HTC today announced their newest smartphone, the HTC Bolt. This is a smartphone that has been crafted with speed in mind. Therefore, the HTC Bolt is one which looks to offer the user a fast smartphone experience, whether it be playing games, downloading files or web browsing. Although, web browsing using data is one of the big selling points here as the HTC Bolt is a smartphone that has been built with Sprint’s LTE Plus network in mind and includes support for 3×20 MHz Carrier Aggregation, as well as coming equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X10 LTE modem.
In terms of the rest of the specs, the HTC Bolt comes packing a 5.5-inch display which offers a Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and a 534 ppi (pixels per inch), the screen is made up of Super LCD 3 with curved-edge Gorilla Glass 5. Inside, the HTC Bolt comes packing 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. In addition to the 32GB of storage, the Bolt also includes support for expandable storage via microSD cards (up to 2TB).
As is the case with any new smartphone nowadays, cameras are increasingly more important and on offer with the HTC Bolt is a 16-megapixel rear camera which supports phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Along with an f/2.0 aperture, Dual LED flash and 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio. While the front facing camera is an 8-megapixel sensor which offers Full HD 1080p video recording, as well as a number of additional features like Auto HDR, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, Live Make-Up, and Selfie Panorama. And that is not all, typical of a HTC device, the Bolt also comes packing some fairly nice audio features including HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio, Hi-Res Audio 24-bit playback, and HTC has even thrown in a free pair of USB Type-C headphones for good measure. Needless to say, USB Type-C support is therefore included, as is a fingerprint sensor and a 3,200 mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 2.0. One of the big changes with the design of the HTC Bolt (compared to the HTC 10), is that the HTC Bolt is IP57 certified for water-resistance. Not to mention, the HTC Bolt comes running on Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box.
In terms of availability, the HTC Bolt will be available to buy starting November 11 from Sprint (online and in-store), as well as Best Buy, RadioShack and Costco. In terms of the price and for those looking to purchase outright, the HTC Bolt does cost $599. While for those looking to spread the cost over time, the HTC Bolt can be picked up through Sprint on installment billing terms for $25 per month, over a 24-month basis. The HTC Bolt will be available in two colors, Glacier Silver and Gunmetal Gray and you can check out images of both colored models in the galleries below.
HTC Bolt Glacier Silver
HTC Bolt Gunmetal Gray