htc shift 4g
Last Updated: January 4th, 2011

XDA-developers, who originally leaked details on the phone under the codename HTC Knight, have now provided more information on this bad boy, now known as HTC EVO Shift 4G (model number PG06100). Most of these specs aren't too surprising, but do leave a lot of room for questions:

    • Android 2.2
    • Sliding QWERTY Keyboard
    • 3.7″ Screen
    • 800Mhz Processor or 1Ghz Dual Core Snapdragon according to a different source
    • 512MB RAM
    • 5 MP Camera or 8 MP according to a different source
    • Sprint 4G

Assuming the 800 MHz processor and 5 MP camera are correct, then this is almost definitely Sprint's version of the Desire Z (the same as T-Mobile's G2). But if it is indeed rocking an 8 MP camera, like the original EVO 4G, and a dual core Snapdragon processor, then Sprint's 4G line-up is about to look a lot more attractive.

Unfortunately, we don't have any new pictures of the device to share, so for now we will continue staring at this one:

htc shift 4g

Source: XDA

  • johny

    If it is an 800MHZ proc I will pass. If it has at least the same specs or better as an evo and has a FFC which some sources have said it does not I will buy it. Simple as that. If the specs are lower than the evo I may as well buy an Epic. Unless of course the new phone only cost $100 which I doubt. Unless it has great specs or is really cheap I am having a hard time trying to figure out who would buy this over the Epic. Either way it NEEDS a front face camera or it is a failure.

    • Cotay

      You should research before making statements that make you look like you aren't informed. That 800 MHz processor runs circles around the processor in the EVO or the EPIC. Apparently you also haven't heard about the insane overclocks people are getting on the G2. Not everyone wants or needs a FFC, so to automatically call "fail" due to the lack of that feature is unfair...especially since most mobile video call functionality isn't up to snuff currently.

  • JohnB

    This is more than likely be Sprint's version of G2/Desire Z. Verizon is getting their own version called HTC Merge as well.

    I don't think the dual-core version will be ready. HTC has been using Qualcomm processor, so if it produces a dual-core phone, it would have to be based on MSM8x60 (http://bit.ly/gCXHTO), but phones based on this processor is not expected to be out before Q1 of 2011.

    And about the comment above on the 800MHz. It's a well known fact by now that this 800MHz processor performs quite a bit better than 1GHz processor in the Evo. Check out http://smartphonebenchmarks.com , and compare the two phones. HTC G2 clearly outperforms the Evo by a good margin, even at their stock clock speeds.