Sprint fans who have been patiently waiting for a next-generation, high-end Android phone may finally get their wish in a matter of weeks at CTIA. A special invite was sent out today for a press event on March 22nd where CEO Dan Hesse will be showcasing their latest innovations. The exclusive invite was received by several Android blogs, so we are hoping that Sprint has some surprises in store for us.
Our rumor that Sprint might unveil an Android phone with a 3D display were way off and instead we got the Kyocera Echo announcement last month. That phone contained an interesting dual-display design, but the it also featured an old first-generation Snapdragon processor and the overall specs failed to impress the hardcore geeks.
We have absolutely zero information at this time about what Sprint is planning, but last year they used the show to announce the HTC EVO 4G which went on to become their best selling smartphone. The rumors of an EVO 2 have been growing louder and it makes perfect sense that Sprint could use this year’s CTIA to reveal the highly anticipated sequel.
HTC is most definitely working on a dual-core superphone, codenamed Pyramid, and we assume that design would most likely become the base platform for the EVO 2. I’d expect an oversized device that matches the original EVO with updated specs like a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor and 4.3 inch qHD display.
Another possible high-end phone that might get announced at this event is the Galaxy S II, but it will be hard for Samsung to produce a Sprint phone that can surpass the hype that an EVO 2 would generate.
If you are on Sprint and looking to upgrade your Android phone, what do you hope they announce at CTIA? Will the HTC EVO 2 satisfy your needs or do you want to see something completely different? For those waiting on the EVO 2, what specs do you hope Sprint includes for their next flagship phone?