HTC Bolt with Android 7 Nougat, no headphone jack launched

HTC Bolt smartphone comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, and no headphone jack. It has been launched only in the US.

By: Tech Desk | Published:November 11, 2016 3:22 pm
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HTC has launched its new HTC Bolt smartphone which comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, and no headphone jack. The smartphone has been launched on the company’s US online store for now, and is exclusive to the Sprint mobile network. The price for the HTC Bolt is $600, and it is available in a black colour option on the website.

HTC Bolt comes with a metal unibody and a design that is similar to most smartphones from the brand. There are antenna bands running on top and bottom of the phone. HTC is following Apple’s way with the Bolt and getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The company is using USB Type-C dual adaptive earphones, and promising a better audio experience.  HTC Bolt phone is also water, splash and dust resistant and comes with IP57 rating. However the company’s fine text makes it clear that liquid damage may not be covered under warranty.

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HTC Bolt has a 5.5 inch Quad HD display (2560 x 1440 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with curve edge on top. This one comes with an LCD display and the pixel density is 534 ppi. Dimensions of the HTC Bolt are 6.06 x 3.04 x .32 inches, and it weighs 174gms. HTC Bolt runs with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-ore 64-bit processor clocked up to 2.0GHz. It has 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and microSD slot with up to 2 TB support.

The rear camera is 16MP with PDAF, OIS, f/2.0 and support for 4K recording. It has an 8MP front camera with Auto HDR and f/2.4. Battery on the HTC Bolt is 3200 mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 support.

Bolt also comes with the HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio and HTC BoomSound Adaptive Audio Hi-Res earphones. It runs Android 7.0 with HTC Sense on top. Sensors on the HTC Bolt are Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G-sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Fingerprint sensor. On the connectivity front, this is 4G LTE enabled smartphone with NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz).