HTC Bolt unveiled for Sprint with no headphone jack


Exclusive to Sprint’s network, HTC has announced its latest smartphone, the Bolt. The device is a showcase of Sprint’s latest network technology which is touted to provide faster download speeds than other networks. Sporting similar looks to the previously launched HTC 10, the Bolt packs a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC and runs Android 7.0 (Nougat).  It comes with a water-resistant unibody aluminium design, a 16-megapixel primary shooter with 4K video recording capability.

Other features include a home button embedded with a fingerprint sensor and comes with HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio. One of the major points is the exclusion of the 3.5mm audio jack. It also has 3GB of RAM, a 3,200 mAh battery that has Quick Charge 2.0 support and a microUSB Type-C port which doubles up as a headphone jack. The HTC Bolt is available in gunmetal grey and glacier silver colours, and the box comes with a set of USB Type-C headphones.

Also, the Bolt is the first device from HTC to run Android 7.0 Nougat (Google’s latest Android platform) and comes with features that are common on other Nexus smartphones like split-screen multitasking. The smartphone is a level down from the likes of Pixel XL and Galaxy S7 Edge regarding hardware and is available at all Sprint stores and online.

[Source: The Verge]