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HTC’s new phone gives Apple chance to split the blame


Image credit: Evan Blass / VentureBeat

HTC looks like it’ll be the latest manufacturer to drive a nail into the coffin of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Leaked pictures of the rumoured HTC Bolt headset have appeared online and, sadly for owners of really awesome wired headphones, there’s no jack.

Instead, as with the Moto Z range, there’s a singular USB Type-C charging and audio port.

Elsewhere, the mid-ranger phone will run Android 7.0 Nougat and feature a 5.5-inch FHD display.

According to the report via VentureBeat’s Evan Blass (who else?), the device will have 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Related: HTC 10 review

HTC Bolt

Blass also says the handset will offer HTC’s BoomSound technology, but only when listening through headphones. There’s just a single grille speaker on the bottom of the device.

The home button also doubles up as fingerprint sensor, a la the HTC 10.

The HTC Bolt is scheduled to launch next month. Is it on your holiday shopping list?

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October 14, 2016, 11:51 pm

I'd be suprised if any other company would be daft enough to call removing a headphone jack inovation, leave this stupid mistake in the hands of the out of ideas apple design team


October 17, 2016, 7:09 pm

Love your faith in humankind. Just two words. Nano sim.
Beyond pointless, actually inconvenient, or more precisely, a bloody nuisance.
Oh! unless you throw away your six months old kit frequently.

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