d and retiring the granddaddy of 4g my current Evo 4g very soon.

the only spec i havent read is if the battery is removable. anyone know whether it is or not? from all the press photos i cant tell if the back pops off or not.

Ummm, you may want to read it again then, Chief

Pay specific attention to bullet point #3 before the press release or #5 in the "Specifications" list.

Reading comprehension FTW!! :-)

Only the qHD screen would tempt me away from the Evo. I guess I'm not enough of a spec geek to care about the other bullet points. The E3D isn't impressive enough for me to re-up my contract.

I'm shocked of the several people who don't think its much of an upgrade. Faster processors, and 2 of them, double the ram, better screen, 3D whether its a gimmic or not the phone doesn't need it to be a large upgrade.

Ask yourself how everything you mention other than the 3D will affect your daily use of the phone. Then you'll see why some of us will stick with the Evo we have since we don't have the yearly upgrade and can only change at great expense.

I have to agree. I'm already able to upgrade but can't see what all the extra horsepower will give me over my current Evo. My OG Evo plays every game I've tried, ran every app I've downloaded without any hesitation and done pretty much everything I've asked it to. Now running CM7rc2 and I'm getting 25+ hours of battery life. I love being on top of cutting edge gadgets but I'm having a hard time answering the question "what can the E3D do that I can't do with my current Evo (besides 3D)?" Hopefully as the release date nears we'll get more info but as of now I'm sticking with the OG.

same here, but that is NOW, in 6 months, in 10 months, in 12 months the original EVO WILL NOT run the newest apps and games and apps that will run will run slow. The current EVO Specs will be what is in the cheap crap android phones in 6 months. That is why I'm upgrading.

As long as I can run Flash, that's a powerful enough processor for me. As for new apps and games that require dual core processors, half of them will be for Tegra Zone, PlayStation Suite, or some other proprietary crap that may or may not run on the E3D's chipset.

So, now the questions...

1. Dedicated camera button?
2. MicroSD removable without having to take out the battery?
3. Spec sheet mentions "HDMI via USB." What does that mean?
4. If there's a true HDMI port, does it do full HDMI mirroring like is promised in the Optimus 2x?
5. Any audio recording improvements? Noise cancelling microphone?
6. What class rating of SD is required for 3D video?

1. Dedicated camera button?
2. MicroSD removable without having to take out the battery?
3. Spec sheet mentions "HDMI via USB." What does that mean?
--USB adapter that plugs in to the usb port and then has a usb port AND an HDMI port on it, like a splitter.
4. If there's a true HDMI port, does it do full HDMI mirroring like is promised in the Optimus 2x?
--This is supposedly done through the adapter
5. Any audio recording improvements? Noise cancelling microphone?
--When I was watching it on UStream, sounded like noise cancelling mic was confirmed, but the audio was not clear
6. What class rating of SD is required for 3D video?
--Probably a min of whatever it comes with.

Having just gotten the Thunderbolt, I am green with envy. I hope Verizon has something down the line not too far out that can rival this. I would make the switch to Sprint, but they get absolutely no coverage in my hometown. I would be fine at college, but coming back home and having no service...not okay.

I feel like I am always holding out for the Big Red to take a jump and step ahead of everyone else. I've yet to see it. That said, I'm still liking my Dinc and am not about to get a TBolt or jump to Spunk for this. Looks like I will just have to wait for V to come out with the Lightening Bolt next year (EVO 3D's drunk uncle).

Yeah, I feel you there. I always think...Verizon is like the number one network, of course they are going to have something awesome to compete. But if this year follows the trend of last year, Verizon folk are going to be looking at Sprint people with phone envy (not network envy).

Incredible was released around this time, then the EVO in Summer. Now the Thunderbolt, then the 3D in the Summer. At least in the HTC front, Bolt might be the best Verizon gets this year. And I just can't find it in me to go Moto, since I love HTC so much. But HTC loves Sprint so much!

Yup, no Moto for me. Sticking with HTC. Considering the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and Sprint busting out better phones than anyone, Verizon will need to step it up.

This time next year if AT&T is allowed to swallow T-Mobile, Verizon will be looking at Sprint with come hither eyes... LOL!!

at least its something new from HTC & not just a repackaged one (i.e : Desire HD\Inspire 4G\Incredible S - minus the smaller screen)
At least the ThunderBolt had a small redesign

Even though the spec list is great (or amazing to some people) , this thing is fUGLY , it looks like a stretched Evo Shift (i'm not saying Evo Shift is ugly) & the 2 cameras looks like a retard robot (Wall.E any one ?) , beside It looks cheap to me (Galaxy S I9000 cheap)

I'M NOT A HATER , but thats how I see it , some times HTC creates a "work of art\Masterpiece" (Design wise) like the Desire HD or the OG Incredible or the Trophy (simple , but cool) & other times they create things like this !!!

I kinda was expecting a better design than this , but i guess every one have his own taste

Still , could've been worse !

that being said , I'm looking forward to Motorola's response (thats how i see it , the rival to HTC is Motorola & Vise versa) to EVO 3D (not the Atrix or the Droid Bionic , but the new things , since these two are just the start)

Great job on this phone Sprint and HTC! The iPhone 5 has it's work cut out for it. That thing will have to poop gold to keep up with the Evo 3D.

The EVO 3D has some awesome specs. I just can't believe they didn't include a kickstand. I think I'll stick to my EVO for now. I don't see this phone that much of an upgrade. Who knows. Maybe this isn't the true sequel.

Going to miss the kickstand!we get it! take your Evo and put a better screen on it, make it 2wice as fast,more memory and a bigger battery!how is that not better? my EVO is great but add all of this to it and its that much better!upgrade if you can people if not evo 4G is nice!

Of course it is better overall. But many people (myself included) don't like *losing* a feature when upgrading. Certainly you can appreciate that.

your right don't take away something and call it an upgrade! when comparing it to other phones the stand wouldn't be what puts it over the top! that's all im saying!

Just called sprint. I can get $75 off on a full price of the EVO 3D or wait 22 months to get the discounted price.

22 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This sucx!