A close up look of HTC latest Android 7.0 nougat-powered smartphone, the HTC Bolt
HTC founded in 1997 as a laptop manufacturer, Taiwan-based HTC soon began making smartphones based on Windows Mobile and Brew. It released the first commercial Android smartphone, the HTC Dream, in 2008, and is today a manufacturer of both Android and Windows based smartphones. HTC re-entered the tablet market with the Google Nexus 9 in 2014.
Right now, HTC is expected to release a new Android 7.0 nougat-powered smartphone this month and soon to be official, the HTC Bolt. This smartphone is very new and intriguing because this is the very first time from Taiwanese company has decided to release a smartphone with no headphone jack. According to a report from Pocket-Lint, which cited an HTC ROM developer known as LlabTooFer, Bolt is going to be the first HTC-branded smartphone to run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS at launch.
"You may think that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL actually claim that title since they're probably being made by HTC too," the post noted. "However there's no actual HTC branding on those phones, so they don't count. And, in fact, they go one better anyway, with Android 7.1."
Leaked photos of HTC latest smartphone are surfacing online which has given us a first close up look. It seems like HTC 10 and HTC bolt have in common when it comes to form and appearance. Leaked photos of Bolt that recently showed up online revealed the same metal frame and chamfered back. The Android 7.0 smartphone HTC bolt known internally as Acadia will be a new mid range smartphone with a 5.5 inch screen display. Other rumored specs include 3 GB ram and 64 GB internal storage plus MicroSD.
There is no headphone jack but it does support Boom sound audio enhancing tech and it is only available via headphone. It also has a fingerprint scanner under the display between capacitive buttons along with a USB type-C port. Bolt is also expected to feature an 18 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 lens and 4K video capture, along with an 8 megapixel front-facing selfie cam.Hopefully, Bolt is expected to be release globally, including on Sprint in the U.S.
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