HTC has been dominating the headlines recently, but this has everything to do with association with the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Even though busy with these two handsets, the Taiwanese company has still found some time to dedicate its efforts on releasing a new phone dubbed HTC Bolt. The phone is expected to be here before the end of this year, but leaks of images are already doing rounds and the latest show huge similarities with the HTC 10, the 2016 flagship from the company.
Leaked by the famous Evan Blass, the HTC Bolt has everything you see on the outside of the HTC 10 apart from one notable thing – the 3.5mm headphone jack. The camera is centered at the back while the antenna lines are also unchanged. More on the camera, though, is that the LED flash is not in the same place, with the HTC Bolt having it at the top of the camera while the HTC 10 has it beside it. The USB Type-C port will possibly serve as the same port for listening to music via headphones.
Given that the HTC Bolt is a potential contender in the budget-friendly category, it is possible that a fingerprint scanner might be missing. The phone could also be a dual SIM. More about this phone is expected to come out as from October 18th, which is just a date speculated on the leaked image.
While this is happening, the tech giant held an event on Tuesday where an HTC Desire 10 was finally unveiled to the world. Like it had been claimed in the rumors, the phone has a 1080p resolution on the display, is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC and has great cameras in the shape of 20MP at the back and 13MP at the front. You also get to enjoy using a fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes, among other things.
Priced at $324, there is still no word on the phone’s U.S. availability, but it should make its way to the country sooner or later.