By >Andrew DAISH
HTC launches 3D Multimedia Superphone in Europe, the HTC EVO 3D
HTC announced the European release of the EVO 3D, its latest smartphone, in London on Monday. Boasting a stereoscopic screen and dual 5Mpix cameras, its creators believe that the EVO 3D will allow consumers “to capture and share their lives with family and friends in amazing 3D.”
The HTC EVO has a 4.3 inch qHD screen which is coupled with stereo surround sound. The CPU powering HTCs new device is a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon which enables lightning speeds and easily copes with 720p video playback. The device also comes with the latest version of HTC Sense software, offering many cool new features including 3D menus and full screen 3D animations.
The EVO’s dual 5Mpix cameras capture photo and video in 2D as well as 3D; HTC has also included a new feature called Tiltshift which allows the user to selectively blur parts of the scene to give an impression of scale. The camera also includes a wide f/2.2 maximum aperture and video recording up to 720P at a smooth 30 frames per second. The HTC EVO will be available across Europe from July.
“Smartphones have revolutionised how people communicate and entertain themselves on the move. You can now carry your favourite films, music, photos and games in your pocket wherever you go,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC EMEA. “The HTC EVO 3D allows people to explore this new technology trend beyond the living room, enabling them to capture and share their lives with family and friends in amazing 3D.”
3D without the glasses
The stunning stereoscopic display means that 3D effects can be enjoyed naturally as images and video burst from the screen, free of the burden of 3D glasses. Relive precious moments as if you were there and watch videos captured by HTC Evo 3D’s dual 5-megapixel cameras shimmer and dance with depth.
Entertainment on the go
Entertainment takes on a whole new dimension, with 3D films, videos, pictures and games leaping from the 4.3 inch qHD screen. This immersive 3D effect, coupled with stereo surround sound, creates a new world to explore and share. HTC EVO 3D is driven by a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, which not only supports brilliant 3D but also delivers a fast and responsive browsing experience, instant capture of images – perfect for recording fast-paced action – and playing back smooth, HD (720p) video.
Complementing the HTC EVO 3D’s design is the latest HTC Sense experience. Plunge into 3D menus and customise the active lockscreen, which becomes a real-time window to your most important content – from photos to your latest social network feeds. Whether it’s email, social networking or surfing the internet, the active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets you instantly jump to your favourite applications with just one gesture. HTC’s iconic Weather app also returns, letting you soar through the clouds and bask in the sun, with beautiful, new full-screen 3D animations.
Capture the moment
HTC EVO 3D’s two 5-megapixel cameras are enhanced with new features to help you capture the perfect moment as you see it. Switch effortlessly between 2D and 3D depending on your mood, and add a new creative perspective to your images with Tiltshift Effect – selectively blurring parts of the scene to give subjects the impression of scale models. The camera also performs well in low light thanks to a wide, f/2.2 maximum aperture and videos are recorded in crystal clear 720p resolution, at up to 30 frames per second, making the HTC EVO 3D perfect for recording evenings out with friends.
Premium design, striking performance
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC EVO 3D’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its slender dimensions and striking dual camera housing. The rear of HTC EVO 3D is sculpted with smooth lines that make the handset look rugged, yet feel natural in the palm of your hand.
The HTC EVO 3D will be broadly available in Europe from July.