It’s official. The next in the EVO line of devices, the HTC EVO 4G LTE, will be hitting Sprint stores on May 18th for $199.99, in line with previous rumors. Of course, unless you’re in one of the handful of cities that will be getting LTE service this quarter, you’ll be relegated to Sprint’s worst-in-class 3G network, though you will have a device that’s future-proof. Sprint’s LTE network is expected to kick into heavy rollout mode in early 2013, so your wait may be longer than you’d like to bear.
That said, the EVO 4G LTE will easily become the must-have device on the Now Network, with a 4.7″ HD display, a snappy 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4 with HTC Sense 4, and HTC’s stellar 8 megapixel camera with ImageSense technology. The EVO 4G LTE will also be the first phone to feature HD Voice, which should translate to crystal clear phone calls. We went hands-on with the device at Sprint and HTC’s event in New York City, so be sure to check out our coverage before making your purchasing decision.
You can pre-order the HTC EVO 4G LTE at Sprint’s website, with shipments going out as early as May 15th for those who order ahead of launch. Otherwise, you can walk into your local Sprint store on May 18th to pick up the next great EVO device.