Mar 28 AT 6:28 PM Taylor Wimberly 53 Comments

HTC One X coming to Sprint as “EVO One” in June?


Last month we heard the HTC One X was coming to Sprint and today Jerry Hildenbrand of Android Central reports the device could launch as the “HTC EVO ONE.” This make perfect sense because Sprint has been using HTC for their flagship EVO brand, and want to keep the series going. The final device name could still be different, because we all know Sprint wants to throw “4G LTE” on the end before it hits stores.

Sprint’s version was previously rumored to launch in June, so that month is looking better and better. The global version of the One X is coming to other carriers next month, but it’s likely that Sprint took the extra time to customize the look of the phone (and wait till their initial LTE markets are ready this summer).

Sprint already has a press event scheduled with HTC on April 4th and Nick Grey will be headed to New York next week to check out the event. Be on the lookout for his hands on report.

Rumored specs of the EVO One include:

  • Black and red, thin, and has a kickstand as well.
  • Released June 6
  • 4.7 inch, 720p AMOLED screen
  • 1.5 dual-core Krait processor (Snapdragon S4)
  • 2650 mAh non-removal battery
  • 16GB internal memory
  • microSD card slot
  • Android 4.0 with 4.0 sense
  • 8-megapixel camera with 2.0 front-facing camera
  • LTE
  • Beats by Dre audio

If you are on Sprint, does this device live up to your expectations?

Source: Android Central

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  • Melissa

    Hell yeah. Hope all those rumors are true and if they are, I’ll be all over this in June.

    • Nick Gray

      As much as I’d like to believe the recent rumors, it sounds a lot like a fanboy’s dream come true for an HTC device. Kickstand… check, extra large battery… check, expandable memory… check.

      It essentially has everything that everyone here was griping about when the HTC One X was announced a month ago. I hope HTC and Sprint prove me wrong, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing all these specs once the phone is unveiled next Wednesday.

      Note: a few weeks before the HTC EVO 3D was unveiled, rumors started going around which claimed that phone would have a kickstand too.

      • jasyson

        I think the same… they are rumors

  • YMS123

    Come on Sprint, EVO One sounds like its the first Evo, call it EVO X, it has a great ring to it

    • aranea

      EvoX sounds like Ewoks from Star Wars :)

    • walt_

      I still say got with the plain Ol’ “HTC EVO”

    • Joel

      Agreed – and the rumored specs are really handsome but….Please Jesus don’t let them jack up the name with ’4G LTE’ on the end…then you’ll have a buncha ppl complaining that they don’t have LTE yet just as they did with the first Evo and 4G. Learn from HTC…SIMPLIFY – you’ll get better results if ppl take the device home and get pleasantly surprised that its faster than others, rather than expect this awesome speed from a network that doesn’t exist in their area yet.
      HTC EVO One/X will work just fine.

  • Mike

    Much better battery in there compared to the AT&T model, but Amoled screen could be seen as a downgrade (if its pentile). Love that they are bringing back the kickstand. I hope they keep it as thin as the original tho.

    • sunrise

      Nah for me the sAmoled HD screen would be an upgrade. I’m a fan of sAmoled versus slcd. Even if that sAmoled is pentile, I don’t care, I still want sAmoled over slcd.

      The bright vivid colors, the true deep dark blacks, and amazing sun visibility outweigh anything that slcd could offer.

      I guess it’s just personal preference.

      • Nate B.

        They said amoled not Samoled.

      • Steven Holms

        Technically, SLCD allows for most of those features (not quite as good in the contrast area, but better than old LCD) Its also more accurate color replication, and doesn’t have the fuzziness created by pentile pixels. Believe me, if you saw them side by side, you’d most likely favor the original One X vs this.

        • thel0nerang3r

          I think the pentile “issue” has been beaten to death. Seems to be brought up mostly by people that have not used the phone. This is Androidandme’s review
          this is from the review ” the display is the best in any phone I’ve used thus far, and I think we can safely say we’re beyond the point where PenTile is an inherently negative feature.”

      • Covert_Death

        the ONE x has a SUPER LCD 2 (thats a TWO 2) if you have ever seen one in person (which you haven’t i can tell) you would rate it above samoled. the color reproduction is unrivaled. SAMOLED is not that great a screen anyway its really vibrant sure but you can’t calm the colors down to see things how they are supposed to be seen, that sucks.

  • sunrise

    Any word or updates on that Androidandme rumored Tegra-3 powered One X with vanilla ICS coming to T-Mobile?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Isn’t the ONE S already Slated for Tmobile? I’d be Shocked if Tmobile also got the X since the ONE S is already official for tmobile.

      • UMA Fan

        It’ll be no different than when T-Mobile got variants of BOTH of htc’s high end phones of 2010, the Desire Z and Desire HD. Those two phones became the G2 and the myTouch 4G.

        Every other US carrier only got one or the other. Verizon Thunderbolt, at&t Inspire, Sprint Evo Shift. No one else got a version of both the Z and the HD.

        HTC LOVES T-Mobile. They even moved one of their big offices to Seattle right where T-Mobile USA HQ is located.

        The rumor on the One X for T-Mobile is that it’ll be their next G phone. So stock android ICS and since they don’t need an LTE compatible chipset it’ll be the only Tegra 3 version of the phone in the US paired with the 42mbps HSPA+

  • surg3d

    Still got quite a while with my EVO 3d before I’m due for an upgrade, but man would I be all over that if I could!!! “Black and Red”… sounds sexy!

  • abusedtortoise

    I am so excited!!!! My upgrade is ready April 1st and I will be holding out for this phone. Kickstand, micro SD slot, BIG ole battery, Beats, and best of all… its made by HTC!
    If these rumors are true i will be one happy little boy

    • alxrock

      Just another week til we know for sure!

  • Steven Holms

    I just hope they are wrong about the screen. Everything else is amazing, but 3.7 inches is too small, at least for us Evo users. Also, amoled <<<< SLCD, especially if its a pentile amoled. I really hope the screen is the same as the One X. Otherwise, I'm all over this phone, with the kickstand and red/black looks. Basically, an Evo 4G for 2012. It would be epic.

    • alxrock

      ummmmm 4.7″ screen

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Troll from other Android Sites. Please ignore him

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Please go away with your COPY and Paste BS from other sites. You’re an obvious ass.

  • Fulaman

    I’m not on Sprint, but this looks like a killer phone. Definitely Galaxy S III competition.

  • Gil

    I’ve got an iPhone 4S and I will get rid of it for the ego one or whatever they call it. I miss my old ego and android overall.

  • sprintuser

    If it only has 16GB, that’s a deal killer for me. I have a 32GB card in my EVO 3D and it’s nearly full.

    • uknowme

      Yes but it has a micro SD card slot. So what’s the problem?

  • jmon

    evo one or galaxy s 3?? tough decision. they need to officially announce these things already

  • Dave Kratter

    I wish Sprint’s LTE rollout for NYC was happening in June. I’d be much more inclined to get this phone (or any LTE phone) asap.

  • Ecarttev

    I’m disappointed in the lack of NFC on this version.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I’d be AMAZED if the Sprint Version doesn’t have an NFC chip. I’ll hold out for the official announcement

  • Nathan D.

    These are sweet specs


    Battery life should be amazing

  • Orion78

    Awesome! Now its going to be between this and the GS3. We just need to get the announcement from Samsung. By then I can make a decision.

  • jeff donuts

    psshhh all the HTC fanboys all getting wet

  • BigCiX

    SD slot huh. I hope at&t’s version will have this same feature.

  • Fury

    Not falling for another “next gen” network by Sprint. Still have my trusty Evo4G and been paying my $10 “premium data” charge for dial up speeds as of late. Just waiting for end of contract to get out. Nice phone. Crap network.

  • ryan

    I’m bummed about the non-removable battery!

    • jj14

      If it has 2650 mAh (and efficient use of that battery), I’ll live with it. Sure, it isn’t as large as the MAXX, but it noticeably larger than the EVO 3D’s 1730 mAh

  • Intelwild

    This camera is amazing and will be the best camera beating the iphone…..yea I said it, better than the I phone. I take alot of photos and this is very important to me. Plus the 2,650 ma battery. I thought of getting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the S3 but I do have an original Evo and will be staying with HTC. I’m in…..sold……done. Where do I sign. :)

    • yankeesusa

      you are completely right on that. I use my phone to take the most pictures since its easily accessible. With this new htc evo it will be even better plus now maybe the battery will last all day instead of till mid day or earlier. I also thought of getting the nexus s 3 but if the specs on this are true to the end, then i will continue supporting htc and the evo line.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Gotta give HESSE and HTC props they have always loved some EVO. I just hope they ramp up the mAh to 3000 then they are seriously talking. My EVO FAMILY and friends on sprint will handle business come june 6th.

    • Steam

      It’s a brand name you idiot, just like “Droid” on Verizon. Your “Evo family” are phones, Richard, not little people. Does your son go around proudly showing his friends what his father does on the internet now that a homeless shelter took him, put a roof over his head, and showed him where the power button is on a computer?
      What the hell is “My EVO FAMILY and friends”? Once again Richard, they’re phones. Inanimate objects. You’re not supposed to talk to them, you’re supposed to talk through them. You’re definitely not supposed to “push up, quick like” on them, you’re supposed to put them on a charger.
      Also, it’s an HTC One that Sprint called an Evo, just like Verizon called the Milestone a Droid, you idiot.
      What a proud young man your son must be.

      • B2L

        I would dare to say the “Evo family” are his only friends.

      • JBeezy

        I always see Rich kicking it…..seems as smart as you guys…h8ting shortens ur life, grow up.

        • squiddy20

          “seems as smart as you guys” Ha ha ha. What planet are you from? Richard told me on multiple occasions that rooting is for “2plus year old devices, that the processor in the HTC Sensation was inferior to the *same exact one* found in his “legendary” Evo 3D, the fact that he actually believes every single *rumor* as 100% infallible truth such as how he “knows” Verizon will be getting the GS 3, Nexus tablet, AND the Galaxy Note. He’s also stated that the Evo 3D would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012″ and how his “pimp slapping” Galaxy Nexus beats out the as yet unreleased HTC One X in every single way. Not to mention the fact that he’s been complaining his ass off about not getting 4.0.4 on his Verizon GN on any website that supports Disqus, but less than a week ago right here on A&M, he was saying how “Google will fix this issue then what will everyone who owns a Nexus device will be saying??”

          Yeah, Richard is *definitely* just as smart as us. What a fraking joke.

    • jonathan3579

      Dick, Richard, you have no friends. We’re probably the closest things to friends you got and that’s because we tell you the truth.

  • yankeesusa

    This is great news. I was actually thinking of switching to a different manufacturer and giving Samsung a try. But with all the nexus s not getting updated yet and the new nexus not coming out till end of year I will stick with htc and their amazing htc sense. If the specs on this are true then this is definitely my next phone. Can’t wait.

  • spazby

    this is one hell of a phone

  • Matt Yearian

    Jesus, 2650 mAh non-removal battery AND A15 core!

  • JBeezy

    After I get this phone, I’ll b so happy I don’t care if I get hit by a car the minute I leave the store!!

  • JBeezy

    I felt like a fool with my OG EVO, same with my current 3VO. Because I didn’t root ‘em, lol. As thrilled as I am 2 come across this new EVO, I won’t even think about it rooting. Not unless someone develops a rom where EVERYTHING works. Curiously, locked bootloaders this time??