The latest HTC slammer is here, and it's a multimedia superphone with all the trimmings – including 3D ones.
While States-siders have had the HTV Evo 3D for a few months, this glasses-free 3D smartphone was only today announced to land in Europe – specifically (or not so) sometime in August.
Evo 3D packs dual five-megapixel cameras to capture 3D, while its stereoscopic screen displays those 3D moments – and 3D films – in all their multi-dimensional glory. Hopefully better than the LG Optimus 3D does.
The camera app also lets you switch between 3D and normal-D capture, or add the TiltShift Effect, which lets you artistically blur parts of the image to impart the impression of scale models. With a larger lens than previous, roundly mediocre HTC cameras, it may perform better in low light too. Videos are recorded at 30fps in 720p resolution.
Under the hood, the Evo 3D is on par with the HTC Sensation, packing a 4.3-inch qHD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It's powered by the latest version of Android Gingerbread, coupled with the new Sense 3.0 interface. You'll be able to download or stream HD movies via the HTC Watch video service.
The Evo 3D was announced at the opening of HTC's new EMEA headquarters in Slough, with CEO Peter Chou and President of HTC EMEA Florian Seche both speaking.
'HTC is on a hugely exciting journey, from humble beginnings to a global brand,' said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. 'HTC is growing on all fronts in 2011; we're attracting new, exciting talent to the senior management team and increasing our commitment to local markets through investment in people and partnerships. Our new European office is a natural next step to show our commitment to the EMEA market and we look forward to using this office as a base from which to drive the European mobile market forward in the years to come.'