HTC has officially launched the HTC 10 evo handset here in the UK. The remixed version of the HTC 10, already available in the US as the HTC Bolt, features a metal unibody design and high–end audio technology.
The latter, dubbed BoomSound Adaptive Audio by HTC, is able to adjust sound levels to the surrounding environment.
That means the HTC 10 evo knows whether you’re out and about or in the quiet of your own home, and serves up tailored sounds so you can properly immerse yourself in the music.
To win over audiophiles, the 10 evo also features Hi–Res audio to offer realistic, 24-bit sound.
HTC claims this will make you feel as if you’re down the front at a gig or in the studio. We'll see about that when we get our review unit.
However, there is one major caveat. The 10 evo does not come with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, you’ll need to use the bundled earbuds, which connect to the device via USB–C.
If that’s not a deal-breaker, then you’ll be glad to know that other specs are mightily impressive.
There’s a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and a large 5.5–inch quad HD display.
The phone is IP57 rated, meaning it’s water, splash and dust proof and runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat softwa-e out of the box.
HTC says it will reveal pricing and availability soon. The phone will be available exclusively from HTC’s website in gun metal grey or glacial silver.