HTC’s newest smartphone is named after the fastest man in the world.
As you may have guessed it, HTC tapped Usain Bolt to help them in marketing their latest product. But on the good side, it’s also running on Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the box.
This handset is quite similar to the recently announced Google Pixel smartphones, but without the Google branding.
HTC Bolt has a 5.5-inch Super LDC-3 1440p screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Inside, there’s a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB of RAM – a little underwhelming considering the fastest man alive is their endorser. There’s only 32GB of internal storage but it supports up to 2TB for its microSD card slot for people who need extra storage.
The 16-megapixel camera at the back has an aperture of f/2.0, optical image stabilization, and it supports RAW format, PDAF, and laser focus. An 8-megapixel front camera takes care of the selfies and video chatting.
Keeping the lights on is a 3200mAh battery that also works with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. As for the ports, there’s one singular USB-Type C at the bottom – no headphone jack here. The good news is HTC has bundled its BoomSound Adaptive headphones in the package which uses Type-C.
HTC Bolt Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC Sense
- 5.5-inch Quad HD Display, 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, ~534 ppi
- 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD
- Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
- 4G, Cat.9 LTE
- 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, laser autofocus, OIS, dual LED flash
- 8-megapixe front camera
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Bluetooth v4.1
- Fingerprint scanner
- Dimensions: 153.6 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 174 g
- 3200mAh non-removable battery
The HTC Bolt is the first ever water-resistant Android smartphone that’s made out of aluminum. It’s IP57 certified, which means that it can be used under the rain and up to 3.2 feet of water submersion for 30 minutes.
HTC Bolt was released exclusively on Sprint in the United States, and it’s now available for $600 – both in stores and online. Reputable and popular leaker Evan Blass has hinted that it may go on sale internationally as the HTC 10 Evo.