The North American markets recently received the HTC Bolt, which would be available exclusively on the Sprint networks.
The markets have not taken the phone by storm, as it is essentially last year’s specifications in the new name. However, it had not prevented fresh rumors suggesting the possibility of the HTC Bolt being available internationally under a new name. Now, HTC has confirmed that the HTC 10 Evo will now be available as the HTC Bolt in worldwide markets.
The international HTC Bolt continues to have the same advantages as the North American model; the metal unibody design, a 5.5-inch screen with QHD resolution, and the latest gorilla glass 5 version are some of the positive elements of the phone. It also ships with Android Nougat out of the box, which would be a major positive considering that HTC makes a lot of delays when it comes to sending out new versions of the operating system. The efficiency of this new operating system will be put to the test quite high in most scenarios, as the phone only offers 3 GB of RAM.
One of the standout features of the new Android Nougat operating system is the ability to use two apps at the same time through the multiwindow feature. Since it is a resource consuming operation, it is highly likely that the phone may close background apps in order to run to high-end apps in the multiwindow feature.
One of the biggest disappointments of the International HTC Bolt continues to be the processor. The North American version comes with the snapdragon 810 processor, which came out more than a year ago. It is disappointing that HTC continues with the same version even for the international HTC Bolt. It is clocked at 2 GHz at its maximum while the lower spec cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz. It is also supplemented by Adreno 430 GPU. These are disappointing specifications considering that the OnePlus 3T recently came out with the snapdragon 821 processor and 6 GB of RAM at an even lesser price tag.
The 32 GB version of the HTC Bolt will be available for a whopping $564 while, predictably, the 64 GB version will be even more expensive at $626. These figures are more than $150 above the OnePlus 3T with 128 GB of flash storage. The phone will be available from November 28. It will be available in gold, silver, and gunmetal colors.