The HTC 10 is one of the best smartphones this year. This handset was introduced back in April, and despite the fact it is a really compelling phone, it hasn’t been selling that well. HTC has been having issues selling their phones for quite some time now, which resulted in various financial issues for the company. HTC is trying to get back to the right path by pushing more compelling devices to the market, including smartphones and their quite successful HTC Vive VR headset, not to mention that they’re manufacturing Google’s Pixel smartphones.
That being said, HTC had introduced a rather interesting smartphone a couple of hours ago, the HTC Bolt. The company had made this smartphone for Sprint. Anyhow, the HTC Bolt does resemble the HTC 10 in terms of the design, but it’s inferior to the company’s flagship. We’ll talk more about HTC Bolt’s specs in a moment, but let’s first pay attention to the newly-leaked ad. We knew that HTC has partnered up with Usain Bolt in order to promote the HTC Bolt considering the company sent us some promo posters with the fastest man on Earth, but Sprint still did not share any video ads for the HTC Bolt. The company will probably do that in the next 24 hours, but an ad leaked ahead of time it seems, courtesy of @evleaks. If you take a look at the animated GIF down below, you’ll get to see Usain Bolt’s ad for HTC and Sprint, it may not be the best image quality, but it’s good enough.
The HTC Bolt sports a 5.5-inch QHD display, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Now, interestingly enough, this phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core SoC, which is Qualcomm’s flagship SoC for 2015. The 16-megapixel snapper (f/2.0 aperture) is placed on the back of the HTC Bolt, and an 8-megapixel shooter can be found up front. Android 7.0 Nougat comes pre-installed on the HTC Bolt, along with HTC’s Sense UI. The 3,200mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the phone costs $599. You can purchase this device through Sprint, Best Buy, RadioShack and Costco starting today.
Sprint got Usain Bolt to promote the HTC Bolt. pic.twitter.com/kUu1iQffSN
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 11, 2016