Year it is running out and we missed missed a new presentation of HTC, a manufacturer in low hours which has recently again found the path to profitability thanks to Google and its Pixel, and which not brought anything new to the market from the latest HTC Desire 10 & Desire 10 Pro. Company, still far from his best version, seems to be recovering slowly.
Its new proposal is surprising and at the same time does not. Guilt, as usual, is the rumors that have decimated the new HTC Bolt to filter by full days before its official launch. We knew that the BoomSound disappeared, knew that it would not have headphone jack and, above all, knew that he would mount a problematic chip. We will see what such the move out you, but before, let’s see what the new Taiwanese smartphone.
First of all, let’s talk about his possible international expansion. Nothing said HTC over which the Bolt will leave United States, where it launches at the hands of Sprint, but already heard rumours that the model would be available in more countries. Possible name, HTC Evo 10, has not been confirmed but we keep this rumor “in the fridge” when its authenticity is proven or is disprove.
So the HTC Bolt
The new HTC Bolt comes before us wearing a Super LCD 3 display of 5.5 inch protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The resolution chosen by HTC is the QHD, so we have 2560 x 1440 pixels on screen to build a density of 534 pixels per inch. A figure that we begin to see more and more frequently among the flagships of the market.
In terms of processor, we find that truly Squeak us, the choice of the 810 Snapdragon Qualcomm in its second version. The chip proved problematic last year, thus forcing to a redesign for the second half of 2015, but still not offered the expected yield. A strange decision the incorporate them into the Bolt HTC we have to prove first hand.
The Bolt will also come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory. Calm down, we can extend it with a microSD to bring us up to 256 GB extra maximum. In terms of cameras, 16-Megapixel rear and front 8-Megapixel, rather than consistent figures whose quality must be test arrived the moment, although on paper paints quite well.
The battery chosen to move this 5.5 inch smartphone is 3200 mAh with fast charge, courtesy of Qualcomm. In addition, the Bolt comes with 7.0 Android Nougat inside and with some additions such as a fingerprint reader, an NFC chip or protection against dust and water IP57. We have no front speakers BoomSound nor, as discussed, headphone jack. The audio output is limited to USB type C, though unknown if HTC will facilitate some developed USB-jack in the box.
Overview of features, HTC Bolt
Front camera8 megapixel camera
|Screen||5.5 inch Super LCD3 QHD|
|Processor||Snapdragon 810 eight-core|
|Memory||32GB more microSD up to 256GB|
|Software||7.0 Android Nougat|
|Battery||3200 mAh with quick charge|
|Rear camera||16 f/2.0 megapixel with LED flash and OIS|
|Other||Body of aluminium IP57, fingerprint reader, USB type C|
HTC Bolt, availability and prices
As we said before, HTC Bolt is launched at the moment in United States with Sprint, the American operator hand. Makes it to priced at 599 dollars by what is in the high range of local telephony, something to be expected in the light of the latest releases of the Taiwanese manufacturer, not very given to compete with very aggressive pricing.
In terms of its international release as HTC Evo 10, by now we know nothing. It may be an unfounded rumor, perhaps in the case of a real news. It wouldn’t be the first time that a manufacturer announces that a mobile is international weeks after its official launch, so we’ll keep waiting to let the information that reaches us.