Early this morning, HTC announced the much-rumoured HTC Bolt in the United States with Sprint as the exclusive carrier partner. It is somewhat “less” than a flagship device, considering the outdated specifications of the phone.
The Bolt looks a lot like the HTC 10 from earlier this year, and it’s clear these devices have been cut from the same material. It’s larger, thanks to its larger display, and is flatter than the 10, but otherwise has the same aluminum finish with large chamfers, front fingerprint scanner, and capacitive buttons for back and recent apps. The new IP57 water resistance lets the Bolt survive submersion in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
Specs/Features of HTC Bolt :
- 5.5-inch Super LCD display with 2560×1440 resolution
- a 16-megapixel (non-Ultra Pixel) optically stabilized rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera
- a USB Type-C headphone port ( instead of 3.5 mm earphone jack )
- a fingerprint sensor
- Snapdragon 810 processor chipset
- 3GB of RAM
- 3,200 mAh battery
- IP57 water resistance
- OS – Android v7.0 Nougat
The HTC Bolt is the first phone to feature the company’s HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio, which instantly adjusts to your environment seconds after you plug in your headphones. Best of all, it all happens automatically, so you don’t have to fiddle around in menus.
Overall, the HTC phone has nothing new to offer, but still the price is as high as a high-end phone. The Bolt is available for purchase from US Sprint, starting at $600.