HTC Bolt: Not what you were expecting

Earlier this year, HTC unleashed the HTC 10, a powerful flagship with a gorgeous design. Since then, the company has been relatively quiet, introducing a few Desire handsets and the HTC Vive, a VR headset that is among the most immersive on the market. Now, it’s back with another flagship—and it’s coming exclusively to Sprint.

Packing a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 chip (yes, you read that right), and a 16-megapixel camera, the HTC Bolt shares a few similarities with the HTC 10, particularly its design. But just because it looks like the HTC 10 doesn’t mean it is one.

The HTC Bolt also comes packing Android 7.0, BoomSound speakers, an IP57 rating, and 3GB of RAM, which should keep the device briskly moving through apps, games, and marathons of Netflix. It’s certainly not the most powerful device on the market, but HTC has done an excellent job over the last year balancing hardware and software, and the Bolt is no different.

While the Bolt offers a healthy blend of specs and design, its price might scare a lot of people away. If you want to buy the device outright, you can get it for $599, which is barely cheaper than the Google Pixel ($649), a decidedly more powerful handset. Or you can buy the HTC 10, which is more powerful and on sale for $549. That boggles my mind.

If you prefer to go the monthly route, Sprint customers can pick it up for $25 a month for 24 months. The device is available now in both silver and gunmetal at Sprint stores.

Below is the full spec sheet:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage with microSD support
  • IP57 rated
  • 16-megapixel camera f/2.0, optical image stabilization
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • USB-C
  • 3200mAh battery
  • Android 7.0
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Hi-Res Audio

Article source: