Here’s the HTC Bolt, and no it doesn’t include a headphone jack



It’s been a bit over a month since we first heard rumors about a new HTC device that would be coming to Sprint, dubbed the HTC Bolt. At first we were hoping that this would be the resurrection of the HTC Thunderbolt that we all loved, but it seems that won’t necessarily will be the case. Regardless, we now have “real-world” images of the device after seeing press renders leaked before.

Evan Blass (@evleaks) gave everyone a good look at the device as well as the specs that are expected to accompany the device. It seems that the device will feature an aluminum body with the camera centered on the rear of the device, with the flash nestled just above the antenna lines that HTC loves so much.


Additionally, the images show us that the right side of the device will hold both the volume rocker and power button, while the left side of the Bolt will include two different trays. Presumably, one of these trays will house the SIM card, with the other housing a microSD card slot, which seems to be making a quiet comeback.


Moving to the bottom of the device, you’ll find the USB Type-C charging port, bottom firing speakers, and that’s it. That’s right, no 3.5mm headphone jack, so go ahead and throw your arms in the air in disgust as another manufacturer is deciding to forego the beloved port.

As for what is going to be under the hood? The Bolt is expected to feature a 5.5-inch FHD display, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an 18MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 lens and 4K video capabilities. Finally, the Bolt will include a fingerprint sensor on the home button which is nestled between the two captive buttons on the front of the device. As for availability, the Bolt is expected to launch around the world, while maintaining exclusivity through Sprint in the United States.

Even though this won’t be a successor to the HTC Thunderbolt, the Bolt is shaping up to be a huge powerhouse for HTC. We’ll have to wait and see how everything plays out in the coming months, but we’ll be watching this one closely.



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