HTC has confirmed to MobileSyrup that its recently-launched HTC Bolt won’t be available in Canada, however a leak from eminent mobile tipster Evan Blass indicates a version of the phone might be released globally under a different name.
“The HTC Bolt is a Sprint exclusive device,” said an HTC representative, “And will only be available in U.S. and won’t be available in Canada.”
While this is disheartening, Blass tweeted in late October that the Bolt might be marketed globally as the HTC 10 Evo. The name connects the device to HTC’s Evo 4G handset, which was released in 2010 in the U.S. through Sprint, and the HTC Evo 3D which followed in 2011 and made its way to Canada.
The 5.5-inch Bolt features an IP67 water-resistant metal unibody and notably lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack — though in an attempt to curb potential disappointment, the company has announced the world’s first USB Type-C dual adaptive earphones alongside the device.
The handset ships with Android Nougat and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. As for the phone’s camera package, its rear-facing shooter is 16-megapixels with OIS and a f/2.0 aperture, while its front-facing shooter is 8-megapixels with a f/2.4 aperture.