HTC has launched a new phone named after Athlete Usain Bolt, HTC Bolt. HTC launched this phone with carrier network Sprint. This is not as powerful as HTC 10 but have the qualities & features of a flagship.
It has 5.5 inch QHD Super LCD display carrying a PPI of 534 pixels per inch. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which was used in Galaxy Note 7. The phone is also dust & water resistant with IP57 rating. This phone has a aluminum design similar to HTC 10. It has a fingerprint sensor below the display.
HTC Bolt has a 16MP rear camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus, Optical Image Stabilization & f/2.0 lens. It can record video up to 4k resolution. It has a front facing camera of 8MP with auto HDR mode.
It has an older last year’s chipset, Snapdragon 810 with 3GB RAM & 32GB storage with microSD card slot. There’s no problem with snapdragon 810 because it’s still a powerful chipset, but everyone knows that it has major heating issues with many devices, (apart from Nexus 6P). The 3GB RAM is also a drawback for very power users.
HTC has done something which is not expected, Ditched headphone jack. Yes, there’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack in HTC Bolt also, but one good thing HTC has done is providing BoomSound Adaptive Audio earphones which delivers 24 bit Hi-Res audio for clarity & it can also adjust audio hearings for a better experience. That earphones also seems like a very good quality earphone.
It has USB type C port with 3200mah battery & Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. The phone also boots Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
HTC Bolt is available at sprint store in USA for $25 per month for 24 months, that’s without taxes & service plan charges. For those who want it off-contract, it’s available for $600 at Best Buy, The Radio Shack, Costco & Sprint Store. Right now it’s an USA exclusive, but this phone may launch in other markets with different name.
Full specs of the device:
- 5.5 inch display
- 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
- 2.0 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 32 GB internal storage
- Expandable upto 2 GB via microSD card
- 16 megapixel primary camera
- 8 megapixel front facing camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- Android Nougat v7.0
- 3200 mAh battery
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