HTC managed to survive this year with its flagship HTC 10 and struck a deal with Google to make the Pixel smartphones. Now it seems the next smartphone in line will be the HTC Bolt or so it seems from the leaks.

Thanks to profound leakster Evan Blass, we have a first look at the device. From the front it looks exactly like the HTC 10 with a curved glass finish along with a fingerprint scanner and capacitive buttons sitting below the display. It also seems to feature a full metal body finish with chamfered edges, although the back looks different.

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The HTC Bolt could feature a 5.5-inch display, but the resolution is unknown. It could feature 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage along with microSD card support. There is also a USB Type-C port at the bottom and no headphone jack. So probably HTC’s first handset to omit the port. It won’t be the first handset to offer audio via the USB Type-C port as the HTC 10 offered the same feature, while still having the legacy audio port.

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As mentioned above, the back is slightly different as there is no sign of the laser autofocus unit and the dual-LED flash has moved to the top. The camera could also see a bump with an 18MP F/2.0 unit. There is no confirmation as to when it will launch, but there is a chance that it could launch before the next year.

Publish date: October 18, 2016 6:23 pm| Modified date: October 18, 2016 6:23 pm

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