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Update: Annnnd, it's live. Go reserve yours today.

We already knew that Sprint's HTC One X-inspired EVO 4G LTE would be available for preorder on May 7th, but Sprint recently issued a friendly reminder to its customers, publishing a live countdown page which ends tomorrow morning at 6am PST and promises viewers a chance to "call dibs" on the latest addition to the carrier's "most adored family of smartphones." Starting tomorrow, the EVO 4G LTE can be preordered for $199 with a new two-year agreement or eligible upgrade.

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Just in case you've forgotten, here are a few reasons to be excited about the EVO 4G LTE:

  • 4.7" 720p Super LCD Display
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 8MP camera with 1.3MP front shooter
  • 16GB onboard storage (expandable via MicroSD)
  • 1GB RAM
  • LTE Connectivity
  • Google Wallet compatibility
  • Powerful, convenient kickstand
  • Slick Unibody design
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 overlay

If you've been waiting for the chance to get your hands on this awesome device since its much-hyped announcement, keep an eye on the countdown page (linked below) and get your wallet ready.

Source: Sprint.com

Thanks, Matt!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • gbd270

    Any word whether or not Sprint will allow HTCDEV support for this phone; whereas, AT&T will not allow support?

    • The_Dude

      Fcuk AT&T. Wanna cap my data? Lock my bootloader? Sprints getting my money, again. Besides, do your homework, this IS the phone to compete with the upcoming iPhone 5.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XLOQV53SI3PT755OOWWSBQPYFU Anon

        Be careful Sprints data is garbage. Do a Google search and watch how populated Sprints forums are with packed with complaints of painfully slow data. Calls are great, 4g is great when its available, but 3g is pathetic. If you are not in an official LTE city get a wimax phone. Stay away from Sprint LTE phones for now. I average about .20kbps on my SGS2E4gT. 

        I got on Straight talk for now until LTE is rolled out nationwide. For now HSPA+ is excellent 1-9mbps is a godsend compared to 0.02mbps. Be warned  Sprints 3g sucks a big one. Algthough Sprint has some of the best contract phones, If you can live with mobile dial up go Sprint. 

  • FirefighterMatt56

    Have multiple alarms set and NFC tags on backorder. Cant wait until I get this phone!

  • Steph

    Sorry EVO LTE.. That Samsung III got me thinking twice.. That Galaxy is a badasss

    • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

      same here, my only issue is that my wife is getting the new Evo and by the time I'll get something (I am not gonna get 2 new phones at the same time LOL) I figure it'll be cheaper to get the Evo. I'm going to try to push my phone purchasing back till around holiday this season so hopefully LTE will be out in my area by then (honestly I'll just get the Evo when LTE is available) 

    • cashd00d

      I'm just wondering how long it will take Sprint to get the Galaxy SIII. (Epic 4G LTE?)

      Galaxy S2 was announced 2/13/11 - Epic 4G Touch was released 9/16/11
      Galaxy S was announced 3/10 - Epic 4G was released 9/10

      If they take 6 or 7 months again, the thing won't be out until November or December.

  • Dudestar_99

    You printed incorrect information in your page. You should have written:
    "Begin May 7th At 6AM PST"

    • Eddieb1993

      No you idiot. The countdown for preorders will end tomorrow which means the phone can be preordered once the countdown ends

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        No, he was right, Liam originally put 8am, while the right time is 6am.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    IMO this is by far a better phone then the AT&T HTC 1X. I would bet that Sprint doesn't lock their bootloader down like AT&T. I would be very tempted if the LTE Network was coming to the Boston area. Without LTE the phone is handcuffed on their very slow and bogged down 3G Network. I hope Sprint can get their Network up and running super fast, they would pull a ton of new customers their way. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xorg-Kc/100000867435778 Xorg Kc

      I'm leaning towards this over SGIII.  Am on SGII now and the radio is not very sensitive compared to original Evo.  Friend has old Evo and Sprint 3G works in weak areas while SGII sometimes doesn't  If Sprint SG3 has the Qualcomm chipset I may go for it but otherwise I'm going back to HTC.

      BTW, Sprint is upgrading sites in my area in prep for LTE and 3G is benefiting from it since they are adding more backhaul.  Am getting 2Mbps on 3G lately and up to 12Mbps on WiMAX.

      • http://www.daewootech.net Daewootech

        I ddon't know about that. My 4G is constantly straining but my wives SG2 is always connected. Sg2 blows my evo4g away in most contests. I'm leaning towards waiting for a sg3

        • malcmilli

          sg2 was realeased over a year after the Evo 4g so it would be a shame if it didnt blow it away.

    • cashd00d

      Boston LTE rollout is already partially completed. It will all be done very soon.

    • yankeesusa

      Agree. Right now I am waiting to see how their lte rollout ends up. This is either live or die for sprint. I really hope they make it. With them in business and with lte at unlimited data it will help keep prices down across the board.

  • Jordan Blevins

    Factual reasons this is better than ONE X: Bigger battery (2000mAh rather than 1800mAh), Kickstand, upgradeable memory, dedicated camera button (not found on ONE series), and it is on a carrier (Sprint) that has unlimited data plan (ATT is not unlimited)

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      It is truly exciting to see another cool HTC phone launch on Sprint without it being a complete disappointment.

      I have a deal for HTC, if they promise not to put the EVO name on another gimmicky piece of shit I will promise to forget the EVO Design 4G, EVO 3D 4G, and EVO Shift 4G.

      Before people get pissed, some of these phones were ok, but none was truly deserving of the EVO crown.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XLOQV53SI3PT755OOWWSBQPYFU Anon

      Too bad unlimited data on Sprint is like sipping all you can eat food thorough a toddler sippy cup. I say get the Gs3 on Straight Talk. 4k Sprint and HTC.

  • Steveng

    If you look at the countdown, it matches 8AM EDT - 5AM PST

    • cashd00d

      No, it's counting down to 9AM EDT, which is 6AM PDT.

    • FirefighterMatt56

       All that matters is that its done in 2 hours and 15 minutes :D

  • Mike

    HTC Evo 4G LTE or Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

    (btw I don't like Sense at all and I love stock ICS, but the specs on the Evo are better than the Nexus, which is why I can't decide)

    • Mei

      Sprint's version might have unlock bootloader so you can put vanilla ICS. Wait until this is confirm. No reason not to get it then over Galaxy Nexus.

  • Cled561

    Ive got 3 different alarms set. I'm so ready. This is gonna be the must have phone of the year. You can't do no wrong going with a HTC device period.

    • FirefighterMatt56

       I have one set for 15 minutes, 5 minutes, and 1 minute :D

  • yankeesusa

    This is great news but I pre ordered my last phone when I got the 3d and then the price went down about 2 months. So I am going to wait on this one. Especially letting people test out battery life. I don't have to upgrade till december when sprint will force me to use my last premier member upgrade so maybe by then plenty of reviews and the new sg3 for sprint will be out to help me make my decision.