Ever since Apple controversially debuted an iPhone 7 that has no 3.5mm headphone jack, this feature has become a basic aspect to look at before going for that new phone you dream of.
There are a number of Android devices that have already taken this direction, among them the Moto Z series from Lenovo as well as a number of LeEco handsets. There have also been rumors that Samsung will take this direction with the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge, but before this happens, it seems the HTC Bolt will be among the ones introducing the big change this year.
The HTC Bolt has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now. The phone has caught attention due to its stunning looks and design that resembles the HTC 10, but there are a few tweaks here and there. In the latest images doing rounds, the Bolt seems to have borrowed a page from Apple’s book.
You get to see an all-metal handset that has almost every look of the HTC 10, but the phone is expected to come to the mid-range market. While the 10 comes with a USB-C port for data transfer and battery charging, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the other end. On the contrary, the leaked HTC Bolt will possibly come without this feature.
As for the rest of the specs, the HTC Bolt will come with a Full HD screen of 5.5 inches in size, making it a bit larger than the 5.2 inches you find on the HTC 10. Since it is a mid-ranger, the handset will reportedly come with a mid-range processor, 3GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. There will be room for microSD card storage alongside an 18MP snapper on the back. If the tipster is to be believed, the HTC Bolt will also ship with Android Nougat out of the box.
Sprint will be selling the HTC Bolt to the U.S. market, but it has not been confirmed whether this deal will remain exclusive to the carrier or other carriers will join the party. Nonetheless, the rest of the globe is also expected to see this device in local markets.
Whether HTC will attract buyers of a phone that has no 3.5mm headphone jack or not remains to be seen. Still, there is no mention of when exactly we can expect to see the HTC Bolt on shelves, but it shouldn’t be long.