A lot has already been said about the supposed Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt – a phone that has leaked in real flesh as well as specs, giving the impressions that it is just another version of the HTC 10.
There are lots of similarities between the rumored HTC Bolt and the already released HTC 10, especially when looking at the design. Further rumors have also claimed that the former will come with a flagship processor, albeit from 2015 – the Snapdragon 810 SoC – as well as lead the way for HTC in terms of dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack.
These details have been coming from notable leaker Evan Blass and according to Venture Beat author, the HTC Bolt will be sold in the U.S. through Sprint. The same person has also come in with some controversial news, claiming that this phone could be marketed globally as the HTC 10 Evo.
Are you familiar with HTC devices? Well, if you are, the HTC 10 Evo name shouldn’t be anything new to you. The Taiwanese tech giant released an HTC Evo 4G back in 2010 and followed it up with an HTC Evo 3D the next year. Back then, the Evo was one of the larger-screened devices, packing a 4.3-inch screen alongside a Snapdragon S1 processor and a RAM of 512MB. The Evo 3D made the shift to a Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM, and dual-lens camera, but kept the screen size at 4.3 inches, but with a better qHD resolution.
Years later, HTC and Sprint are at it again with a new HTC Bolt aka HTC 10 Evo. If anything, the phone is here to take advantage of the name already established by this year’s flagship. If the rumors are to be believed, the HTC 10 Evo will come with a larger screen size than its HTC 10 counterpart, sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p panel. Under the hood, the phone will reportedly come with a 3GB RAM and onboard storage of 64GB in addition to a microSD card slot.
Other goodies include a fingerprint scanner, NFC, USB Type-C ports as well as the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. As for the processor, expect Snapdragon 810, which was used in the Google Nexus 6P, HTC One M9 as well as the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, among others.