HTC Bolt rumored to use a Snapdragon 810 chipset, for some reason

At first glance, the HTC Bolt might appear to be a refined version of the company's flagship 10 that was released earlier this year. As it turns out, that will not be the case, as the Bolt will have significantly less powerful internals.

According to a new report, the device will sport a Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is the same one that HTC caught heat for with the One M9. Of course, that was well over a year ago, and many of the problems with the chip have been solved, but it still doesn't answer the question of why the company would use a chipset that has such a bad reputation.

It's also a bad time to use a last-generation chip in an Android device. Google just released 7.0 Nougat, which ended support for the Snapdragon 800 and 801. This is sure to raise questions by many of whether the Snapdragon 810 will be supported in Android 8.0 next year, or even 9.0 the year after.

The other difference between the Bolt and the 10 is that it's now rumored to feature a 5.5-inch WQHD display, whereas the 10 was 5.2-inch and therefore will have a higher pixel density. We were impressed with the 10 when we reviewed it, giving it an 8.5 out of 10.

Source: Twitter via Pocketnow

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