HTC plans to copy iPhone 7’s most hated feature


The HTC Bolt in silver.
The HTC Bolt in silver.
Photo: Evleaks

Apple isn’t the only smartphone maker that wants to kill headphone jacks.

Removing the 3.5mm audio port from the iPhone 7 was the most controversial design decision Apple has made in years. Now some leaked photos have revealed that HTC plans to copy the move on its next flagship device.

Notorious smartphone leaker Evan Blass posted photos of an alleged HTC Bolt on Twitter today and a headphone jack is nowhere to be seen.

HTC Bolt
The bottom of the HTC Bolt.
Photo: Evan Blass

The new HTC Bolt looks similar to the HTC 10, only it will have a larger 5.5-inch screen. Users will have to get a pair of USB-C or Bluetooth headphones to listen to music. Bolt will come with one speaker on the bottom instead of two like on the iPhone 7.

HTC is expected to unveil the device later this month. It boasts an 18MP rear camera, runs Android 7.0 and comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot.


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