It’s official. Sprint has officially announced the HTC EVO 3D! Picking up where the EVO 4G left off, the EVO 3D continues with the incredible awesomeness. Packing specs like a 4.3 inch qHD high-res glasses-free 3D screen (so it’ll look awesome whether you’re viewing 3D pics and videos or 2D everything else), dual 5 megapixel camera to capture videos in 3D (or Full HD 1080p when not in 3D mode), front camera for video chat, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, dual core 1.2 GHZ processor and the latest and greatest version of HTC Sense (with some really cool looking animations and a much more improved lock screen to get you from locked to your app in one click), and of course 4G.
We were able to get our hands (and eyes!) on the EVO 3D after Sprint’s launch event concluded moment ago, and we gotta say, assuming the price isn’t too high (we are talking about a glasses-free 3D, 4G beast after all!) and the battery life is solid (Sprint reps are telling us we can expect a full days use out of this– which would be insane!), Sprint looks to have another winner on their hands here.
The screen on the EVO 3D in 2D mode was nice, clear and crisp— and with the same resolution as the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, it’s one of the sharpest we’ve seen. And when we went to a 3D pic or video (which is for now all the 3D is used for– pic and video watching), it was equally mind-blowing. Sure glasses-free 3D isn’t perfect yet (you need to be looking straight at it to really see it), but it’s still pretty remarkable and will no doubt impress you and your friends every time you take it out.
A 3D pic on the EVO 3D
Speed on the EVO 3D also seemed extremely fast from the brief time we’ve spent with it. Apps opened up quickly and 3D videos played extremely well. You should have no problem playing Angry Birds and multitasking on this.
The EVO 3D’s 3D cameras. That 2D/3D switch on top? That controls whether you’re shooting in 2D or 3D
Last but not least, the 3D camera looks to be as impressive as everything else on here and should be great for sharing high quality 3D and 2D video with friends (you can even video chat with other EVO 3D users in 3D using the back 3D camera!).
No price has been announced but Sprint says we can expect a launch early this summer.
Looking for a new Sprint phone? If we were you we’d hold off on that for a few more days. With CTIA 2011 (CTIA is where a lot of the new cell phones for the US are announced, kinda like CES just completely focused on cell phones and tablets) set to kick off next Tuesday, Sprint has sent out invites for an “exclusive event.”
Now we’re sure you wondering right now: what does this all mean, and more importantly what new device(s) are they about to show off? Well, if the rumors are any indication, Sprint is about to unveil some seriously insane and awesome stuff. Rumors have been saying the event (which is slated to run an insane 2 and a half hours!) will include the next generation of the incredibly popular EVO 4G (which just so happens to have been announced at CTIA last year) possibly called the EVO 3D (yes, that would mean this phone would pack 3D!), an HTC EVO View 4G tablet (possibly an Android tablet with 10 inch screen), and a Sprint 4G version of Samsung’s Nexus S. Yeah, things look to be incredible indeed.
We’ll be live all week next week from CTIA in Orlando and will be at Sprint’s event, so make sure to check back here for everything you’re gonna want and need to know.