16
Mar
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Site GLBenchmark showed a very interesting log of a phone, dubbed the HTC Shooter, checking in recently. As this is the device's development codename, the speculation is that this could be Sprint's sequel to the EVO - the EVO 3D - that we will likely hear about at CTIA next week.

As you can see in the screenshot taken below, the Shooter sports 960 x 540 (qHD) resolution (the same as the Atrix) and is running Android 2.3.2 'Gingerbread.' The model is listed as PG86100 and it is clearly setup for Sprint's network.

shooter

The phone also sports a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor (probably - this is based on the known Qualcomm chipsets with the Adreno 220 GPU that the benchmark indicates) and looks to be nearly identical to the HTC Pyramid, renders of which turned up just yesterday.

As Sprint has already let us know that they have something exciting planned for us in Orlando next week, it's all but confirmed that it will be a sequel to the EVO. A rumor recently surfaced that the new phone that the network is set to unveil will be called the EVO 3D and we believe it's very likely that it and the Shooter are one and the same. Nothing on this log indicates said 3D capabilities, but we wouldn't expect it to. You can tune in on March 22 to find out all of the details from Sprint.

Source: Blog of Mobile!! via Phandroid

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  • Joe

    I like the looks of it

  • aj

    Yum. This is what I've been waiting for. The fact that it has a 1.2 ghz dual core processer makes my knees weak. This thing sounds incredible. Let's hope it looks as good as it sounds.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    I hope its screen is at least 4". Sure, higher resolution is great, but larger screen size also helps for older folks like me ...

    • RockinEvo

      I agree after viewing any content on a phone with a 4.3 I can't see myself going smaller.

  • Charles

    I thought the Adreno 220 GPU was a good indication it was gonna be a 3D smartphone?

  • ME

    For the LOVE OF GOD AND EVERYTHING ANDROID please let this be a quad band phone!!! If Sprint continues to ignore international travelers in its high end phones they will LOSE CUSTOMERS.

    Also - from what I hear this thing might have a BIGGER screen than the EVO 1. Over 5 inches!?!

  • Tommy

    If it was over 5" inches it wouldn't really be a phone anymore...4.3 is big enough.

  • szehner

    Ya i agree 5" may be a little to big. Dont get me wrong if these are in fact the specs i will still be picking one up on launch day... Maybe a 4.5" would be perfect

  • p3ngwin

    "960 x 540 (qHD)"

    please stop this.

    if you don't know it's marketing rubbish, learn it, if you do know, stop propagating it.

    "qHD" or "quasi HD" , meaning *nearly HD*, is a complete piece of marketing rubbish that should stop.

    HD display resolution *starts* at 1280x720 all the way to *full* HD at 1920x1080.

    960 x 540 is not even *near* the lowest HD standard resolution of 1280x720.

    it is not HD-anything, it is simply the resolution stated. nothing more.

    you're supposed to be an informative site about the true technical details of devices and other news of the industry, please don't turn into marketing parrots.

    • Mr. Derp

      Actually qHD stands for "Quarter HD". Because like, you know, it has a quarter of the amount of pixels as Full HD...

      If you're going to say "Quarter HD" is a marketing term, well then, so is "HD Ready" at 720p or "Full HD" at 1080p.

      So put your dummy back in and wipe those angry little tears away.

      Oh and Android Police, thanks for the article.

      • Mr. Derp

        Also, because qHD's vertical and horizontal resolution is exactly half of Full HD and keeps an aspect ratio of 16:9, it allows for smooth scaling of Full HD content on the screen. So it's not just a randomly chosen resolution and has been named appropriately.

      • RockinEvo

        Lol Mr. Derp I guess p3ngwin learned something new

      • p3ngwin

        it is true it seems that it means "quarter" and not "quasi" as i first believed.

        it does not however change the meaningless nature of claiming that one resolution is a fraction of another resolution.

        what point is there to know that your device has a quarter of a high definition screen? none.

        it is simply marketing rubbish to associate it with something meaningful, like "High Definition" which is a buzzword people can link to, and hence qHD must be nearly as good right?

        "qHD" is marketing bull, and the less people buy into it the better. it is no more relevant than claiming a processor is "hQuad-Core" meaning "half quad-core", or describing a 250Mhz processor as "q1Ghz" simply because it is a quarter of 1,000Mhz.

        qHD is nonsense that aims to be a marketing buzzword in a bid to bolster a device's spec list.

      • p3ngwin

        "So put your dummy back in and wipe those angry little tears away."

        you must be one of those emotional retards that thinks any disagreement is an overreaction and therefore "angry" in nature, because one simply can't disagree rationally in your world.

        i'll let you get back to your parent's computer before they call curfew and put you to bed so you can get an early night for school tomorrow.

        • Mr. Derp

          It is not a meaningless nature. To say that means we must get rid of the name of EVERY resolutions. Why do certain resolutions have names? Because someone decided they did. They are ALL marketing terms. It's just as pointless as saying "HD Ready" (720p) which means it isn't quite has good as "Full HD" (1080p).

          It's been happening since the dawn of time. The Gameboy Advance was HQVGA, which is half of QVGA, which is itself a quarter of VGA.

          I suggest you actually look this up before embarrassing yourself any further:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QHD#qHD_.28960.C3.97540.29

          There's a whole page of halves, quarters, quads, extendeds and wides to get upset over there.

  • kenno

    OMG, a 3d Smartphone?