Follow the leader. HTC Bolt is one perennial little guy who is the latest to follow Apple to get rid of the 3.5mm audio jack. However, HTC Bolt will then take advantage of the USB Type C-enabled headphones. Divine and ethereal audio are its selling points, with its HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio.
The audio quality is capable of scanning the ears of someone wishing for an ear candy. It adjusts the ears by reducing the ambient noise around so that the listener can adjust the audio output to his personal taste. More on connectivity, the device is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS), 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE), Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near-field communication (NFC) and USB Type-C 1.0.
A Sprint-exclusive smartphone, HTC Bolt is the first smartphone to ever run on Android 7.0 Nougat and first phone recognized for being water-resistant. In terms of compatibility, HTC Bolt was recognized right away by Sprint to be compatible with its 3×20 carrier aggregation. This little guy has no qualms about data as it allows upload and top download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, making it the quickest smartphone of Sprint.
Aesthetics perk up the shy smartphone with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display fortified by Gorilla Glass 5. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, internal storage of 32 GB is expandable of up to 2 TB. Lastly, camera resolution boasts of an 8-megapixel front camera and 16-megapixel main camera and a front-facing fingerprint sensor.
The HTC Bolt was launched only last Nov. 11 at a selling price of $599. A budget friendly scheme is available for $25 each month to be paid 24 months on Sprint’s payment plans. The device is available at Sprint stores, Best Buy, Costco.com, Sprint.com, Best Buy, and RadioShack.
“Building this product specifically with Sprint allowed us to do a lot of fine tuning on the device; the antenna and the radio performance is beautifully optimized for the carrier aggregation technology on their network so you can get really good, fastest in the U.S. network speed,” HTC’s AVP of product planning Nigel Newby-House told iDigitalTimes.