HTC, alongside the launch of the Desire 10 Pro smartphone in India on Thursday, announced that it will be bringing its latest flagship smartphone to India next month. Called the HTC 10 evo, the smartphone is the global variant of the HTC Bolt smartphone launched for Sprint in the US earlier this month.
At its New Delhi launch event of the HTC Desire 10 Pro, the company said the HTC 10 evo will be launched in India by the end of December. However, no pricing information was revealed by the company. To recall, the HTC 10 evo was launched in Taiwan and the UK earlier this week. In the former country, it was priced at TWD 17,990 (approximately Rs. 38,500) for the 32GB variant and TWD 19,900 (approximately Rs. 43,000) for the 64GB variant.
The HTC 10 evo was launched in Gunmetal, Silver, and Gold colour variants in Taiwan. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is that it is bundled with USB Type C-enabled headphones. The company is also touting support for HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio. The handset sports a fingerprint scanner below the display which is claimed to unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds.
There are very minor differences between the HTC 10 evo and the HTC Bolt, It features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and sports a water-resistant aluminium build. Running Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, HTC 10 evo comes with features like split-screen view, free unlimited photo storage with Google Photos app, and inbuilt Google Duo video calling app.
The HTC 10 evo is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM, and comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera which comes with OIS (optical image stabilisation), 4K video recording, and PDAF (phase detection autofocus). There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on-board as well and the smartphone also features screen flash. The HTC 10 evo packs a 3200mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology.