The Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt is now official. The smartphone facilities a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 Quad HD fortitude Super LCD 3 display, stable by a covering of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 insurance on top. Under a hood, a Bolt is powered by a same Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset that powered final year’s HTC flagship, a One M9. The pattern is really identical to a HTC 10 flagship, with chamfered edges and an aluminum unibody build. With support for 3×20 MHz Carrier Aggregation, a smartphone is concordant with a Sprint LTE Plus network and delivers a fastest speeds of any smartphone that a conduit offers on sale.
The old-fashioned octa-core 2 GHz SoC has been interconnected with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, that is thankfully expandable with a microSD card. At a rear, a Bolt facilities a 16MP primary camera with an f/2.0 orifice lens, visual picture stabilization, proviso showing autofocus, 4K video recording, 120fps slow-mo video capture, and a dual-LED flash. For holding selfies, we get an 8MP camera on a front.
Connectivity facilities embody Wi-Fi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, 4G LTE (3x CA), and a USB Type-C port. The Bolt happens to be a initial HTC smartphone sans a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead regulating a USB Type-C pier for audio output. Speaking of audio, a Bolt comes with BoomSound Adaptive Audio and supports High-Res audio playback. The battery inside a Bolt is a 3200mAh unit, that is sincerely decent. However, we have seen that a Snapdragon 810 SoC-powered inclination have valid to be utterly unsatisfactory in a battery life department, so we’re not certain if a Bolt can stir with a battery stamina.
Let’s speak about a few other facilities now. The Bolt facilities a fingerprint scanner on a home button, that HTC claims can clear a smartphone in only 0.2 seconds. Another considerable underline is a IP57 H2O resistance, so we won’t need to worry about dropping it in H2O or regulating it outward when it is raining. As for dimensions, a HTC Bolt measures 153.6 x 77.3 x 8.1mm and weighs in during 174 grams. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of a box, with a HTC Sense UI on top.
Available in Gunmetal and Glacier Silver tone options, a new HTC Bolt will be accessible from Sprint in a US for a monthly cost of $25 on a 24-month contract. The off-contract cost is $599, that does seem a small high given a specs on offer.