The HTC Bolt is official; phone is available now from Sprint and has no 3.5mm audio jack

It is now official. On Friday morning, the HTC Bolt was officially introduced by the manufacturer. The handset is built for Sprint's LTE Plus network as it supports the 3X20 carrier aggregation that allows for zippy data speeds. Also helping the phone become the fastest available in Sprint's lineup is the Snapdragon X10 LTE modem employed by the Bolt.

Made from aluminum, the HTC Bolt is actually the first water resistant Android phone to be sculpted out of the material. It has an IP57 certification rating to protect it from spills, rain and an accidental submersion to no more than 3.2 feet for up to 30 minutes. It carries a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch Super LCD-3 display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 810 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core 2GHz CPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. A 2TB microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage.

The 16MP rear camera features PDAF laser focusing, and the aperture weighs in at f/2.0. And yes, OIS is included. 4K video is available along with Hi-Res audio, and there is support for the RAW format. The front-facing 8MP camera takes selfies and handles video chats. The 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on and works with Quick Charge 2.0 for rapid recharges. A Power Savings Mode and Extreme Power Savings Mode allow users to extend the life of the cell. A USB 2.0 Type-C port is included and NFC is supported.

Android 7.0 is pre-installed along with HTC's Sense UI. The HTC Bolt supports Cat.9 LTE which means it can handle speeds of 450Mbps down and 50Mbps up. With Android Nougat installed, the HTC Bolt offers free unlimited photo storage with Google Photos, and video calling app Google Duo is pre-loaded.  

Finally, just as we suspected, the phone comes without a 3.5mm headphone jack - users will have to hook up to the USB Type-C port in order to enjoy their tunes.

The HTC Bolt is a Sprint exclusive in the states, and is available today in stores and online. The phone can be bought using Sprint's installment option for $25 a month over 24 months. It is offered in Glacial Silver and Gunmetal.

source: HTC

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(23h talk time)



1. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

This is the second stupidest thing I've seen this week, after trump getting elected as US president. Hasn't HTC learned enough from the disaster the M9 was?

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Right? After producing the Pixel, they put this out with a SD810?

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

All aboard the Snapdragon 810 hate train!! Choo Choo!

5. maherk

Posts: 7055; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not like it doesn't deserve all the criticism it received, at the end if the day, it was one of the main reasons why many 2015 flagships have flopped

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Personally i don't hate sd810. I just actively avoid getting a device that use it. Unless its on fire sales. For hate i reserved its for phone without headphones jack, to me that is despicable.

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

My m9 is ok. It barely lags especially when playing games and delivers a smooth overall performance. But this is the only phone in history that i've had that I have to put on a fan for several seconds because it heated up too much

11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes it does deserve criticism, and it is not a real competitor to the Exynos 7420 for example BUT bashers exaggerates things too much, like it is inferior to mid-range chips (of 2015) blah blah blah. Trust me I used to really hate the SD810, then I bought an SD810 phone because I was curious, after that I concluded that I neither love nor hate it.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Absolutely, my m9 is warm right now as I've typed this comment. Very dumb move from them to use that processor again

19. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Clearly they haven't.... this thing is made almost as if intentionally to silently prop up Pixel XL for the heck of it. I highly doubt how this actually hold up against say a Nexus 6P/angler, when the latter are assured of a far better 3rd dev support and even with its vanilla Android core, batt life aspect are a subjective variable.

4. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

an helio x25 would have been been better,but that price though ×

7. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Wait, Snapdragon 810 AND no headphone jack AND no dual front facing speakers. Just take my money! /s

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wrong! Flash is the fastest man on earth!

9. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

SD 810 and no headphone jack?? Like Usain, people better run from this phone!

10. cytyler

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

a total disaster

14. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No flagship phones with 5 inch screens and no headphone jacks. I hate where the industry is going....

15. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Wow HTC wow....

16. harshs2110

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

It is snapdragon 810?!?!?! Is it true or did i read it wrong.. Cause if it's true it is the worst decision to make in 2016

17. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

Why Htc? Why?!

18. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

HTC-giving you 2015 model for 2016 price

20. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Might have been worth considering until you hear about the unnecessary absence of the jack

21. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Nevermind. Didn't look at the price. Not worth considering at all.

22. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Htc going back to its fail ways. 810 plus no headphone jack

23. ZypKode

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

The Samsung S6 all over again.

24. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

HTC figured that since so many Americans were dumb enough to vote for a self-proclaimed mysoginist and overt racist, convincing them to purchase a flawed phone shouldn't be too difficult.

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