1. krid's Avatar
    I don't think we'll have to worry about scratching the lens so much. Have a look at pictures 16 & 18 in the Engadget gallery (no way to direct link to them):

    Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE hands-on - Engadget Galleries

    In #16 you can see a small gap between the aluminum ring and the lens, and in #18 you see that the alu ring comes off with the plastic case part. Looks to me like this will provide some much needed protection for the lens. Sure, you'll still be able to scratch it, but it'll be a lot harder.
    04-04-2012 05:30 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    Looks like the lens will be easily replaceable

    04-04-2012 05:51 PM
  3. ab304945's Avatar
    now we know where the sd card slot is
    04-04-2012 05:56 PM
  4. Cubfan's Avatar
    Looks like the lens will be easily replaceable

    Click to view quoted image
    That isn't the lens. It's the filter over the lens.


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    04-05-2012 05:56 PM
  5. charles77k's Avatar
    sorry for being off topic but anyone notice the lack of a sim or microsim slot? does that mean that sprints lte network won't be using sims like verizon?
    04-05-2012 08:59 PM
  6. thelastemperor's Avatar
    sorry for being off topic but anyone notice the lack of a sim or microsim slot? does that mean that sprints lte network won't be using sims like verizon?
    I was actually wondering the same thing myself. It looks like the cover at the bottom of the phone comes off as well so maybe it could hidden there?
    04-06-2012 05:37 PM
  7. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    The SIM is embedded. How hard is it to get to? Dunno.
    04-06-2012 07:23 PM
  8. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Looks like the lens will be easily replaceable
    This one maybe shows it better.

    04-06-2012 07:24 PM
  9. oversight's Avatar
    Unlike the EVO 4G, The plastic that covers the lens is slightly recessed and less likely to be scratched when the handset sits on a table.
    04-08-2012 04:53 PM
  10. oversight's Avatar
    I was actually wondering the same thing myself. It looks like the cover at the bottom of the phone comes off as well so maybe it could hidden there?
    Nope
    04-08-2012 04:54 PM
  11. rub2008's Avatar
    I dont think i've ever seen any Sprint device with an sim or microsim. They use CDMA and they dont need sims.
    04-09-2012 12:16 PM
  12. rub2008's Avatar
    I dont think I've ever seen any Sprint device with an sim or microsim. They use CDMA and they don't need sims.
    04-09-2012 12:16 PM
  13. Quarry's Avatar
    I dont think I've ever seen any Sprint device with an sim or microsim. They use CDMA and they don't need sims.
    This phone is also LTE so that's why it has a SIM.
    04-09-2012 12:28 PM
  14. Dnomyar220's Avatar
    One thing that I believe is worth mentioning with the replaceable lens cover is that this could open up the possibility awesome camera accessories. I'm envisioning replacement covers with integrated lenses, like fish eye, etc. We could see some cool stuff with this.
    04-09-2012 02:26 PM
  15. svargas05's Avatar
    ^I agree!

    That would be bad ***. Is there a picture up anywhere of the OTHER side of the top cover?

    Someone said there are vital "organs" on the removable portion of the phone....Dunno, though...
    04-09-2012 02:35 PM
  16. Dnomyar220's Avatar
    ^I agree!

    That would be bad ***. Is there a picture up anywhere of the OTHER side of the top cover?

    Someone said there are vital "organs" on the removable portion of the phone....Dunno, though...
    hopefully not, that would ruin my secret plan of being the top accessory maker for the new evo
    04-09-2012 03:21 PM
  17. ab304945's Avatar
    ^I agree!

    That would be bad ***. Is there a picture up anywhere of the OTHER side of the top cover?

    Someone said there are vital "organs" on the removable portion of the phone....Dunno, though...
    ya i saw that pic, can't remember where.

    I believe that the NFC is attached to the back of the top piece
    04-09-2012 03:30 PM
  18. ab304945's Avatar
    04-09-2012 03:38 PM
  19. byeblackberry's Avatar
    If that is NFC on the removable cover that will suck. I was hoping that there would be replaceable covers so I could get rid of that ugly glossy black finger print magnet cover.
    04-09-2012 05:58 PM
  20. sdesocio's Avatar
    Like these? Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle and Telephoto Phone Lenses

    Ive got one on my evo 4g they are great.
    04-09-2012 06:48 PM
  21. ab304945's Avatar
    If that is NFC on the removable cover that will suck. I was hoping that there would be replaceable covers so I could get rid of that ugly glossy black finger print magnet cover.

    Y it would be nice to be able to replace it. But in the end i will look at the beautiful screen alot more than the back of the phone.

    PLus i will prob have it in a case anyway.
    04-09-2012 10:35 PM
  22. Jackson Galaxy's Avatar
    It looks lke the cover has electronic contacts underneath it. I'm going to say that a custom replacement would not be an option. Either way, if I don't like it I would purchase a replacement and paint it. I could also just use a product not unlike skinit that would cover it up nicely.
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    04-10-2012 10:06 AM
  23. solster's Avatar
    it looks like it has more the one antana on the cover. so i would say it's not just the NFC but also maybe the LTE antana on there.




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