On May 31, Virgin Mobile will launch the HTC EVO V 4G. The new HTC device is essentially last year’s HTC EVO 3D without Sprint’s branding. Virgin has kept the 3D display, dual cameras and the phone’s awkward design. While Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D is still running on Android 2.3, the EVO V 4G will debut with Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 3.6 – similar to what HTC’s been delivering to its older devices as they are updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. Virgin Mobile and HTC have not released details about the phone’s processor, but we assume the EVO V 4G is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qaulcomm S3 chip.
HTC EVO V 4G specifications
- 5MP camera with video and 3D HD imaging, and 1.3MP front-facing camera
- 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen
- 1730 mAh battery (up to six hours of talk time)
- 1GB RAM/4GB ROM
- External micro SD memory card slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
- HDMI and Bluetooth-capable
- Dual microphones for noise suppression
- Digital compass, G-Sensor, Light sensor, GPS/AGPS
- 4G WiMAX technology
The HTC EVO V 4G will cost $299.99 and can be used with Virgin’s Beyond Talk plans which start at just $35 a month for 300 minutes, unlimited messaging and 2.5GB of data at 4G speeds. According to Virgin, the launch of the HTC EVO V 4G proves “that customers don’t have to sacrifice technology to choose a prepaid smartphone that keeps them connected.”
Virgin Mobile’s lineup may not include any true flagship Android devices, but the HTC EVO V 4G is certainly a great option if you don’t mind living with last year’s technology.