A couple of days ago, a new Sprint-exclusive HTC handset, Bolt, was officially introduced. Even though it’s not exactly a flagship, rocking last year’s Snapdragon 810 under the hood, we can’t say that it’s not interesting, since it’s the Taiwanese manufacturer’s first smartphone to ditch the headphone jack. Yes, we know, it’s one of the most ridiculous trends, but there’s nothing we can do about it.
Even though initially we believe that it’s going to be just another carrier-branded handset, which won’t make it to other markets, it seems that HTC had something else in mind!
According to infamous Twitter-based tipster @evleaks, as well as @LlabTooFer, a new important source of leaks, the HTC Bolt will eventually make it outside the United States, but under a completely different name.
To be more specific, both sources are referring to HTC 10 evo, meaning that it’s going to be based on the company’s current flagship. This also means that there’s a chance for the handset to come with a new processor, maybe the Snapdragon 821. After all, it wouldn’t make any sense to introduce an ‘evo’ version of your flagship, but equipped with a less powerful processor.