In collaboration with Sprint, HTC has finally unveiled their much-rumoured premium smartphone, the HTC Bolt, which has slated to become available for purchasing starting Friday, November 11, via Sprint stores as well as the company’s online store in the US. It has been priced at $25 per month over 24 months (translating into $600 or Rs. 40,250) with instalment billing. There is no word the availability of this high-end smartphone in India from the company. However, we are optimistic that the HTC Bolt will be made available in the country soon enough.
“The HTC 10 released earlier this year was the most advanced smartphone we’ve ever built, so we knew we had to raise the bar even higher for Sprint’s most advanced ever network. For HTC Bolt, we took everything that was so great about the HTC 10 and made it even better. And, of course, we took the wireless speed and supercharged it with Sprint, turning HTC Bolt into a smartphone unlike any you’ve ever experienced.”
-Andre Lonne, President of HTC America
HTC Bolt Smartphone Specifications
Hardware and Software Specifications
The Htc Bolt features the world’s first water-resistant aluminium unibody device featuring a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 under the hood, the HTC Bolt and packs in 3GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of storage which is expandable up to 2TB with the help of an external microSD card.
The phone comes with an IP57 rating for water, splash and dust resistance and is slated to run Android 7.0 Nougat Out-of-the-box. HTC has ditched headphone jack and packs USB Type C-enabled headphones with its new smartphone. The Bolt smartphone also comes support for HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio
On the camera front, the HTC Bolt sports a 16-megapixel rear camera which come with OIS (optical image stabilisation), 4K video recording, and PDAF (phase detection auto-focus). There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on board as well and also features screen flash for selfie-taking and video calling purposes.
Battery and Other Specifications
The HTC Bolt packs 3200mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. Along with that, HTC Bolt comes with features like a split-screen view, free unlimited photo storage with Google Photos app, and inbuilt Google Duo video calling app. The handset sports fingerprint scanner below the display which is claimed to unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds.