Today at CTIA, Chris from SlashGear got a look at the HTC Evo 3D up close and personal. And while the Evo 3D isn’t the first to offer a glasses free 3D experience, it’s certainly announcing it’s presence in the category with authority as it’s a pretty sweet looking handset. Using a 4.3″ 960×540 qHD autostereoscopic display, the EVO 3D is a glasses free experience. It’s powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the latest HTC Sense 4.0 overlay. Designed for Sprint’s 4G/WiMax network, the Evo 3D is built for speed.
The autostereoscopic 3D display is glasses free, and it’s also got pinch-to-zoom tactile feedback. The best 3D is seen when looking at the Evo’s screen straight-on. Moving side to side tends to obscure the 3D benefit some. HTC says they are working on improving the radius so that users don’t have to be so still or centered for the 3D experience and hopes it’ll be improved by the official launch. The Evo 3D weighs as you’d expect for the Evo line, not overly burdensome, but not light as a feather either. It’s form factor is the same as previous Evo models with the same width and layout.
Though the design has a rocker switch to move between 2D and 3D, the EVO is 3D centric. The phone’s dual 5MP cameras shoot 3D video and images at 720p HD. The design encourages capture and sharing of 3D content in what HTC hopes will become a social experience. However, since it’s 3D, the downside at this point is, in order to see the 3D content, you need an HTC Evo 3D to view it. There is the option, however, to share content via the YouTube 3D app.
The review for this will be coming soon and it should be a fun one!