HTC Bolt to launch on Sprint November 11th; phone features a 3200mAh battery and a 16MP rear camera

Earlier today we told you that the HTC Bolt could be unveiled this month. Now, one of our loyal PhoneArena readers has sent us a picture of some promotional material for the Bolt, which could be called the HTC 10 evo outside of the U.S. According to our tipster, the phone will launch on Sprint November 11th carrying a 3200mAh battery. It also supports 2 x 30 carrier aggregation, which should allow the handset to send and receive data at a faster speed.

The information on the promotional material indicates that the HTC Bolt will feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. There is a 16MP camera on back with an 8MP selfie snapper on the front of the unit. The device has an IP57 certification rating meaning that it can be submerged in as much as 3.28 feet for up to 30 minutes.

Because the HTC Bolt is manufactured sans a 3.5mm earphone jack, the BoomSound Adaptive Audio earphones that come out of the box connect to the USB-Type C port on the phone. Clad in metal, the Bolt will be available in Carbon Gray and Glacier Silver.

So if you're shopping for a new phone this holiday season, don't forget to include the HTC Bolt among your choices. Keep in mind that this handset is a Sprint exclusive.

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1. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Price is all that matters now

2. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

HTC you must start to increase battery capacity, if you want to attract customers, among all those chinese cheaper and very skilfull competition brands. Understood?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7524; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"HTC you must start to increase battery capacity, if you want to attract customers, among all those chinese cheaper and very skilfull competition brands." A) Increasing battery size without optimization is meaningless. B) Is this phone only going to be available in Asia? Nope. So why do they have to appeal to that demographic specifically? I don't get your premise. Are you saying those are the only issues with HTC's strategy? Because as a proud HTC 10 owner, they need more than just that to get back in the game.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Problem with your statement is that manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei put large batteries AND optimize. That's why lately they've had the best battery life of any OEM. Samsung is a close third, and mostly it's due to optimization.

14. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

A) just half of truth. Even the high capacity just on paper is great from the publicity point of view. People are amazed by big numbers. If HTC10 has 3000 mAh and slightly above average battery life, the 3500 mAh would mean great added value (I know it´s not so simple to find a place inside the device :( A)+B) in my country Huawei and Lenovo are very popular here, especially models with enough of battery capacity. Mate8, Lenovo P1, S7 Edge, Xperia Z1+Z3 compacts.. If HTC is not able to invent any new features, et least they must focus on outshining with the existing ones.. To attract people with perfect battery life which enables both high brightness and contrast even on QHD (even better than on HTC10), with perfect resistance against falls, watter or dust, or to put HAAC microphones for them to be NO.1 of sound recording among Android phoes. Or to focus on symetrical design which pleasures your mind whenever you look at the phone...

4. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

3200 mAh is a solid capacity for a 5.5" phone. Most stay at 3k.

13. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Not, really. Maybe for 5,5 full HD would 3k be average. With QHD it´s a joke. Look at LG phone´s af last few years. Max. 1 day´s smartphones. Also Samsung understood this point - S7 Edge QHD SAMOLED 3500 mAh.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

S7 edge has 3600mah, most of chinese phablets have over 3400mah, some 4000mah.. This is pathetic.

6. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Please don't let it have a snapdragon 810...


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It will, sorry. They need to clear inventory. HTC's very own fire sale.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

HTC 10 is a 5.2" 3000mah phone that overall has mediocre battery life. This will be a 5.5" with 3200mah? With HTC's optimization for battery this thing will have worse battery than the champion of s**tty battery iPhone 7

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Not sure if you're being sarcastic or serious. My HTC 10 according to my own usage is far from mediocre.

10. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

You probably don't use your phone for heavy tasks but HTC 10 does have mediocre battery life...FOR A FLAGSHIP that is. About every review on YouTube, and various tech sites all reached the same conclusion through various tests. It'll certainly last longer than most midrange phones but to be a flagship, it probably has the worse battery life this year.

12. massi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

PA did a story on phones with good batterylife literally today! And it states that HTC 10 battery life is good... So WTF?! ( can't post the link b/c to few comments)


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, and PA's test also says the regular iPhone lasts longer than the Galaxy S7 edge...and we all know that's a bunch of bull.

11. massi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I'm sorry, but have you ever used an HTC 10? B/c the batterylife in real world use is amazeballs! And with the boost+ battery optimization for games it gets even better! After a day of heavy use with ~2 hours of gaming included I still have ~30% left. Now, I don't know what kind of an batterymonster you use, maby a Doogee X5 max pro like my sister, but it's hard to believe any other QHD screened QC820 phone would do any better. So, just shut up and crawl back under your bridge you foul beast!

18. cp1024

Posts: 10; Member since: May 16, 2010

Rock on, best reply I've identified with in some time.

16. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Huh sprint exclusive.

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