The HTC 10 came out a good while ago now - at least in terms of technology - so the Taiwanese company is feeling the need to refresh its lineup in time for Christmas. Just as well, then, that the HTC Bolt came out recently, right? Well, HTC is now releasing that phone for international markets, under the name HTC 10 evo.

The evo is, for all intents and purposes, the same phone as the Bolt. The processor is a Snapdragon 810, with four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.5GHz and four Cortex-A57's clocking in at 2.0GHz. RAM comes in at 3GB with 32GB of internal storage with up to 256GB microSD cards supported. The camera is a 16MP affair, with f2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash, and phase detection autofocus. The screen is 5.5-inches, with a QHD resolution of 2560x1440. As with the original HTC 10, there is a fingerprint scanner on the front, as well as an 8MP camera. Like the Bolt, there is also IP57 water resistance as well, so if it gets dunked while washing up or swimming you should be safe. Lastly, the battery is 3200mAh capacity, which seems like it might just get you through the day, maybe.

One question remains, which is why does the 10 evo have a processor that is lower in specification than the HTC 10's Snapdragon 820? It's a conundrum, readers, that we can't answer. Otherwise, the HTC 10 evo looks similar to the HTC 10 in just about everything, although it lacks a headphone jack. HTC has consented to shipping a pair of USB-C earbuds in the box, though, which should lessen the pain somewhat. The phone will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, so the latest enhancements are ready to go out the box. The company has not announced pricing or availability for the HTC 10 evo, but I'd expect it to be around the same as the Bolt, which retails for $600 at Sprint.