After HTC launched its latest smartphone called the Bolt just a couple of weeks ago, as an exclusive device for US carrier Sprint, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, the company has announced the Bolt will be coming to Europe under the new name HTC 10 Evo.
HTC 10 Evo
Despite the fact that its name "Evo" was shorthand for evolution, the new handset is actually pitched as a sub-flagship. The mobile device from HTC is filling a niche between the HTC 10 and One A9.
According to Engadget, the Evo is actually one of the best smartphones of the year, coming with an IP57 dust and waterproofing rating. The device features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with panoramic selfie mode and HTC's latest 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus and optical image stabilization.
HTC 10 Evo's Specs & Features
BGR is another publication that also states the HTC 10 Evo is among the best new Android smartphones of 2016. The mobile device features a large 5.5-inch Super LCD 3 display with quad HD resolution that offers a pixel density of 534 ppi.
The handset is powered by a 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 810 processor. It comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of storage plus microSDXC support and 3 GB of RAM. The handset runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Other interesting features in the new HTC 10 Evo are its fingerprint sensor and a 3,200mAh battery. Overall, it is a pretty powerful device, and it comes with a good design as well. In fact, the Evo looks pretty similar to the outstanding HTC 10. However, because the larger chassis needed to accommodate the bigger 5.5-inch Quad HD display, the newer smartphone has a flat back instead of a curved one.
Included with the HTC 10 Evo are the new USB-C "adaptive earphones". The fancy new earphones can create a personalized audio profile by sending out a lone ping. This feature is convenient enough that users can quickly recalibrate when they jump off a noisy train and start their quiet walk home, for example.
The audio experience on the HTC 10 Evo is outstanding, according to the manufacturing company. The smartphone features pulse-pounding audio that adapts to the unique structure of the user's ears. The handset comes with world's first USB Type-C dual adaptive earphones that are able to tailor sound to user's unique hearing abilities for a truly personalized audio experience.
HTV 10 Evo Availability
HTC isn't partnering with any carriers in Europe to help promote the HTC 10 Evo, while the Bolt is exclusive to Sprint in the U.S. Instead, the company is only selling the device online. It seems that HTC wants to target a different type of consumer with the 10 Evo, a consumer that prefers to buy their phone outright and doesn't like to tie themselves into contracts.
For the moment it is still unclear how much the HTC 10 Evo is going to cost and when it will launch. But the well-built device coming with an impressive spec sheet will certainly be competitive on the mobile market.