A couple of weeks ago, HTC announced the HTC Bolt, a device that is exclusively available from Sprint in the US, a major carrier in the country. Today, the Taiwanese company officially unveiled the HTC 10 evo, which is essentially the international variant of the HTC Bolt.
Not surprisingly, the HTC Bolt and 10 evo share the same specifications. There is still no headphone jack on the 10 evo (HTC bundles in a pair of Type-C earphones with the phone to make up for this), and it’s powered by last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. While this processor isn’t the best in the market now, HTC is marketing the 10 evo as a “sub-flagship,” positioning it between the mid-range HTC One A9 and flagship HTC 10.
Rounding out the specifications of the 10 evo are a 5.5-inch 1440p display, 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation, an 8MP front-facing shooter, a fingerprint sensor, a 3,200mAh battery, as well as Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Also, the 10 evo is HTC’s first all-metal smartphone -alongside the Bolt – with an IP57 dust and water resistance.
The HTC 10 evo is set to be launched worldwide sometime this month; it will be available in gunmetal, silver, and gold. Although HTC has not revealed the retail price of the 10 evo yet, Engadget reported that it may cost somewhere between £450 and £500 in the UK – that’s about RM2,480 to RM2,755.