AT&T customers are patiently waiting for the glorious arrival of the HTC One X smartphone, but it looks like Sprint fans are in for a treat too. We’re hearing that a variant of the One X is coming to Sprint and it could be unveiled next month as the HTC EVO One.
It’s a well known secret now that Sprint will soon launch their 4G LTE network to match those from Verizon and now AT&T which are now well established. In order for this to be a success they need a new flagship handset to gain the interest of consumers, and what better way for it to be Sprint’s version of arguably the best Android smartphone announced so far.
The HTC One X will arrive on AT&T in the coming months and judging by recent benchmark results, it’s going to be the fastest Android phone ever – easily eclipsing Verizon’s best handset in the Galaxy Nexus. Android Central has gained intel from an insider that April 4th will see the official unveiling of the EVO One for Sprint, and that a release will happen sometime during June.
Specs will largely be the same as the One X, and being LTE-based, it will only feature a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor unlike the International version which packs a Tegra 3 1.5Ghz quad-core+1 chip. This is by no means a hindrance though as the benchmark tests from the AT&T version proved that the Snapdragon S4 chip is still capable of competing with the best quad-core chips out there at the moment. Other impressive specs include an HD 4.7-inch AMOLED display, an 8 megapixel rear camera with 2MP front-camera and of course Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 UI on top.
Like all recent HTC smartphones, this will be another Beats Audio device, but there’s no indication yet if this will have support for NFC to take advantage of features such as Android Beam and Google Wallet. The most pleasing aspect from our point of view is that the initial specs list also reveals a possible 2,650mAh battery, which is remarkable considering that the AT&T One X only features a 1,600mAh battery.
That is over 1,000mAh of extra juice to utilize, so that makes the Sprint version a lot better on paper from where we’re standing. Surely HTC wouldn’t alienate AT&T One X buyers in this way with the huge difference in battery capacity? At the moment though, these specs are still pending until the big reveal on April 4th. If you were previously dead set on picking up a HTC One X from AT&T, let us know if you’re now thinking about changing your mind for a 2,650mAh beast from Sprint instead.