The HTC Bolt is certified by the FCC
The HTC Bolt has been certified by the FCC in the U.S. What we've heard about the phone is that the device is a metal clad handset that will not sport a 3.5mm earphone jack. The Bolt will feature a front-facing fingerprint scanner and a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Today, we discovered that the Snapdragon 810 chipset will be under the hood, with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU.
The phone is expected to come with a rear-facing 18MP camera and a front-facing 8MP camera for selfies and video chats. A Type-C USB port is on board, and Android 7.0 Nougat is pre-installed. The HTC Bolt has a model number of 2PYB200 and will be available internationally, but only via Sprint among stateside carriers. The FCC documentation reveals that the HTC Bolt carries an FCC E-Label.
The HTC Bolt name calls to mind 2011's HTC ThunderBolt, which was a Verizon exclusive and the first smartphone to take advantage of 4G LTE in the U.S. If you were a ThunderBolt user, you might remember some of the glitches that the phone suffered with. What comes to mind first is the poor battery life (a 1400mAh battery was powering the handset). Other problems were so severe that in 2013 an HTC employee apologized to the public for manufacturing the device. Heck, Steve Wozniak called it one of the worse devices he has ever owned.
Six years later, longer lasting batteries and quick charging capabilities should guarantee a much improved experience for HTC Bolt users compared to what ThunderBolt users had to deal with; and with over five years of 4G LTE usage in the U.S., we shouldn't see any issues with 4G LTE connectivity.
Now that the phone has cleared the FCC, the HTC Bolt should be unveiled in the not-too-distant future.
source: FCC via MobileKaPrice