For a while, many were speculating the HTC Rider would be another 4G enabled device to grace Sprint’s network. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. It turns out the HTC Rider is in fact the HTC EVO 4G+ and is headed to South Korea. The story broke last night when a video of the handset hit YouTube, later followed by an official product page on HTC’s website.
The HTC EVO 4G+ is nearly identical to the HTC EVO 3D (scheduled to launch on Sprint’s network tomorrow). The key differences between the two phones are that the EVO 4G+ is a GSM HSPA+ handset with WiBro connectivity with only one camera on the back. Just think of it as an EVO 3D without the 3D.
Specs on the HTC EVO 4G+ include a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1 GB or RAM, 1 GB of ROM, 8 megapixel camera capable of recording video in 1080p, front-facing camera for video chat, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microUSB connector with MHL HDMI output and a 1730 mAh batter all running on Android 2.3 with HTC Sense 3.0.
From what we can tell, there’s no indication the HTC EVO 4G+ will be heading to this side of the Pacific any time soon. Without the 3D camera, the HTC EVO 4G+ features the same specs as HTC Sensation 4G that hit T-Mobile last week. Would any of you trade the body of the Sensation for that of the HTC EVO 4G+ if you had the choice?