"I'm just going to cover it with a case anyway." That's a sentence we've heard from more than a few of you in regards to the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE. Whether you really do think it's the most hideous device since the <insert really ugly device here> or if you're going to look for a case for the sake of protection <insert surprisingly rational reaction here>, cases certainly will be part of the EVO 4G LTE experience.

HTC had a few EVO 4G LTE cases under glass at its booth at CTIA in New Orleans. While we haven't yet gotten a chance to get our slippery fingers (blame the po boys) on them, from the looks of things we're looking at some slim shells, and that's a good thing. The other important feature is that the kickstand is allowed to do its thing.

We've got another couple pics after the break if you're looking for a little extra EVO 4G LTE case love.

More: EVO 4G LTE forums

There are 18 comments

glazedfaith says:

Is that the One S kickstand case? Can you get somebody to verify that it does work flipped over with the usb port on top? I can't see why it wouldn't, since it's spring-loaded

csierra72 says:

These are for the EVO 4G LTE.

glazedfaith says:

Look at the last picture and the phone in it. The placard clearly states that it is a hard-shell case WITH kickstand. That's a different phone, the ONE S, in a case with a kickstand (note the NOT red kickstand). I'm not saying the others aren't the ONE X. I'm asking about the last photo. There have been tons of people saying the kickstand case for the ONE S would prohibit charging while...kick...stood. Again, I appreciate your response, and since three of the four posted pictures clearly show a case with a cutout for a kickstand, you're 75% right.

Mikey47 says:

Wish 3rd party suppliers, like Seidio, could launch their stuff before launch of the device...

Robbzilla says:

I'm sure there'll be an Otterbox out for it by the time it hits.

Nate#AC says:

There wasn't an Otterbox case available for the original HTC EVO 4G until several months after it was released. Seidio and Case-mate were much quicker to market.

aldrydd says:

They're available for pre-order on Amazon right now (though they do not appear on the Otterbox site). "Ships within 2 to 5 weeks."

sxayarath says:

Do we know when and where these will be available? I just pre-ordered the E4GLTE yesterday.

craigpoland says:

What the site says for me now :( Status: Your order or a portion of your order is in backorder status. If you would like to select an alternate product or cancel your backordered item, please call 866-789-8292 between 8:00 a.m. EST to 11:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday or 9:00 a.m. EST to 9:00 p.m. EST on Saturdays and Sundays.Please note that cancellation requests may not always process successfully due to the speed of warehouse processing.If you cancelled your backordered item but still received a shipment, please refuse the shipment or call us to process a return within 14 days of receipt.

bigtank says:

I like the gel case...cant wait to order it

Great looking case You go EVO 4G LTE...

I remember seeing HTC show off some of these slim gel cases for the One X a few weeks ago on here (I believe Phil did that article) and I was actually impressed. I like minimal amount of case covering. I wanna show off that sexy beast of an EVO!

Phil, please do what you can to get an answer out of HTC on how, when, where and how much! Lie, cheat, steal...kill? JK :D Answers would be greatly appreciated!


Impulses says:

They sell the HTC branded cases for the One X at AT&T stores, so I imagine Sprint stores will carry these.

crxssi says:

Have zero interest in a case. I use a belt-clip side load pouch for the phone and would need that even if it were in a case, anyway. Although that black gel thing is not bad.

smotrs says:

Anyone know what material hardness these cases are? Are they Gel or silicone based meaning really soft material or are they a harder rubberized plastic which will stay in place when you put the phone in your pocket?

I'm guessing hard rubberized plastic from the pictures, since they don't appear to be sagging in the middle, but you never know. In the first picture, the kinda purple case in the upper right corner is definitely a hard plastic, otherwise it wouldn't be that shiny.

zakphi says:

quick question, who here hates the glossy removable piece(located on back) on the evo 4g lte? if you say yes, what do you think the chances are that sprint or htc or a third party company would come out with non-glassy versions? if that happened, i know i would definitely buy one.

Impulses says:

Someone on XDA manufactured and sold clear battery doors for the original EVO, to show off the red internals, eventually he made them in several colors etc. I don't think it's a stretch to think that someone will eventually do something similar for the EVO LTE if it sells well.

Those HTC cases look nice but they'll probably be overpriced. Still, I might get one if it's $20 or less, at least until I can get a matte TPU case from Diztronics.

jaytv says:

Aftermarket replacement covers for the EVOLTE aren't highly likely, as the antennas are encased in that plastic. Quite a tough one to engineer. Wrapped or painted covers, are much more likely.