The Motorola Photon 4G is one of the most anticipated Sprint devices, right along with the HTC EVO 3D. Now that the EVO 3D has been out for a few weeks, people may be wondering when Sprint’s first NVIDIA Tegra 2 device is coming. We knew it was coming “sometime this summer,” but we now have a specific date! Sprint has just announced this device will be released July 31 with a price of $199.99 on a 2-year contract.
Being a Sprint Premier customer always has its benefits, one of which is that devices usually become available to them first. Such is the case for the Motorola Photon 4G. It will be available online 3 days earlier (on July 28) for Premier customers.
Motorola Photon 4G Specifications
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 4.3-inch qHD display (540 x 960)
- 16GB of onboard memory (support for up to 32GB SD Card)
- 8 MP rear-facing camera / VGA front-facing camera
- 4G WiMAX capable
As you can see, another great feature is the kickstand–something EVO 3D users are really missing. Overall, this is a great device and will surely competing closely with the HTC EVO 3D for Sprint customers. Sprint customers who like Tegra devices (mostly for gaming) will be happy to know that they now have a choice.
The Photon will still come with a locked bootloader, something HTC is fixing soon for EVO 3D and Sensation users, so that may be another factor to consider when choosing between these devices. If you like root/ROM friendly devices, the EVO 3D may be a better choice. What do you guys say? Are you purchasing one of these after July 31? Do you prefer the EVO 3D? Share your opinions with us and stay tuned for more on this device soon!