Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 6:24am by Brad Haddin

The new HTC Bolt was officially introduced by the manufacturer. The handset is built for the Sprint’s LTE Plus network as it supports the 3X20 carrier aggregation that allows for zippy data speeds. Also helping the smartphone become the fastest available in Sprint’s lineup is the Snapdragon X10 LTE modem employed by the Bolt. Sprint is calling the HTC Bolt: Sprint’s fastest phone ever. Hence the endorsement of the Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man.

HTC Bolt

HTC Bolt Smartphone Display:

The HTC Bolt has a large 5.5-inch screen and its design is very derivative of the HTC 10, down to the beveled edge on back, and even with same color finishes: Gunmetal and Glacial Silver (The HTC 10’s was called Graphite, not Gunmetal). The HTC Bolt is actually the first water resistant Android phone to be sculpted out of the material. It also has an IP57 certification rating to protect it from spills, rain and an accidental submersion to no more than 3.2 feet for up to 30 min. It carries a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch Super LCD-3 display along with a 1440 x 2560 resolution.

HTC Bolt Smartphone Features:

A Snapdragon 810 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core 2GHz CPU. 3GB of RAM is inside with 32GB of internal storage. A 2TB microSD slot available for those seeking additional storage.

Android 7.0 is pre-installed along with HTC’s Sense UI. The new HTC Bolt supports Cat.9 LTE which means that it can handle speeds of 450Mbps down and 50Mbps up. With the Android Nougat installed, the new HTC Bolt offers free unlimited photo storage with Google Photos, video calling app Google Duo is pre-loaded.

HTC Bolt Smartphone Camera:

The 16MP rear camera features PDAF laser focusing, and aperture weighs in at f/2.0. And yes, OIS is also included. 4K video is available with Hi-Res audio, and there’s support for the RAW format. The front-facing 8MP camera takes selfies and handles video chats.

HTC Bolt Smartphone Battery:

The 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on and works with Quick Charge 2.0 for the rapid recharges. A Power Savings Mode and Extreme Power Savings Mode allow users to extend the life of the cell. Also USB 2.0 Type-C port is included and NFC is supported.

HTC Bolt Smartphone Specs:

HTC Bolt Specification
Screen 5.5-inch QHD, Super LCD 3 with the 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5
Body Aluminum unibody, 8.09mm thick, design identical to HTC 10 but with IP57 water-resistance
Chipset Snapdragon 810 – octa-core CPU up to 2.0GHz
Memory 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card tray
Camera 16MP, 4K video recording
Camera features 29.3mm wide angle f/2.0 lens, BSI sensor, PDAF, Hi-res audio recording, Dual LED flash, OIS, RAW support, Pro controls
Audio Boom Sound Adaptive earbuds, Hi-Res audio certified, and three microphones with noise cancelation
OS Android Nougat 7.0 with HTC Sense
Selfie Cam 8MP, 1080p video capable
Battery 3,200mAh battery, Quick Charge 2.0 via USB-C
Connectivity Cat 9 LTE with LTE band 41 (up to 450Mbps DL speed);Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 2.5GHz or 5GHz; Bluetooth 4.1; NFC; USB-C
Security Front fingerprint scanner, unlocks in 0.2 sec

HTC Bolt Smartphone Price:

The HTC Bolt is a Sprint exclusive in the states, and is available in stores and online. The phone can be bought using Sprint’s installment option for $25 a month over 24 months.