HTC Bolt could sport the infamous Snapdragon 810

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The HTC Bolt seems like it’s going to be full of surprises. According to renowned leakster LlabTooFeR over on Twitter, the HTC Bolt, under the codename of HTC Acadia, will feature an intriguing processor.

Join us after the break for details.

That processor is Qualcomm’s very own Snapdragon 810. If the rumor turns out to be true, it’d be a bizarre choice from HTC, and for a number of reasons. One of the major reasons is that this particular processor was and still is known for it’s insane overheating issues. Qualcomm launched a better version of the Snapdragon 810 which fixes the overheating problems, but the chip still has a bad reputation, despite that. So, why would HTC go for that over the Snapdragon 820? No one knows, but it very well could be because of some serious discounts on the chip.

In more positive news, LlabTooFeR says that the Bolt will sport a 5.5-inch with a Quad HD display in a widescreen format, otherwise known as WQHD.

Past leaks have shown just how similar in design the HTC Bolt will be to the HTC 10. In addition, previous rumors say we’ll see 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage in the phone, as well as a 18-megapixel rear camera and USB Type-C port.

The Bolt was rumored to launch on Sprint as an exclusive to the carrier on October 18. That obviously didn’t happen, but given the timeline, it’s safe to say we’ll see it by the end of the year.

source: LlabTooFeR (Twitter)


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