The year 2016 saw smartphones without the audio jack. And there are still many more smartphone manufacturers who intend to bring new devices that do not have a wired headphone jack. Following the path of Motorola, LeEco and Apple, HTC has also decided to ditch the 3.5 mm jack in their upcoming flagship HTC Bolt. The announcement and release are yet to be made by HTC, but there has been a few leaked images and information regarding its specs in the market.
Based on the leaked images, the smartphone looks very similar to HTC 10. The camera is one of the selling points of HTC here. HTC Bolt is equipped with an 18 megapixel, f/2.0 aperture, rear camera. It is capable of recording video at 4K. It is supported by a dual LED flash beside it. Also, the front camera looks good. It is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. No compromises have been made with the RAM, as we get 3GB of it in this device. There are a lot of speculations been made about this phone, and we have researched well about it to provide the best preview of HTC Bolt. Let us have a look at it and try to find out what else HTC Bolt might have to offer –
There is no doubt about the design department of HTC, as they have been known to launch some of the most beautiful phones in the past decade or so. They did a wonderful job with the design of HTC 10, and they have retained it in HTC Bolt. The phone has tapered edges and feels great in the hands. The phone is built on an alloy chassis. In other words, it is built on a single piece of aluminium. On the top, there is the primary camera. It is equipped with dual LED flash. The camera does not bulge out at all, so it is perfectly safe to place the phone down without having to worry about scratches on the lens. The speaker is at the bottom. At the front, there is the home key positioned at the centre. It has capacitive buttons around it. Also, not to forget, the home key has a fingerprint sensor as well. On top, there is 8-megapixel front camera on the left side of the earpiece. On the other end of the earpiece, there are sensors and probably a second/third mic. On the left side, we have slots for SIM cards and microSD card. On the right, there is a volume rocker, and just below it, there is the power key. At the bottom, there is the USB Type-C slot. On the top or anywhere on this phone, you won’t find the 3.5 mm audio jack. It has been ditched by HTC here. The screen is a 5.5 inch Full HD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
As the phone has not been released yet, we know little about the configuration of HTC Bolt. As far as the rumours are concerned, HTC Bolt runs on 3GB of RAM. The internal memory is expected to be at least 32GB, but most probably, it will be around 64GB. Leaked pictures show it has a microSD card slot, and surely it must be able to accept memory cards with capacity up to 256GB. The smartphone is also said to be water and dust resistant, with IP 57. The phone will run on Android’s latest version v7.0 or v7.1, Nougat.
HTC Bolt has an 18-megapixel primary camera on its back with an aperture of f/2.0. It is speculated to be autofocus enabled. It has dual LED flash beside it which will help in taking photos and record videos in low lighting conditions. The image quality on this phone is yet to be reviewed, which can only be possible after its release when we get our hands on it. The camera app is supposed to have all the basic options such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The primary camera records 4K videos at 60 fps. HTC Bolt has an 8-megapixel front camera.
There is no information regarding the battery size, but we think it should be around 3200 mAh. The connectivity options are the regular Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and the USB Type-C slot for charging.