After HTC released the HTC Bolt in the U.S. only a few weeks ago, the Taiwan-based company rebrands his creation under the name of HTC 10 Evo. At first, HTC released the Bolt as an exclusive deal for Sprint users only. However, now that the world gets the same performances under a different name, the deal does not look as exclusive as intended anymore.
“HTC Bolt may be marketed globally as the HTC 10 Evo”, warned an anonymous inside source not so long ago.
The official HTC listing of the devices shows that the HTC bolt and 10 Evo feature the same product specifications with only minor differences. However, these do not affect the overall performance but refer solely to storage capacity.
HTC Bolt vs HTC 10 Evo
The main difference when it comes to the two versions of the HTC 10 Evo is that the Bolt features a total of 32Gb internal storage, while its counterpart experiences a double increase in storage capacity. Prices are also neck in neck, with HTC Bolt coming in at $560 and the HTC 10 Evo slightly more expensive at $600. Comparing the two devices is more like choosing between a red and a green apple.
However, after Apple has released the first smartphone with no headphone jack, HTC took notice and went on to develop one of its own “jackless” smartphones. Instead, the HTC 10 Evo will use a USB Type-C input for audio feedback. In terms of video quality and camera, the Taiwanese company does not bring any new features to the table. Users already accustomed to 16MP rear facing cameras and dual-LED flash will find little reason to be excited about the new release.
HTC 10 Evo’s Ace
Even though it seems that HTC takes advantage of a clever marketing strategy, the HTC 10 Evo does have something that gives the Taiwanese company an edge over many other smartphone manufacturers. Apart from being the first full metal unibody smartphone HTC ever produced, the Evo officially benefits from an IP57 certification. Simply put, the best HTC has to offer for now is also waterproof.
As far as availability goes, HTC is planning to launch the HTC 10 Evo in Europe and U.K. However, apart from the earlier release, namely the HTC Bolt, the Taiwanese company will not be partnering with any carrier. Instead, users will be able to purchase the HTC 10 Evo online.
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