Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has unveiled its much-awaited smartphone, HTC Bolt. The launch is also special for HTC as it is their first smartphone to feature Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Also joining the bandwagon of excluding 3.5mm audio jack from the phone, HTC has followed the same footprint by making HTC Bolt 3.5mm audio jack free.
After a series of leaks and rumors, HTC Bolt is finally available in the market for $600 (Rs 40,200 approximately) in the United States. The new HTC device looks pretty similar to HTC 10 apart from a few subtle differences.
However, it is still unclear when the smartphone will be made available in India and in other countries.
The new HTC Bolt comes hefty with a pocket full of features. Like Apple came up with Air pods in iPhone7, HTC too has introduced BoomSound Adaptive Audio earphones which gives a crystal clear sound to users while listening music. Apart from Apple and HTC, Motorola and Le Eco too have ditched the 3.5mm audio jack in Moto Z and Le 2 smartphone respectively.
Another big USP of the latest HTC smartphone is the IP57 rating, which makes the device water, splash, and dust resistant.
Coming to the specifications of the phone, HTC Bolt boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD 3 display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 protection. While the chipset of the device is powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM.
With 32GB of internal storage, the smartphone is armed with a 16-megapixel camera in the rear and an 8-megapixel selfie camera at the front with loads of features such as Hi-res audio recording, dual-LED flash and HD video recording support.
HTC Bolt encompasses a 3,200mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 facility with other perks of having CAT 9 LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and USB Type-C port.
The smartphone is available in two different colours- Glacial Silver and Gunmetal.