At next week’s CTIA show in Orlando, Fl, Sprint is expected to unveil a brand new lineup of smartphones including the successor to the original HTC EVO 4G.. Signs point to that handset being tagged the EVO 3D, and a new database entry on GLBenchmark, the site cataloging records of phones running instances of OpenGL, may be shedding some new light on what to expect.
The entry gives a code name of HTC Shooter and model number PG86100, and the specs suggest it will have a lot in common with the HTC Pyramid we have heard so much of as of late. We know for certain that the phone is running the 2.3.2 build of Android Gingerbread, has a 960×540 qHD display, and is destined for Sprint’s network. The Adreno 220 GPU suggests the handset will also receive the dual-core Qualcomm Sandragon associated with the graphics processor. If we had to guess, the main difference between the Pyramid and Shooter will be a GSM and CDMA radio, respectively. Of course, if this is the EVO 3D there is always that major differentiator to consider, but we have no way to confirm that from this listing.
It is most likely just a coincidence, but the Shooter codename does seem eerily similar to the name of the (from what we could tell) hoaxed HTC Revolver. Good thing we need only wait a week to see what Sprint and HTC have up their sleeves. On paper this is enough to make the anticipation a teensy bit more unbearable.