No need to get your eyes checked. This isn’t the HTC 10 being announced for the second time in 2016. A new phone from HTC, which launches today, looks a lot like the 2016 flagship introduced in April.
The HTC Bolt, however, is bigger and faster than what we saw before.
Hit the break for details.
Instead of a compact 5-inch display, the Bolt boasts a roomy 5.5-inch Super LCD 3 screen with Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution. It’s covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5, too, to take impact like a champ.
As usual, this HTC phone is offered in Gunmetal and Glacier Silver. Both colors feature backs and sides true to the company’s signature metal unibody. From the outside, the Bolt really is just a larger HTC 10.
- 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super LCD 3 display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage (w/ microSD card slot)
- 16MP / 8MP cameras
- 3200mAh battery
One thing you won’t find on the Bolt is an auxiliary port. It appears, since HTC is pushing HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio earbuds in the press release, the USB Type-C port is the go-to port for everything. The earbuds are actually included with every Bolt for free, which we applaud HTC for doing.
On the software side, the Bolt is running on the latest version of Android. That’s right, my friends. HTC implemented Android 7.0 Nougat behind its in-house software overlay, Sense, and makes the Bolt the second non-Google phone (after the LG V20) to ship with Nougat.
Thought you were going to easily buy the Bolt today? Think again. It’s an exclusive phone for Sprint and its customers.
Because its an exclusive, HTC was able to design the Bolt specifically for Sprint’s network. So the Bolt does indeed support the Sprint LTE Plus network, courtesy of 3x20MHz carrier aggregation on the Qualcomm X10 LTE modem. Don’t rule out your data speeds being the fastest around.
The HTC Bolt is available now in the U.S. at Sprint, both online and at retail stores, for $25 per month on a 24-month payment plan. No word from HTC on expanding the phone’s availability beyond one carrier and one country, so for now you’ll need to be a Sprint customer to get your hands on the Bolt.
Buy it now: Sprint