HTC has come up with another smartphone for a US-based carrier – Sprint – the HTC Bolt. The new phone is up for sale from Sprint in Gunmetal and Glacier Silver color options on a 24-month contract including $25 EMI per month.
The HTC Bolt features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by a 2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash, OIS, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, along with an 8MP front-facing camera. There is a fingerprint sensor on the home button, which unlocks the device in just 0.2 seconds.
Similar to the iPhone 7, the Bolt lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone uses USB Type-C headphones that come bundled with the phone. Crafted from aluminium, the HTC Bolt is the first water resistant Android phone with Aluminium covering. The phone also features IP57 certification rating, which shields it from spills, rain, and an unintended submersion to up to 3.2 feet for a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
There is 32GB of internal storage onboard, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card slot. A 3200mAh battery backs the device with Quick Charge 2.0 for rapid charging. For LTE connectivity, the phone supports Cat.9 LTE, which makes it capable of handling speeds up to 450Mbps down and 50Mbps up. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4,1, NFC, and GPS with GLONASS.