The launch of the HTC 10 Evo is somewhat a mixed happening featuring good news and bad news at the same time.
One thing most will agree is that the HTC 10 Evo is one of the best Android phones to be released this 2016. The phone comes in to fill the gap between the HTC 10 and HTC One A9 that was released on the back of HTC One M9. Just like the One A9 came in to take care of the midrange family, the new HTC 10 Evo is expected to take care of the same market.
The HTC 10 Evo, which is known as the HTC Bolt in the U.S., is more than a typical midrange handset. You get a decent 5.5-inch Super LCD screen with a QHD resolution that means the phone ends up with a solid 534ppi of display density. Under the hood, the 10 Evo has a high-end Snapdragon 810 SoC, albeit one year old, that is clocked at 2.0GHz and is paired with a decent RAM of 3GB. HTC 10 Evo has an amazing storage capacity of 64GB and there is also room to expand this storage via a microSD card.
If you think this is all, well, wait until you hear that the HTC 10 Evo comes with Android 7.0 Nougat preinstalled out of the box. Furthermore, the phone gets a perfect 16MP sensor on the back that carries all the features you desire, be it OIS or even PDAF. The Evo comes clad in an all-metal body that has IP57 dust and water resistance certification.
On the contrary, the HTC 10 Evo has its bad side as well. For starters, the phone is carried by the least popular mobile service provider in the U.S. – Sprint. This means that anyone who isn’t into this carrier will miss out on the HTC 10 Evo. Secondly, HTC will be trying out something different with the Evo as far as other markets are concerned. Instead of partnering with local carriers and retailers, the handset will be available directly from the company’s online store, something similar to how OnePlus sells its products.
Not so many may end up getting to know the whereabouts of a phone that is sold online, however, HTC is adamant that it will be able to capture a solid user base with this line of trade. The global pricing details are still scarce, but reports claim that the phone could be available for less than $600.