Sprint HTC Bolt Smartphone Image Leak Hints Possible USB-C Port

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The upcoming HTC Bolt borrows much of its design from the HTC 10 Hindustan Times / Getty Images

Earlier this month, there were whispers that HTC was gearing up to launch a new flagship phone and now it looks like we have some visual receipts to add to the rumor mill. The soon-to-be released smartphone is called the HTC Bolt and is slated for a U.S. release date sometime in the near future.

As PhoneArena reports, thanks to a tweet from Evan Blass, the king of smartphone image leaks, we now have a sneak preview of the HTC Bolt’s design specs. Posing for the camera wearing a silver finish, the HTC Bolt features similar aesthetics to the HTC 10 phone. Its construction has the same elegant beveled edges and rounded corners as seen on its elder sibling.

Upon deeper scrutiny of the image, there are some differences between the two handsets in terms of hardware design. For one, the front facing camera on the HTC Bolt is embedded on the left side of the bezel and on the HTC 10, the selfie camera is integrated to the right. Secondly, the flash placement on the HTC Bolt and HTC 10 differ. On the HTC Bolt, it sits just above the camera lens and on the HTC 10 it’s located on the right side of the shooter’s sensor.

Brazenly borrowing a page out of the Apple iPhone 7 book of innovation, the HTC Bolt is seemingly missing a 3.5mm headphone jack. If so, that means it’s likely to employ USB-C type charging and feature Bluetooth wireless connectivity. HTC managed to keep us in the dark about the HTC Bolt’s core features as well as its release date. If the phone’s wallpaper logo in the photo leak is any indication, the device may be headed to Sprint on October 18.

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is on a roll right now, having just announced two new mid-range 5.5-inch phones this week, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle and the HTC Desire 10 Pro

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