HTC EVO Design 4G or HTC Hero S – That is the Question – And the Answer

Another new HTC phone has made its leaky way to the interwebs recently and it’s a looker! As with most any recent HTC phone the design is extremely similar but the build looks super nice.  As the holiday season looms in front of the manufacturers and carriers the plan is to get as many new options to the market as possible. This new device from the HTC camp is seemingly going by a few names and will find its way to at least two carriers. It was originally rumored to be named the Hero 4G and from what we know now it will be called the EVO Design 4G, on Sprints network and the same phone for U.S. Cellular customers will go by the name Hero S, but unfortunately it drops the 4th G.

While press shots of the EVO Design 4G version has just recently surfaced its seems that the Hero S has been up on the US Cellular site for a bit now with a ‘Coming Soon’ banner attached to it. When sifting through the official specs of the Hero S the only difference when compared to the rumored specs of the EVO Design is that the EVO is rumored to come equipped with a Dual core 1.2 GHz processor while the Hero S is said to come with a single core 1.2 GHz processor. It will be interesting to see if the EVO Design 4G actually ships with dual cores as the Hero S will obviously not. Other than that considerable difference the phone is mostly the same or seems to be when compared to the EVO Design 4G rumors. It runs the power of Android 2.3.3 and rocks a 4 inch screen, which has been confirmed to be of qHD quality when it comes to the Hero S version. Out back the device will run a 5 mega pixel camera with an F2.2 lens (confirmed on Hero S) that can record your life’s favorite moments in 720p HD and a front facing 1.3 mega pixel shooter, for what the kids nowadays are calling ‘video chatting’. The Hero S has been confirmed to also be carrying 768 MB of RAM, which coincides with the rumored specs of the EVO Design 4G. And that’s, that. More confirmation on the EVO Design 4G will surely surface to the top shortly however, the Hero S seems to be set in stone. US Cellular will be pedaling this device at $199 bucks after a $100 mail in rebate and of course when attached to a new 2 year contract.

So what do you  think? Will the Sprint version push dual core while the US Cellular version is stuck in single core land? Do you think either one of these models live up to their predecessor? I know most Hero enthusiast will think not, how about you EVO users? Is this a proper successor to the original EVO? Personally as an original EVO user, I think not…let us know what you think. Sound off in the comments and let HTC know why. And of course before you go, check out our HTC accessories here….do it.

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