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Upcoming HTC Bolt With 18MP Rear Camera Also Removes The 3.5mm Earphone Jack Show Leaked Images

Ramish Zafar
Posted Oct 15, 2016
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Customary of nearly every launch, Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus witnessed their fair share of criticism. Some of this was justified, as Cupertino really has dropped the ball when it comes to design and display upgrades. It’ll be three years since any major design upgrade for the iPhone in 2017. For a company that’s based its portfolio on this mantra, such lethargy is shameful. Another feature, or rather lack of, on the pair was the absence of the 3.5mm earphone jack on the iPhone. Looks like more companies have started to follow suit in this direction. Take a look below to find out more.

Images For The Upcoming HTC Bolt Suggest No Earphone Jack For Device Either

While the industry loves to focus on flagship smartphones, there are a lot of other great devices out there as well. In terms of design, HTC is one manufacturer that’s got a good grip on things. The company’s recent Pixel and Pixel XL devices  bear testament to this fact. Before them, the HTC 10 and other devices also feature elegant simplicity while remaining uncompromising towards necessary functionality.

Some latest images of the upcoming HTC Bolt suggest a similar approach this year as well. Taking a look at these, the device blends form and simplicity quite efficiently. A rigid approach for the rear, with both the camera sensor and HTC logo placed at the center create a strong contrast with its overall minimalism. Yet, it isn’t these features that have caught our eye. Rather, it’s the absence of the 3.5mm earphone jack which is the device’s most striking feature.

Apple’s decision to remove the earphone jack on the iPhone seems to be catching on. We’ve heard rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t feature the extension either. Rather, the Korean tech giant might utilize Type-C connectivity for audio extensions. The HTC Bolt will use similar features according to today’s information. Another company to remove the 3.5mm jack is Motorola, with the latest Moto Z launches. Other specifications for the Bolt are fingerprint recognition, a 5.5 inch FHD display and 3GB of RAM.

The rear camera for the device will have a resolution of 18MP and aperture width f/2.0. It’ll also be able to record at 4K. The front camera will feature an 8MP sensor and the device will carry 64GB of internal storage. Alongside Micro-SD support, the device will also offer HTC’s trademark BoomSound. BoomSound will only be supported through headphones though. Thoughts? Do you agree with company’s foregoing 3.5mm earphone connectivity for their devices? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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