We recently told you that HTC is currently prepping a version of its HTC 10 handset dubbed Bolt (in international markets) or HTC 10 Evo (for the Taiwanese market) that might make it out on the market towards the end of the month. Well new info unearthed by Techno Buffalo seems to indicate that Bolt will make an appearance in the US earlier than predicted, on November 11.

The phone will be sold exclusively by Sprint and will arrive with a larger 5.5-inch display (compared to the HTC 10 which features a 5.2-inch display. We were unsure whether the phone will be equipped with 1080p resolution or 1440p, but the latest info confirms the Bolt will boast a 2K panel instead (2048 x 1080 res).

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According to leaked Sprint promotional material, the phone will features IP57 certification for water and dust protection, which isn’t as impressive as the IP687 water resistance on the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7, but a decent enough option.

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The documents also attest the presence of a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and OIS (optical image stabilization) and 4K video recording capabilities plus an 8MP selfie snapper in front.

The flyers reveal the phone will feature the world’s first adaptive earphones, which are said to feature a speaker that’s 70% larger than the one found in standard earphones. A diaphragm made from aerospace-grade plover allows the phone to deliver two-time the sound range.


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Interestingly, the slides also mention the Amazon Assistant coming pre-installed. Android 7.0 Nougat has been confirmed to be onboard of the phone too. Certainly Sense 8.0 UI will be plastered on top.


We’re also told the phone has an aluminum unibody and bundles 3,200 mAh battery which promises talk time of over 20 hours. Thanks to the Quick Charge technology, the phone can be charged to last up to a day in 30 minutes.

No info related to the pricing of the HTC Bolt for the time being nor the chipset inside it (Snapdragon 820 or 821), but we’ll now soon enough.

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