It was back in September when the first leaks showed that HTC is working on a new device called Bolt. Noted tipster Evan Blass leaked renders of the device (in silver colour). The phone is reportedly codenamed Acadia, and is expected to be launched sometime in October. Now a new report suggests HTC Bolt will run the latest Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box.
An HTC ROM developer spoke to Phonearena about the HTC Bolt running the Android Nougat OS. The phone is expected to have the HTC Sense 8 UI over the Android Nougat OS.
There has been no information regarding the specs or the features of the device, but if leaked renders are to be believed – the HTC Bolt features a dual card slot on the right side of the device (possibly one for the SIM and the other for expandable memory).
The rear of the device features a single camera lens on the top centre with a dual LED flash above it. There are two antenna bands running across the top and bottom of the phone’s back which is similar to the HTC 10 design. The front of the device bears a horizontal home button and the bottom.
HTC Bolt bears close resemblance to the HTC 10 (minus the rear flash placement) right down to the fingerprint sensor, antenna lines and the all-metal build. The phone is expected for its US launch this month, but the device will not be a US exclusive. Reports suggest it will be coming to other markets as well.
HTC is also believed to be the official manufacturer of the Google Pixel phones, although the phones bear no HTC branding. Google has likely outsourced manufacturing to the Taiwanese smartphone player. HTC has announced a slew of budget phones in India, including the HTC 10 Desire, HTC 10 Lifestyle as well.