It looks like the HTC Kingdom will be launched via Sprint, and it will happen soon, as the phone has passed FCC approval with a code name of PH44100. When we first heard about this phone we though the Kingdom was the same HTC Evo 3D, but now we know it wasn’t, because the Evo 3D is ready to appear on stores. These handsets have many common features, that’s why people were confused.
Like the HTC Evo 3D, the HTC Kingdom is packed with a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen. According to the initial information, the Kingdom is powered with a 1.2GHz processor, a 768MB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera with an ability to record HD videos at 720p and a VGA camera in the front designed for video calling. These specs are a little bit weaker than the HTC Evo 3D’s ones, but I guess the smartphone will not yield to the other handsets launched via Sprint.
When these devices were announced, it was clear they were CDMA smartphones, then it became clear the HTC Evo 3D also supported GSM. Now it looks like the HTC Kingdom supports not only CDMA but also WiMAX. And though there is no official announcement which carrier will provide it, the last mentioned idea makes us think it will be Sprint.
I guess the HTC Kingdom will be preferred by more users, as it lacks the features that made the Evo 3D more expensive — 3D recording and viewing functionality.