HTC has announced it is joining the multi-dimensional revolution with the release of its first 3D capable smartphone, the Evo 3D.
Unveiled at the CTIA Wireless expo yesterday, the Evo 3D sports a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor with an Adreno GPU of as yet unknown capacity and 1GB of RAM. But the real star of the show is its 4.3-inch qHD display with a 960 x 540 resolution - the highest yet on a 3D mobile device.
Like the Nintendo 3DS handheld console, this is an auto-stereoscopic number, which means it doesn’t require those silly specs to get the groovy effect.
Better yet, the Evo 3D packs not one, but two rear-mounted five-megapixel cameras with individual LED flashes. These can shoot clips at a searing 1080p in 2D and 720p in 3D. There’s also a front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for video calling - in 2D, in case you were wondering.
As one would expect, the Evo 3D will run Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, out of the box with the latest HTC Sense UI slathered over the top. You can also look forward to a microSD slot for expandable memory of up to 32GB, Wi-Fi and a battery with a whopping 1730mAh to help the kit keep on rocking even with intense use.
Unfortunately, like the original Evo, the Evo 3D is currently only intended for the US carrier Sprint’s 4G LTE network. However, with any luck HTC will see sense and bring out a UK-friendly version in the future.