Mar 22 AT 1:59 PM Taylor Wimberly 61 Comments

Sprint and HTC announce the EVO 3D, available beginning this summer

Today at CTIA, Sprint and HTC announced the EVO 3D, the successor to their most successful product ever. Highlights of the device include a 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D display, dual 5 megapixel main 3D cameras, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 1 GB RAM, and 4G of internal storage.

“Sprint is taking wireless innovation to the next level once again as we bring our customers the ability to experience 3D on their phone without glasses,” said Steve Elfman, president – Network Operations, Product and Wholesale, Sprint. “HTC EVO 3D makes it easy to take pictures or movies in 3D when you are on vacation, and then feel like you are there again when you view it months later. This device takes full advantage of Sprint’s powerful 4G network and offers the innovation one would expect as the next benchmark device in the prestigious EVO product line.”

The EVO 3D was heavily leaked, so most of the details were already known. About the only surprise when it comes to the hardware was the omission of the popular kickstand.

When it comes to software the EVO 3D will feature the latest Android 2.3 with HTC’s new Sense UI. The EVO 3D will also be the first device pre-loaded with the new Blockbuster On Demand app that has access to a large catalog of movies, including 3D titles.

Pricing was not announced, but Sprint did say the EVO 3D would be available beginning this summer. The original EVO 4G launched in June of last year, so we would expect something similar this time around.

To sign up for updates on the EVO 3D, visit Sprint’s official site.

Key Features:

  • Dual core 1.2GHz processor
  • 4.3” 3D qHD (540×960) sLCD display
  • 4G WiMAX technology
  • Dual 5 megapixel main 3D cameras
  • Android 2.3 with latest HTC Sense
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
  • DLNA and HDMI (MHL) video output
  • 1730mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Dual microphones for noise suppression
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, Light sensor, GPS/AGPS

EVO3DAngle EVO3DFront HTC EVO 3D back

Source: Sprint

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  • http://Website panic

    Megapixel is misspelled in the first paragraph ….and ….YEAAAAAAAA I’m psyched about this new phone

  • http://Website sct

    I am very happy I am a Sprint customer right now.

    • Digital-Derek

      First time anyone has ever said that before…

      “I am very happy I am a Sprint customer right now.”

      • http://Website Greg

        You’re kidding me, right? Sprint has been nothing but good to me. Plus, it’s way cheaper than everybody else. So, um. stfu.

        • http://Website fag

          U get what u pay for. Crap

  • Prince77

    My upgrade is in June, I will surely be waiting for this to drop. I can just give my Evo 4G to my girlfriend.

    • http://Website Tasha

      Noooo. You can give it to your sister :)

  • http://Website Snowbdr89

    My rooted droid x will still smoke that garbage, remember it is the sprint network : )

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Do you even know what you’re saying? Move along child.

    • NitroExpressNY

      stfu you dumb

  • http://Website Jayson

    And the Evo 3D rooted will smoke your Droid X!

  • http://Website Hans

    Reviews of poor battery life coming in 3…2….

    Lol kidding. But,you never know. It is either better or worse than the original Evo’s.

  • http://Website Adam

    Nice but how well does it play games? will it be able to play games such as Guerrilla Bob, Dungeon Defenders: First Wave, and Reckless Racing?

    And I wonder if the rumored Atrix could be coming to Sprint?

    • http://Website Andy

      My first gen Evo plays all those game like butter. I don’t think there will be a game out that this thing can’t play smoothly for at least 2 years. The only thing I can think of that this thing isn’t future proofed from is nfc.

  • http://Website Alex

    Isn’t the display 960×540? Or is it 540×960?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      It’s the same thing. Different companies list it both ways. Sometimes they give the height first and others the width.

    • http://Website Allie C

      That depends on which way you hold it, wide way or tall way.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    @Snowbdr80…. Your rooted Droid X is GARBAGE BUDDY… This is a proud day to be on sprint. I will miss that KICKSTAND TOTALLY but I am sure between now and the release date someone will create a case with a kickstand included so we will be fine.. Now its time for some youtube videos on this device for the rest of this week comparing this to the Lg Optimus 3D, Atrix 4g, Samsung Galaxy S2, Lg Optimus 2X, We need to see which is better… Sprint hit a HOMERUN ON THIS my suggestion to everyone is don’t hate participate in getting on line day one if you know any better

    • http://Website Hans

      My advice would be to actually compare the dual cores and not jump on the bandwagons. :)

    • http://Website Snowbdr89

      Droid x is far from garbage an its not on the fading out sprint network : p

      • http://Website Richard Yarrell

        Yeah ok…Your current droid x stock could’nt beat the Evo 4g in anything…I’m sure more rom’s for the evo exist than the droid x. We will close this debate cause all this talk is based on last year not today…The Evo 3d will PIMP SLAP YOUR UPCOMING DROID X2 SILLY

    • http://Website Anonymous

      just buy a cover with a kickstand, im sure htc will make one for those who miss is, btw my upgrade is in jan, and have you heard about the Nexus 3D?

  • http://Website AceoStar

    Any chance on more clearly defining beginning of the summer? If we’re talking June 1, I can wait until may and snag the Nexus S and return it in time for this badassbeast.

  • http://Website Jbn

    I hope it comes with a david blaine magic kit

  • http://Website dan

    Not an Evo wtf HTC and sprint an evo has a kickstand and a 8 megapixel camera.

    • masterpfa

      Can’t please all the people all of the time
      Dual core 1.2Mhz processor
      3D capability
      4 GB ROM
      1 GB RAM
      Gingerbread 2.3
      HTC sense 3.0
      Twin lenses
      But you disappointed because no KICKSTAND!

      • http://Website RockinEvo

        Funny how that works right, amazing how some can overlook all the positive n just focus on one minor lost. Personally no question I’m getting this for 2 reasons, 1. great improvement from a already great phone 2. Been with HTC for a long time n pleased with every device they push out.

    • http://Website Nick

      Dan, You need to read up on how “megapixels” work. They have nothing to do with the quality of the photo and too many will negatively impact its low light capability. Megapixels are the “size” of the photos, and unless you are printing 24×36 wall prints with your phone camera (you aren’t I promise. The Lens of a phone camera is too limiting) 5 megapixels is more than enough. Even for a nice 11×14.

      Source: I am a professional Photographer.

      (Also apparently the silver cover swings out as kickstand.)

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    Thank you Sprint! They got it right and only changed what they were suppose to. The kickstand isn’t really a deal breaker for me. This thing will be a monster!

  • http://Website Maximus

    Right now Sprint cant do anything wrong in my book!

    Especially with CEO Dan Hesse filing an Appeal to Congress on the AT&T-TMOBILE Deal

    Being a NEXUS S user and over a decade Customer on TMOBILE

    Anyone who is against AT&T is a Friend in my book

    The EVO 3D is a MONSTER!!!!!

    Great Specs, Vintage Design

    I was a Fan of the Kick Stan as it was very Convenient watching movies not sure why they would remove it seeing as they added 3D to it

    Still a Well done job

    • hinds

      How is the GPS on your Nexus s?

      • http://Website Maximus

        GPS works really Well i have no complaints and its very accurate in terms location

        Very fast

        Im sure the EVO3D will win on Benchmarks but u cant go Wrong with VAnilla Android

        the NEXUS S was my first Android Phone

        I came from the Black Berry World

        If your looking to But i would advise you to do so

        • http://Website hinds

          I’m considering getting the nexus s or xperia play! We in Canada get cool phones so late. You just made my decision come down to money! The evo 3d is amazing though. To bad its not GSM.

    • http://Website clocinnorcal

      There might not be a kickstand because of all the new hardware they had to cram into roughly the same size case. Just a guess.

      • http://Website Shiggity

        Yeah they said there’d be a case that’d readd the kickstand functionality. If I end up getting phone come my upgrade date (September) I’ll likely get that case, more for the protection of the device than the kickstand, but the kickstand is a welcomed addition.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    I welcome this device with ease. I welcome everything Sprint is getting with ease. I love Sprint. I do feel like I am not as excited as I thought I would’ve been when this was announced. I know it will be an awesome device and perform well daily. It’s just something that isn’t there for me. Idk exactly. Idk if its the design or what. It kind of looks like they took an original Evo and the Thunderbolt outer frame and snapped it on. I’m not bashing it. Just think the design could be better. Hardware is sweet though and software. I think all Sprint customers should be proud. Even with the Echo you can tell Sprint is trying new things and touching every area. They’re heading in the right direction and seems like to me they’re the only down to earth carrier that makes sense. Best plans and now a soon to be arsenal lineup and still building. They just make sense. No pun needed.

    It’s this, NS4G, or GSII(whenever that comes state side).. I understand the NS4G isn’t dual but it still performs so well and pure. Its just tempting. I love the design on the GSII. Who knows how that will look when Sprint gets it, plus all the rumors to converting to Tegra and Super Clear LCD. Changes like that are making me and I’m sure others rethink how they initially went for the device. Super LCD is nice but not Plus. Plus is more responsive etc. But can’t assume now, its not even here.

    So many choices. Or I could wait until the end of the year and see if Google pumps out a dual pure core experience. Hopefully Sprint and all carriers get that. I think Google should allow every customer to have the feeling of pure on top of the line hardware on all carriers. So much has changed in a year with mobile. I like it all. I’m happy for other carriers as well. Keep it real. Android is Android. You should want it to be the best all across the board because it has an impact on your device most likely.

    • http://Website UniqueNate

      I almost forgot about the rumored Atrix for Sprint. That’s next month right?

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Bottom line here is with tmobile becoming at&t this only leaves sprint as the LAST AFFORDABLE CARRIER STANDING FOR ANDROID. I can now see the fact that Google and Sprint are forming a closer business relationship due to the fact that all Sprint only devices are coming integrated with google voice including our new Htc Evo 3d. Google will not STAND BY and allow AT&T to bring down android so I can see the next google experience device coming to SPRINT FIRST JUST LIKE IT USE TO ON TMOBILE. Google cares deeply about affordability and they will build a close relationship with sprint and based on that the future WILL BE VERY BRIGHT FOR SPRINT/GOOGLE/HTC. NOTHING BEATS THIS COMBINATION. I openly welcome the Htc Evo 3d to the Evo family on sprint we are in for a great summer on the NOW NETWORK.

  • http://Website Greg

    I’m actually very impressed with this, and it may be my next phone… BUT I’ll have to compare it with Sprint’s version of the “atrix” unless of course, the rumors are untrue. I love my evo, but a laptop/charging/thingy is pretty sweet.

    Sprint can’t really lose on either of those phones. The only possible “lose” if if the EVO 3D’s pricepoint is too high, and if the Atrix’s laptop-thing is too expensive (as it is on ATT).

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

  • http://Website muamat

    I have iPhone 4

    • http://Website gladiator_posse

      You have small head.

    • bero

      i admire ur courage :D

  • http://Website Goldni

    I saw in one of the videos that HTC will be selling a kickstand backplate for the EVO 3D. He said they just wanted to try to keep it as light as the first EVO (6oz) the same size and affordable. It is pretty amazing that HTC packed all of the new tech in while keeping it the same size albeit skinnier and longer. The only thing I am bummed about is the 2D/3D rocker switch. Why is that only for the camera? They really need to have a dedicated button to cut off the 3D like the Nintendo 3DS.

    • http://Website gladiator_posse

      Do we know for sure that it isn’t a universal 2d/3d switch? It seems like a no brainer to me…Ah well…no phone I’ve ever had has been perfect. This will surely be the closest yet. I might have left Tmobile for this phone even without those bastards at AT&T…Seriously, Taylor…I think you might have had something to do with that merger when you bit on the Atrix…don’t bring me down man!

  • http://Website Jeff


    Come on HTC. No kickstand? I can live without that. No chimney? Where does the smoke go? Where can the smoke go? IN MY HOUSE, THAT’S WHERE.

    Sprint/HTC, you want me to get an Evo 3D? GET A CHIMNEY!!!
    (That’s 3 exclamation marks)

  • http://Website mar2784

    I like this very much sounds better then the pyramid I really like T-Mobile but I do not want my sexy nexus one on that network (at&t) so I don’t know what the future holds will I go back to sprint or let my phone get murdered

  • http://Website hawke

    I wish it had charging via induction on a pad. Super cool :(

  • http://Website Bay Area

    Will definately pick this up as im a current Evo owner and very happy with it. The no kickstand thing wont be a deal breaker for me but i dont like the BS explantation that HTC gave for removing it ‘ We wanted to make the phone more pocketable” Cmon man seriously!!!!!!!!! ‘ they removed the damn kickstand because the 3d effects of the phone are best viewed straight on if ur viewing it with the slight tilt via the kickstand u wont get the proper 3d effect

  • http://Website hood rat

    its so damn bud ugly, im waiting for the new shiny iPhone!

    *flips you the bird*

  • http://Website Lisa Ann

    so fat but no kickstand???? lol, what an epic fail….

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    I just thought about something. Evo represents evolution. I was watching a couple reviews on the Evo 3D & something the guy from mobile tech I believe said. The rep also said something as well that made me think. One was like it’s not replacing the Evo. It’s just the next step in evolution. The other guy said you now have 3 knights on sprint. Evo shift, Evo 4G, and 3D. He also said he thinks there wil be another one in the future. That could mean anything.

    I was thinking before this was officially announced, I was like why would the successor be a 3D phone. Not that it’s bad cause as we all can see this is a nice phone, but not everyone will want one in 3D. You can’t turn it off like we all thought. Only for video and pictures you can. That makes sense because your friend may not be able to get it in a mms or something. The number 2 is not in the Evo 3D. They could possibly make one still. Evo is a brand. Usually to make it clear they add 2 or II in there. Notice sprint is introducing innovative devices. Evo 3D could just be another innovative device like the Echo. More love then the Echo of course lol. Just something to think about. Not trying to start rumors. Sorry if it’s a lot of mistakes. Mobile at the moment.

    • http://Website Sarah

      Evomit 3D tastes like your neighbors bum azz!

      • http://Website Shiggity

        Must. Resist. Feeding. The. Troll.

  • spark

    i hate the HTC EVO,in March,i bought a HTC EVO 4G Shift,the LCD digitzer cracked easily when it fell on the carpet,i was totally angry about this,i spend A lot of money ordering this digitizer
    but,the problem is ,there is no fix manual,i search everywhere.what can i do now?

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  • http://Website ko

    May be a power hogging monster device that hype up all those fancy picture do nothing much other than a heavy brick in your pocket.

  • http://Website imrblankie

    As I am not really following either of these 3D phones, the Thrill 4G or the EVO 3D. But I hope HTC and LG took some tips from Nintendo and added a depth slider or something to these devices. It just seems like a terrible idea to have something like a phone use the parallax barrier tech seeing as it is known to make people nauseous or had bad headaches. Like I like idea of a 3D phone but the actual implication of it into the world kinda crazy, a phone something you will most likely be using 24 hours a day unlike a video game handheld like the 3DS.

  • http://Website ana

    does anybody know if it has wifi hotspot??

  • http://Website Cameron

    me wants! too bad I’m on Verizon… running Gingerbread on my rooted Droid X – it will have to do for now. Long live overclocking!