HTC has just announced that their highly appraised HTC Bolt, which was released in the US more than a week ago, will be coming to the rest of the world with the same technical specs and design but with a new name, the HTC 10 Evo.
It’s important to know that despite the name, the rebranded HTC Bolt which will be available for all regions in the near future, is not a successor to the HTC 10. The new device is more of a midrange phone compared to the premium option of the HTC 10, which comes with a better processor and more RAM.
The HTC Evo 10 will see a worldwide release this month in three colors: gunmetal, silver, and gold. The company has not revealed the price of the device as of yet. However, as the Bolt costs around $600 in the US, you can expect a similar price in most markets with small differences.
If you’re not familiar with the technical specs of HTC’s newest phone, you should know that the HTC 10 Evo features a 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 Super LCD 3 display. The device will run on Android’s newest version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Some of its appealing features include the company’s first metal unibody which allows it to be water resistant. Besides this feature and the newest version of Android and all its new functionality, the HTC 10 Evo has some rather outdated specs for the current market.
The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.0 GHz octa-core processor which almost two generations behind the chipset introduced in many companies’ flagship device. Although the price reflects the choice of processor, most users will feel already left behind in this regard. Additionally, the device comes with 3GB of RAM, QuickCharge 2.0 as well as 16 megapixels back camera and 8 megapixels one in the back. All these features and specs already place the HTC 10 Evo in the lower bracket of midrange devices when it comes to performance.
For dedicated audiophiles, the device will ship with a pair of adaptive headphones which incorporate a BoomSound experience. One aspect which makes the device look it has actually launched in 2017 is that it replaces the standard audio jack with a USB Type-C port.
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