HTC's upcoming mid-range smartphone, the HTC Bolt, has specs to impress but will be losing the 3.5 mm audio jack
New York, 14th Oct., 2016, Red Newswire/-
A few weeks ago, HTC had announced that it was working on a mid-range smartphone. Later, rumours starting rushing out with details about this upcoming smartphone. As of now, we know that the new smartphone will be called the HTC Bolt. And yeah, it has specifications worth giving a shot.
The device looks an awful lot like the Taiwanese firm's this year flagship, the HTC 10. A closer look, however, shows that the device is actually much larger than its big brother. Sporting a 5.5-inch FHD display, the Bolt is ideal for data consumers. It device is said to come with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The storage is also expandable. So you can put in a microSD card in the slot to go way high on the memory sector. The handheld showcases an 18-megapixel primary shooter with f/2.0 lens and 4K video capture, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie sensor.
You will be getting a fingerprint sensor on the front, too between the capacitive buttons. A USB type-C port is also present for charging and data syncing.
The device is expected to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with HTC's proprietary skin Sense UI modded on top of the OS.
While all that is great, there's one small subtraction that might be following the trend of today's smartphones. Earlier we saw Motorola and Apple omitting the traditional 3.5 mm audio jacks from their this year's flagships. In a similar manner, HTC Bolt will also come spartan, without a jack.
Strangely, however, Bolt does offer HTC’s BoomSound audio-enhancing tech, it’s only available when listening with headphones. There's only one speaker at the bottom of the device.
The pricing and release dates of this device haven't been revealed yet. But a global release is imminent.
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