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Leaked photos give us a close-up look at the rumored HTC Bolt

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HTC Bolt leaked image Evan Blass / VentureBeat

New pictures have emerged of the HTC Bolt, a phone that’s rumored to be coming later this month. VentureBeat’s Evan Blass posted the images, which appear to show the physical phone — not a rendered version — for the first time. As we saw in an image Blass leaked in September, the Bolt looks similar to this year’s HTC 10 phone, but it’s supposedly going to be a midrange Android device, not a flagship product. It also, notably, has no headphone jack.

Blass writes that the Bolt will have a 5.5-inch display (slightly larger than the HTC 10) with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, plus a microSD card and an 18-megapixel rear camera, compared to the HTC 10’s 12-megapixel one. This leak, along with previous ones, suggests that it will run Android 7.0 Nougat reskinned with HTC’s Sense interface — the HTC 10 was released using the previous Marshmallow version, although an update is supposed to be on its way. As we’ve previously heard, it’s apparently being released worldwide and coming to Sprint in the US.

HTC Bolt leaked image Evan Blass / VentureBeat

While we still don’t know all that much about the Bolt, its name evokes the HTC Thunderbolt, a Verizon-exclusive phone from 2011. The Bolt rumors come not long after HTC announced its midrange Desire 10, which is not currently available in the US. HTC is also behind the Pixel and Pixel XL, two high-end, Google-branded phones that were revealed last week.


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