Today, HTC announced the Bolt, their first smartphone to run with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Made out of aluminum, the HTC bolt is also a water resistant phone with IP57 certification that protects it from spills, rains, and submersion up 3.2 feet for 30 mins. It sports a 5.5 inch QHD S-LCD3 screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at 534 ppi w/ Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Internally, it runs with the dated 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 810 octa core processor paired with Adreno 430 GPU. While that chip still works pretty fine, it is known for its heating and isn't as fast compared with modern flagship chips today. Something like the Snapdragon 650 series would have been a better choice.
Anyway the handset also has 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage expandbale up to 2 TB, 3,200 mAh battery capacity w/ Quick Charge 2.0, 16 MP f/2.0 main camera w/ OIS and PDAF, and an 8 MP selfie camera that also handles video chats well. To complete the specs, the phone has 24 bit / 192 KHz HiFi audio support, LTE Cat 9, fingerprint sensor, and NFC.
HTC Bolt Specs
Display: 5.5 Inch QHD S-LCD3 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 534 ppi
CPU: 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 810 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 430
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB
Back Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 w/ PDAF, OIS, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP
Battery: 3,200 mAh w/ Quick Charge 2.0
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Sense UI
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, HSPA+, LTE Cat 9, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, A GPS
Others: Fingerprint sensor, Colors: glacial silver, gunmetal black
Dimensions: 153.9 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 174 g
Price: USD 599
The HTC Bolt is exclusively available at Sprint for now at USD 599 (around PHP 30K). There's no word yet if it'll be available internationally.