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

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8 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well if they have done what Sony or Microsoft did to the SD810 then it could be a decent phone, if not wellllllllllll.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I actually bought an HTC One M9 earlier this week because I was curious about the SD810 woes, I can say that the issue is overblown. It does throttle but doesn't affect normal use at all, still one of the fastest Android phones I ever used.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

HTC has one of the best UI so of course it's fast lol but if you say it is overblown then I believe you.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

earlier this year* I just realized I typed "this week" instead of "this year" in my previous comment LOL. Yet many SD810 haters still bash it like it performs worse than a midrange SoC when throttled, I think many of its haters are ones who hasn't used an SD810 device yet.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Most hater hate on stuff they have never used so what you've just said is undoubtedly true lol.

2. Alex11092

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 25, 2015

LOL. How do you know this phone is a predecessor for the ThunderBolt? PhoneArena always finding a way to talk bad about other companies except Apple. Honestly I only come back to this site for the comments, they are fun to read.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The name. Confirmed as a Rocket Scientist :X.

4. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Who the hell has said that it won't support a headphone jack?, the pictures of the bolt only shows the bottom and the side, so who said that it won't support a 3.5mm earphone jack?

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