Breaking all myths and rumours of tentative launch dates today, HTC announced the official launch date for its upcoming smartphone for the UK market. HTC Evo 3D, the much anticipated handset, will be made available for retail in the UK from next month onwards, i.e. starting in July. And looking at the timeline of recent product launches by HTC, it is expected that similar to previous devices from the company, Evo 3D will come to India following its UK launch. Although the price of Evo 3D has not been announced, it will probably be upwards of Rs 35,000 in India.
HTC Evo 3D, as the name signifies, is a 3D smartphone based on Google’s Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system, with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon system on a chip — MSM 8660 — running at 1.2 GHz with Adreno 220 graphics engine, with 1 GB of RAM and onboard storage. In contrast with its sole competition in India — the LG Optimus 3D, Evo 3D definitely seems faster in terms of specifications.
The device features a 4.3 inch 3D display with native resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, which is slightly better than the screen of Optimus 3D, with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Both phones have screens of the same size.
Evo 3D features two 5 megapixel cameras at the back, capable of capturing 3D visuals in 2 megapixel resolution and 720p 3D video at 30 frames per second as well. Apart from 3D video the camera is capable of recording full 1080p high definition video at 24 frames per second, along with 5 megapixel 2D still images.