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Sprint hasn't been the most secretive about the white version of its EVO 4G LTE, as we've already seen. More than once. Now, though, The Now Network has officially taken the wraps off this white handset, and guess what? It's still two-toned. And To add insult to injury, the kickstand isn't red anymore.

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I was really hoping for a sexy all-white device with that brilliant red kickstand, but it's clear that HTC and Sprint had a different vision: boring. Sure, it's clean, but it could've been so much more. Alas, that's not the point. I've digressed.

The white version houses the same guts as its black counterpart:

  • 4.7" 1280x720 display with Gorilla Glass
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP f/2.0 rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4

If you've been holding out for this white EVO, your wait comes to an end in just a few days: it will be available on July 15th for $199 with a two-year agreement. Hoorah.

Sprint Nextel Corporation has posted the following release to its Newsroom website:

Sprint Debuts HTC EVO 4G LTE in White on July 15 for $199.99

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 12, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE: S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, and HTC, a global designer of smartphones, are giving customers another reason to love the smartphone lauded by respected reviewers with the addition of HTC EVO™ 4G LTE in white. The stunning white smartphone is framed by its aluminum unibody and sports a matching silver kickstand and aluminized back plate for a sleek and refined look.

HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in white beginning Sunday, July 15, exclusively in all Sprint-owned sales channels, including Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $199.99 with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (excludes taxes). HTC EVO 4G LTE launched in May and is currently available in an anodized black finish in all sales channels.

“HTC EVO 4G LTE sets a new standard for smartphones and boasts Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Sense® 4, a blazing-fast processor, 4.7-inch HD display for a rich multimedia experience and the ability to have HD Voice capabilities in the future,” said Fared Adib, vice president–Product Development, Sprint. “Pairing the HTC EVO innovation with Sprint’s Everything Data Plans for a truly unlimited data experience gives customers a powerful combination.”

Martin Fichter, vice president-Product Management, HTC America, said, “HTC’s amazing camera and authentic sound experience bring the HTC EVO 4G LTE to life as a true successor to the original HTC EVO, one of the most successful Android franchises in the United States.”

Cutting-edge function and style

HTC EVO 4G LTE, exclusively from Sprint, is a multimedia powerhouse designed to deliver a high-definition experience at 4G LTE speeds. It focuses on exceptional improvements in camera technology, audio and voice quality on both the network and device.

HTC ImageSense™ brings improvements to the amazing camera experience featuring a superfast autofocus to enable continuous shooting of up to 99 images, the ability to capture still images while taking video, and increasing the quality of photos taken in adverse conditions such as low light, no light or with bright backlighting. It also contains HTC’s authentic sound experience integrating Beats Audio™. The technology is enabled across multiple facets of the phone experience, including playing music stored on the device, streaming from a favorite service, watching a movie or YouTube™ video, or playing the latest hot game.

HTC EVO 4G LTE is loaded with industry-leading features, including the latest version of HTC Sense, a vibrant 4.7-inch HD display, Snapdragon™ S4 Processor by Qualcomm® with Dual-core CPUs and an advanced 8-megapixel camera. It also brings back the fan-favorite kickstand built into the smartphone’s refined, slim design. HTC EVO 4G LTE is the first HD voice-capable phone announced by any U.S. wireless carrier, and, when available, will make mobile voice quality crystal clear while nearly eliminating background noise.2

HTC EVO 4G LTE is one of the first devices available with Sprint Professional Grade, a new designation for select smartphones that deliver enhanced security, device management and Exchange Active Sync capabilities to business users. Click here to learn more about Sprint Professional Grade designation.

Respected technology media agree Sprint has done it again with HTC EVO 4G LTE. Here are a few accolades from early reviews:

  • “Powerful parts, lovely screen, stunning design, and an excellent camera help the EVO 4G LTE re-stoke the fires of the EVO faithful.” CNET
  • “It's clear that the EVO 4G LTE camera delivers.” – Engadget
  • “The EVO 4G LTE feels remarkable in the hand and the design stands out from the crowd of me-too full-slate smartphones.” – IntoMobile
  • “The first thing that struck us is how thin the phone is at 0.35". This is the most svelte EVO yet, and it weighs 4.73 ounces.” MobileTechReview
  • “All were contenders, but the HTC EVO 4G LTE gets our nod for best phone for its integration of HD Voice, a new technology being rolled out on Sprint's network that enhances call quality by enriching voice tones and reducing background noise.” Techlicious

HTC EVO 4G LTE customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint Everything Data plans with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM include unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web3 (excludes taxes and surcharges).

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • HeyOhYaMan

    I like it...

  • http://twitter.com/RobotDevil666 Robot Devil

    I would have looked sweet if it was all white with the red kickstand. Now that I see it I'm a little less upset I didn't wait for the white. Got a pic of the front?

  • Lexster

    It does look elegant and all. I don't personally see why people get to worked up over a white version of phones, myself. I do think it would have looked better with the signature red band for the kickstand, though. Either way, I'm happy with my black and red EVO LTE

  • http://profiles.google.com/ejsu28 E.J. Su

    Reminds me of an over-sized ChaCha/Status.

    • MyNameIsLOS

      Second this. I think it looks good but still kind of ..eh.

  • Christopher Bauer

    Your original review of the E4GLTE stressed how much you disliked the design choices because there were too many colors and materials.

    Now there are fewer colors and a more streamlined look and you don't like it because it's boring?

    • Evan

      But white (all in one material) with a pop of red would have looked stunning and still fit in the Evo family's overall aesthetic. Instead, HTC and Sprint chose to keep the ridiculous 2-tone look on the back and remove the *one* identifying feature of the Evo line and replace it with a bunch or neutrals.

      I was waiting to see what the final model looked like, and this makes me sad. It could have been so much more, but it feels like the people making the design choices don't care about a stunning device.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      A different author wrote that review.

  • Tyler Chappell

    I typically never prefer white phones over black or other color phones (that red S3 is pretty sexy, too bad it's not on Verizon), but this however, would be an exception. I think I like the white Evo way more than the black, even though I love the red kickstand on the black and have even painted my own Thunderbolt's kickstand red.

  • GazaIan

    I love it, this actually looks great.

  • http://twitter.com/dynomike666 Mike

    This definitely looks better than the Black/Red Evo LTE. That said, the original One X in white looks better than all the others. Don't let the carriers push you around next time HTC.

  • Furiaa305

    Finally my wait is over!!! Gettin' it

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    It looks like somebody took a white phone and locked metal clamps over it. Just looking at it makes the think of torture movies like hostel.