Here is the long awaited announcement from Sprint/HTC - the Supersonic name is no more and the phone is now called EVO 4G.

It will be released this summer, so roll your tongues back up, pick up your jaws and prepare for the painful wait. Get ready to be taunted by the HTC HD2 (which is very similar but running WinMo) owners, and coming out any day now.

Here are the specs of this monster. It is, indeed, the most impressive phone to day:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8650 CPU
  • a 4.3" TFT screen, 480x800 resolution
  • TWO cameras - 8MP on the back and 1.3MP on the front
  • DUAL flashes on the back - I got to see what that looks like on the HD2 and it's really blinding
  • 720P video playback and recording using the rear camera and HDTV connectivity via HDMI through an adaptor
  • 1GB internal storage
  • 8GB MicroSD card included, expandable to 32GB
  • 512MB RAM
  • WiMax/4G with support for 8 concurrent users
  • WiFi b/g
  • FM radio
  • Proximity, light, gyro sensors, digital compass, GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP + EDR
  • 1500mAh battery
  • a kickstand - interesting, that's a new and lightweight way of making your phone stay upright - great for watching videos on the huge screen
  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense
  • Dimensions: 4.8" x 2.6" x 0.5" (122mm x 66mm x 13 mm)
  • Weight: 6 ounces
  • MicroUSB connector

Here are some pictures and videos, courtesy of Engadget and Sprint: