We have been hearing a lot about HTC’s plan to launch a new smartphone that goes by the name of HTC Bolt. While nothing substantial except the name of the smartphone has been known till date, new rumors suggests that the device will be a mid-range device smartphone. Few reports also suggest that the new device will be launched later this month. Now, first leaked images of the smartphone have emerged online, courtesy reliable leakster Evan Blass. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
Looking at the leaked images, the HTC Bolt seems to have drawn inspiration from its 2016- flagship device HTC 10 for the design. Though, the Bolt is said to be slightly bigger than the HTC 10.
Another interesting takeaway from the leaked images is that the HTC Bolt could also do away with the 3.5mm audio jack. The likes of LeEco, Motorola and Apple have already removed the headphone jack from their 2016 flagship devices. The HTC Bolt seems to follow the same path. ALSO READ: HTC 10 price in India slashed to Rs 47,990, still more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S7
Talking about the rest of the design, the smartphone seems to feature a full-metal body. On the rear, there is camera lens along with dual-flash. The back also has antenna line just like the one seen in HTC 10. Up front, there is a physical mounted home button put between capacitive keys. It goes without saying that the home button will double up as the fingerprint scanner. On the right hand side you have the power button and the volume rocker whereas on the left hand side you have two SIM card slots.
HTC Bolt specifications
As mentioned earlier, the smartphone will be slightly bigger in screen size as compared to the HTC 10. The HTC Bolt will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display. While the processor remains unknown, the device is rumored to come with 3GB of RAM. Also on offer will be 64GB with expandable storage.
On the camera front, the smartphone will sport an 18-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4K video capture support and dual-LED flash, and up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. On the software front, the HTC Bolt will run Android 7.0 Nougat, not Marshmallow which is contradicting to previous reports. Interestingly, the Bolt does offer HTC’s BoomSound audio-enhancing tech which is only available when listening with headphones.