Google’s Pixel duo are made by HTC but Google has retained the branding of the devices while HTC has to remain in the shadows for these phones. However, that does not mean that HTC will sit on the sidelines for the rest of the year. We’ve heard whispers of a new device from HTC allegedly slated to arrive this month, and there were some leaked rendered promo images last month. This is the first time though that we’re seeing the device’s actual pictures.
While the renders of the device gave us a fair idea of what to expect, we now have live images of the device, courtesy of Evan Blass (@evleaks) and VentureBeat, to give us a better view of what the device feels like in person.
The HTC Bolt appears to take its design cues strongly from the HTC 10 though it should be noted that this is a midranger, not a flagship offering. Previous leaks appear to reveal that it will come running Sense-skinned Android 7.0 Nougat, not Marshmallow.
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.
As visible in the images, the device comes with a USB Type-C port, but does not come with a 3.5 headphone jack. HTC’s BoomSound tech is available on the device, but only via (USB Type-C) headphones and not via the single, bottom firing speaker.
This 5.5-inch device is actually slightly larger than the HTC 10, and it’s powered by 3GB of RAM. The HTC Bolt packs in 64GB of on-board storage which is expandable via a microSD slot. The rear camera is an 18-megapixel shooter. 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.
If you’re wondering, no, this is not a successor to the HTC Thunderbolt. What do you think of the HTC Bolt? Interested? Or has HTC’s “courage” discouraged you from even considering it?
Source : VentureBeat