After leaking out a couple of months ago, the HTC Bolt is now officially official.
Sprint is now selling the HTC Bolt. You can snag the Bolt for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $25 each, or for $199.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate. The Bolt is also available for $600 without an agreement.
In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll get a device that runs Android 7.0 Nougat on a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display. There’s a 16-megapixel camera on the back of the Bolt that includes Optical Image Stabilization and Phase Detection Auto Focus, and around front there’s an 8-megapixel camera with a wide panorama mode.
Other features of the HTC Bolt include an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, a fingerprint reader, and a 3,200mAh battery. Sprint and HTC have thrown in 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation, too, which can offer faster speeds in cities where it’s available. Sprint is rolling out 3xCA in markets like Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Cleveland, and Columbus.
One feature that the HTC Bolt lacks is a 3.5mm headphone jack. That means that you’ll rely on the Bolt’s USB Type-C port for plugging in headphones. The good news is that HTC and Sprint are including USB Type-C headphones in the Bolt’s box.
The HTC Bolt looks like a more affordable version of the HTC 10, which is HTC’s currently flagship. The Bolt could actually be a more intriguing option for some folks, though, thanks to features like its larger 5.5-inch display. If your interest has been piqued by the HTC Bolt, you can check it out at Sprint’s website using the link below.