HTC Bolt was released in the U.S. as a Sprint-exclusive handset – but reports have been rife that the same phone will head to the EMEA region as the HTC 10 Evo.
For starters, the HTC 10 Evo has lots of similarities with the flagship HTC 10, hence the sharing of the names. Even though it has a larger form factor, there is really nothing much to separate them in terms of design. However, there are notable changes when it comes to the arrangement of the rear snappers and LED flash as well as huge differences under the hood.
After reports that the HTC 10 Evo will sell in the U.S. as HTC Bolt, there were concerns that this beauty will not make it to other parts of the world. Well, no more worries as the phone is set for a global launch on November 22, but this will start from the company’s home country of Taiwan.
Apparently, HTC has already sent out media invites for an event to be held on this date. However, there is still no precise mention of the launch of the HTC 10 Evo during this date. Nonetheless, local sources are adamant that the device will be part of the event, especially when looking at the water drops depicted in the invitation – an indicator that the device coming is water resistant. The HTC Bolt has an IP57 certification for water and dust resistance.
Since it is just a name of change, the HTC 10 Evo will carry the same specs and features as the HTC Bolt. These include a 5.5-inch QHD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, but reports suggest that a 64GB storage option could accompany the Evo. There is a 3200mAh battery unit and Android 7.0 Marshmallow powering the Bolt – specs that will also make their way to the HTC 10 Evo.
The back camera has a 16MP snapper while the front has an 8MP sensor. You also get a USB-C port and no 3.5mm headphone jack, like the Bolt.
After its launch in Asia, the HTC 10 Evo is expected to reach out to other regions in Europe, the Middle East as well as Africa.