Rendered HTC Bolt looks an awful lot like the HTC 10, minus 3.5 mm headphone jack
Oh, no, it’s a trend now. It all technically started with LeEco, then Motorola (or rather Lenovo) rushed to beat Apple to the no-jack punch, while HTC could be next to jump on the wireless/USB Type-C audio bandwagon.
It remains to be seen if perhaps the looming HTC Bolt will at least support wireless charging (the flagship HTC 10 doesn’t) to offer audiophiles a little more leeway than the Lightning port-addicted iPhone 7.
A (very) late heir of sorts to the 2011-released ThunderBolt, which was Verizon’s first ever 4G LTE handheld, this surprising HTC Bolt is reportedly headed to Sprint sometime next month (and hopefully, other carriers too), with an @evleaked render today hinting at more than a few HTC 10 design similarities.
Although Evan Blass has no inside information to share on specifications, it’s probably safe to assume we’re looking at a significantly smaller and slimmer device than the HTC 10. Likely, a 4.7-inch or so diminutive hero sporting a premium aluminum build, smoothly chamfered edges, and sub-7mm waist.
A number of utilities seem to be shuffled around, including the rear camera’s LED flash, microSD and SIM card slots, while the laser autofocus is gone altogether. Overall, we can definitely expect Desire 10 Pro-level upper mid-range equipment here, at the very least, and based on the rendered phone’s home screen, an October 18 announcement in New York City.