Android Phones

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE launching May 19 for $199

May 9, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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It’s official. Sprint’s all new flagship Android phone will start waving it’s flag in 10 days. Sprint has just confirmed that beginning on May 19, it will offer the HTC EVO 4G LTE for $199.99 on a two year agreement.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE is a rather interesting phone. It has Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4 integrated, and a large 4.7-inch screen. Plus there’s that beautiful kickstand and all the other specs covered at the launch event, the amazing talk quality, and the solid first impression from the hands-on video.

One thing that won’t be impressive is the misleading name of the EVO 4G LTE. Just so you know, there’s an incredibly small chance that you will even sniff LTE any time soon based on what we’ve seen from Sprint’s coverage plans.

Sprint won’t have LTE operational for a while in most of the U.S., meaning you won’t have 4G access.Still, the phone is impressive and may still draw in many fans. Millions of people bought iPhones on Sprint even though it’s limited to 3G as well.

You can pre-order the device now at Sprint or you can just get in line on May 19. Either way, Sprint feels confident you’ll walk away pleased.

“HTC EVO 4G LTE sets the benchmark for Android devices this year with its incredible 4.7-inch screen, advanced camera features and future HD voice capabilities when combined with the speed of Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Its cutting-edge technology pairs perfectly with Sprint’s unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless experience without worrying about overage charges or throttling.”