Here it is, friends, the moment you've all been waiting for: a true 4G phone. It's the HTC EVO 4G. You're looking at an 8 Ghz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera, a HD Video capture, HDMI video out, and a 4.3" screen ...and even a little kickstand on the back. Availability this summer - more as we get it, we're here live now! Follow us on twitter for updates.

Update: also acts as a Mobile WiFi Hotspot, yo! More specs: there is also a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. Two new apps on board: Qik video streaming is there and a new app called YouTube HQ which streams higher quality YouTube videos when you are on WiFi or 4G

 Full Press Release after the break.

Today at CTIA Wireless, Sprint and HTC announce the upcoming availability of the new HTC EVOTM 4G device to be offered this summer. The HTC EVO 4G is the world’s first 3G/4G Android device and offers one of the most robust multimedia experiences on a wireless phone. Sprint 4G delivers peak download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, giving HTC EVO 4G the fastest data speeds of any U.S. device available today.

This feature packed device delivers a multimedia experience at 4G speeds that is second to none, making it possible to download music, pictures, files, or videos in seconds. Also boasting a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and dual cameras – an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, the HTC EVO 4G ensures a smooth experience. Additionally, you can watch streaming video on-the-go on one of the largest pinch-to-zoom 4.3 inch display.

In addition to these class-leading features, the HTC EVO 4G incorporates the HTC Sense user experience and adds a number of new features, including Friend Stream, which aggregates multiple social communication channels including Facebook and Twitter into one organized flow of updates. The HTC Sense experience also touts a “Leap” thumbnail view to easily switch between home screen “panels;” the ability to download new, interactive widgets; and a “polite” ringer, which quiets the ringing phone once lifted up. With these added features, the HTC EVO 4G is as intuitive as it is powerful.

Customers will be able to purchase HTC EVO 4G through all Sprint channels and through national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, this summer. Pricing will be announced at a later date and pre-registration begins today at www.sprint.com/evo.

 
There are 42 comments

Spork1673 says:

DROOOOOOOOOL !!! i want !

gdubmedia says:

Holy shyte. This thing is an effing beast!!!!

Go here for vid:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-is-sprints-android-powered...

Amazing. I'm buying this...upgrade or not. The wife can deal with the money loss. ha ha

Droid_Moment says:

AMen to that!

afazel says:

Do want! Wonder if I can remove Sense, though.... Hopefully it'll be snappy enough on that hardware that I won't want to remove Sense, but I have to say that I think I prefer the stock Android keyboard to the HTC keyboard.

Ky772 says:

I think you can, yeah. You can do so on the Desire, this should be able to do the same.

vbsoulpole says:

8ghz processor?!?!? That's unpossible!!!

gdubmedia says:

EDIT: 1ghz.

ungerberry says:

Yeah, I dropped my jaw at that one too. I assume he meant 1 ghz. Those expensive Vegas drinks can hamper counting abilities.

Also, beautiful phone. Pretty savvy of HTC to make their "best phone yet" for Google, and then turn around and blow it out of the water with this bad boy.

ripcity00 says:

Either a typo or one heck of a battery!

NickF227 says:

OMG.

BRING IT TO MY MOUF.

Was really excited and confused at the same time till I realised you can't type well, and it only has a 1 GHz processor, not 8. Haha.

rufflez says:

I can do without the mobile hotspot if they are going to charge for it. Hopefully its not mandatory :/ otherwise that would be a deal breaker for me. I really like the size of this beast. Can't wait for release!

Ky772 says:

Man, if Sprint keeps its low price WITH 4G... Game over for everyone. Full stop. Nothing lives.

I hope they don't charge extra.. please, please, Sprint!

Darkshneider says:

Boner, simple.

BaggerX says:

I just wish the GSM carriers didn't suck. Sprint and Verizon have the best networks. I had Sprint a few years back, but dropped them because they kept screwing up my bill and overcharging me. Went to Verizon after that and they were ok, but wouldn't give me the employer discount I was supposed to get even though I submitted the paperwork three times. They kept losing it, or so they said.

So now I've been back with Sprint for the past year. Their customer service is much better than I remembered, and they haven't screwed up my bill so far. Got a good price on the family plan and haven't had any connection problems. Now I just want a good phone. I was thinking about the Hero (my wife has it and loves it except for the lack of task syncing with Exchange), but now I think I'll wait for this one!

thebizz says:

It's nice I mean this is exactly what I wanted but I can do without sprint. Wonder what the price will be

Looks like true high quality video calls, finally, from your phone. 3G can't even handling recieving HD streaming to a .4MP screen like the Droid has. At 6MB/Sec download speed, I'm sure this phone can handle that nicely. Wifi hot spot - I doubt they will charge a per-month charge for that. Most phones are capable of doing that now, with the right software.

deparson says:

I want it...now...no yesterday.

Agggg, I just want it!

...in a good way!!

Kadafy#AC says:

I'm goin to toss my Pre out the window while I wait in line. D.C. Has had WiMax coverage for awhile now.

atrpm says:

OMG!!!! I want this now........ now.......

megagamer44 says:

Holy effing mother crapping god sound like a dream makes my eris look llike the first phone or "the brick"

atomicdog21 says:

omgmomgomgmomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg

atomicdog21 says:

edit for clarity: OMG!

He123321 says:

Thats what Im talking about, Sprint finally came out like a Big Boy :-) I found my Hero replacement...

showson1 says:

8Ghz Snapdragon? ;)

ny3ranger says:

You mean 1 gig because we dont even have 8 gig desktops.

atomicdog21 says:

I hear it turns water into wine.

Seriously, everything i think we hoped it would be. BUT... look closer: Sprint possibly setting up the technology to do simaltaneous voice and data? Go make me a sandwich ATT...

Mike20PR says:

hahaha 8GHZCPU?????

my next phone BTW

benhurober says:

i can haz EVO naow plx?

Ky772 says:

This phone is made of awesome and win.

How can ANYONE who's into any form of smartphone deny this? Even if you're an Iphone fanboy, you should see the sheer greatness of this phone.

XIPHONER says:

SUCK IT IPHONE AND AT&T!!!!!!!!!HA

Mr. Z says:

I wanted to switch to AT&T for iphone, then T-MO for nexus, and now sprint for this. I guess with android your phone will only be on top for a couple months, so choose the network first and the phone second. I Chose verizon and will be loving droid for 2 years. With a booming platform like android, ive learned to go carrier first for complete satisfaction. Just my 2 cents. Awesome phone.

pageproaudio says:

Is this supposed to be the HTC Supersonic....or is that a totally separate phone.

tkfox007 says:

Is that the Supersonic?

mflava#AC says:

Now I love phone, but never has any phone ever made me just want to cry! OMG, PHONE HEAVEN! I mean HD movies, HDMI output, Kickstand, 2 cameras...do I need to continue. TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Droid_Moment says:

OMG I wet my drawers!

This phone is freaking hot!

AndroidBoi says:

Isn't this the Sprint version of the HTC Incredible that's coming to Verizon soon? They seem pretty similar.

spectre13 says:

The phone looks great even its capabilities r freakin awesome but the way things r going for Sprint phones I think I will wait for the EVO2

torture! I just got Sprint to swap out my Pre (4th one and they tried to give me a 5th!!) for the Samsung Moment..Now I'm good and used to Android so I'm READDDYYYYYY!!!! Now for the waiting game!!

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