HTC has launched it’s latest smartphone named HTC Bolt. HTC has partnered with Sprint to distribute the smartphone. The phone will also be able to buy from company’s online store in the US. It bears a price tag of $599. You can also pay via installments for over 24 months at an EMI of $25 per month.
HTC, this time with Bolt, has ditched the headphone jack just like Apple. The company is offering a pair of USB Type C-enabled BoomSound Adaptive Audio earphone along with the smartphone which also have a mic built-in.
The smartphone features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 px) display with water-resistant aluminum unibody. It has also got IP57 certification for water, splash and dust resistance. However, HTC claimed that, over time, normal wear and tear may decrease water and dust resistance. HTC clearly mentioned that it would not be responsible if you “intentionally submerge HTC Bolt.”
HTC haven’t included the 3.5mm jack adapter in the box, but, has pledged to send the adapters to the customers, who need one, for free. So kind of HTC, giving away the adapters for free. Coming to the topic, Bolt sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The processor used in Bolt is raising a big question as this processor is known to be responsible for heating problems in many smartphones.
It features 3GB of RAM coupled with Adreno 430 GPU. HTC Bolt is the first smartphone to launch with 3X20 MHz Carrier Aggregation which is supported on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X10 LTE modem. Sprint is promoting the phone as its “fastest phone ever.” Bolt comes with 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD card.
It sports a 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash, OIS (optical image stabilisation), 4K video recording, and PDAF (phase detection auto focus). On the other hand, it has 8MP front facing camera with flash for selfies. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is bundled with 3200mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. The smartphone also features fingerprint sensor on the bottom of the screen, claimed to unlock the smartphone in just 0.2 seconds.
“The HTC 10 released earlier this year was the most advanced smartphone we’ve ever built, so we knew we had to raise the bar even higher for Sprint’s most advanced ever network. For HTC Bolt, we took everything that was so great about the HTC 10 and made it even better. And, of course, we took the wireless speed and supercharged it with Sprint, turning HTC Bolt into a smartphone unlike any you’ve ever experienced,” stated Andre Lonne, President of HTC America.