The rumor mill once again hit it straight on the head! Just as we expected, HTC today announced the latest smartphone in its portfolio, the HTC 10 evo. However, this is where all the novelties end – this device is essentially an international version of its recent HTC Bolt, which is exclusively available on Sprint.
So, what is the HTC 10 evo, in a nutshell? Long story short, it's a full-metal, water-resistant Snapdragon 810-equipped 5.5-incher that has no 3.5mm headphone jack yet makes up for that by employing HTC's Boomsound Adaptive Audio tech and boasting a pair of adaptive USB Type-C earphones in the box. Unlike the Bolt, which was only available in Silver and Gunmetal colors, the 10 evo also comes in Gold. Another notable feature is the Gorilla Glass 5-covered Quad HD display as well as the 8MP wide-angle selfie snapper which has its own front-facing flash sidekick.
Oh, we almost forgot - similar to the HTC Bolt, the HTC 10 evo arrives with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.
The HTC 10 evo will be available in Europe (including the UK) exclusively online. That's right, no carrier will be offering this device in its stores across the Old Continent - you will have to order it from HTC's online store. This is a first for the Taiwan-based manufacturer, which has deep roots of partnering with multiple carriers.
The HTC 10 evo is likely going to sell for £450 - £500 in the UK and probably cost anywhere in-between EUR450 - 500 in the rest of Europe, though the latter is mostly speculation on our part. The exact release date, or should we say online availability of the device, is not known at the time.