HTC has not revealed anything about its much-anticipated smartphone, HTC Bolt, but a few leaks released recently, reveal the look and specifications of the device. The HTC Bolt is expected to power by the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, but the most interesting feature is that it will follow Apple in getting rid of the headphone jack. There have been many previous leaks regarding the HTC Bolt, yet, on October 14, a well-known tipster Evan Blass leaked a fresh set of images. Blass is known to be correct with his images generally. According to Blass, the HTC Bolt resembles the flagship HTC 10 in appearance, with the antenna lens and the central placing of the rear camera. The front camera too looks a little out of place with being placed on the left side of the earpiece, whereas the sensors happen to be on the right side. The Dual LED flash was also seen to have been placed above the camera module, instead of the traditional HTC way of being on the right side. It also appears that there are two SIM slots on the left edge of the HTC Bolt. The Sense-skinned handset is expected to come with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage plus microSD.
In the area of shutters, the Bolt cameras have an 18-megapixel primary shooter with f/2.0 lens and also supports 4K video capture. It will have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The biggest surprise is the suspected omission of the headphone jack. The HTC 10 sports a headphone jack on the top of the smartphone’s edge but the HTC Bolt did not show any such port. With Apple and Motorola also going the same way for their flagships, once a core smartphone feature, the headphone jack will soon get extinct. If HTC pulls this off, it would be the first smartphone after the Apple iPhone 7 to have dared to abolish the headphone jack. Although it would be interesting to see, if HTC goes for its own version of the “air pods” are a recompense of its imagined up gradation. If HTC removes the headphone jack, it would have to come up with an adapter for the phone’s USB Type-C port.
According to Blass, the HTC Bolt offers the company’s BoomSound audio-enhancing tech which is supported when listened through headphones. Bolt has a single, bottom-firing speaker. The smartphone contains a fingerprint scanner positioned between capacitive buttons on the face, and also a USB type-C port.