HTC Bolt (HTC 10 evo) might be announced this month

HTC Bolt (HTC 10 evo) might be announced this month
Initially expected to be released in October, the HTC Bolt / HTC 10 evo has yet to make an official appearance. However, it looks like the smartphone will finally be announced this month.

According to ePrice, the HTC Bolt / HTC 10 evo should be available to pre-order starting late November - at least in Taiwan, HTC's home country. If that's true, an official announcement is imminent.

As previously reported, the upcoming handset could be called HTC Bolt in the US (where Sprint is seemingly getting ready to sell it), and HTC 10 evo in other markets. It's said that the Bolt / 10 evo will not have a 3.5 mm headset jack, thus becoming HTC's first modern smartphone to ditch the standard audio port.

Similar to the HTC 10 flagship, the HTC Bolt seems to be made out of metal, having a fingerprint scanner on the front, below the display. The display itself should be a 5.5-inch one, but it's not clear if we're talking about 1080p or Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution here. Other expected features include 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and Android 7.0 Nougat. Do you think you'd be interested in an HTC phone like this? 

source: ePrice (translated)



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Just because one particular company removes a standard audio port it doesn't mean it's a good idea. Why does everyone try to copy bad ideas just because of who makes them?

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No one will be copying the iPhone's removal of the headphone jack if the iPhone didn't sell well just because it lacked the port. But yeah, I agree with you, that move is a bad idea.

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think that's what bugs me though - the iPhone sells well because it's an iPhone and has built a great reputation with many over the years, but the last couple of generations haven't been great in design terms yet still people copy horrible "features" like ugly antenna bands rather than come up with their own, more elegant solutions. (mainly the Chinese brands and I know Apple themselves took a lot from HTC on the iPhone 6 design). Too many companies just copy regardless, in my experience probably due to mindless bosses and "design by committee" saying "Make us an iPhone"...

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah a lot of Android phones copy something from the iPhone 6/6S/7 in terms of design, the worst thing is, the 6/6S/7 are the ugliest iPhones ever made (IMO), they should've copied the 5S/SE. LOL As I always say in this site, Apple design died with Steve Jobs, Jony Ive is slacking like crazy now that no one is pushing him.

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yup, sad times. It's great when multiple companies are on top of their game competing with each other but this year has been pretty poor all round. Apple are slowly but surely slipping away, the design is lacking without Job's vision guiding it and the shareholders seem to be the priority more and more - exactly why he left them in the 90's! They need a product guy running the show but it's not going to happen now. Overall it's been a pretty crappy 2016 for many reasons (in and out of tech) so hopefully 2017 will be better!

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"the shareholders seem to be the priority" Tim Cook in a nutshell. Yes! Looking forward to 2017, a new big name in the competition (Google), and we consumers love competition!

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