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HTC Bolt won’t be able to turn around tables for HTC’s tumbling market share | Analysts

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HTC Bolt as the name suggests works extraordinarily at the LTE Plus network of Sprint. According to HTC, the new Bolt works at a rapid speed of 450 million bits per second. The company recently releases a statement to Forbes in which they iterate that the smartphone with lightning fast internet support means it will stream music, media, and videos fluently.

This statement from HTC is quite important because we have seen many tech experts are not happy with the company’s decision of powering a high-end smartphone with a year older Snapdragon 810 chipset. Other hardware specs showcase device is an upper mid-ranger model from HTC.

The HTC Bolt is featuring a 5.5-inch display with quad HD screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 Pixels. The SD 810 is accompanied with 3GB RAM and the internal memory of the device is 32GB. The HTC Bolt is also company’s first high-end smartphone of the year to have IP57 certification which means the device can resist against water and dust up to some extent. It can survive 30-min within 3.2 feet deep water. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button.

The rear primary camera module is of 16MP with OIS and phase detection autofocus. The camera aperture is f/2.0. On the front facing side, the selfie-centric camera module is of 8MP. Another best thing about this device is its Android Nougat OS out of the box. To keep the device lights on of this machinery a 3,200mAh battery is placed.

So as you can see, all hardware aspects of this device are of a flagship device what lacks it behind is its year old Snapdragon 810 Soc. I am sure, you heard reports that Snapdragon 810 overheat occasionally that’s why last year Samsung didn’t use SD 810 on any flagship variant even not for the US and Chinese variants.

The Strategy Analysts are hinting that SD 810 overheating issue will surely affect the sales of HTC Bolt. According to Eddie Han, analyst, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute:

"For consumers, while we believe display size and resolution play more important roles than processors in purchasing behavior, the heating issue of the 810 processor would be a big drawback for tech savvy segment and affluent buyers. Hence we don’t think Bolt will lift up HTC significantly. HTC is still under the falling track."-Eddie Han, analyst, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute

In the US, the device is exclusively available via Sprint for $600 retail price. On the global scale, the HTC releases this handset as HTC 10 Evo.

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HTC Bolt won’t be able to turn around tables for HTC’s tumbling market share | Analysts
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AshleyBravo

By the way, something similar was expected of the HTC 10 also. But that phone also was a bit disappointing. And honestly speaking, I really don't have a lot of "turn around" kind of hopes from HTC Bolt as well.

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