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HTC Source | February 19, 2018

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The HTC Bolt looks like a mini HTC 10, ditches the headphone jack

The HTC Bolt looks like a mini HTC 10, ditches the headphone jack

The HTC Bolt is back in the news today with a leaked image from Evan Blass. As you can see in the image above, the HTC Bolt features more than a passing resemblance to the HTC 10. The body of the phone is made of aluminum and has the same deep chamfers on the back as the 10 does.

However, there are a few differences which set the two devices apart. The HTC Bold does not feature laser autofocus and the LED flash module has been moved above the main camera lens. On the front, the speaker grill isn’t as wide as it is on the HTC 10 and the microSD and SIM card slots have both been moved. Obviously, HTC has dramatically reworked the internal components of the HTC Bolt when compared to the HTC 10. Also, the HTC Bolt doesn’t appear to have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

While the phone has all the characteristics of a classic HTC phone, the proportions don’t seem right to us. When matched up to the HTC 10, the camera lens and the antenna lines on the back appear to be too large. And then there’s that little bump out at the bottom for the USB (*likely Type-C) connection. These details suggest that the HTC Bolt is actually smaller than the HTC 10.

To give you an idea of how small the phone may be, we took Evan’s picture of the HTC Bolt and resized it so that the camera lens and antenna lines on the back of the HTC Bolt matched up with those of the HTC 10. The phone isn’t minuscule, but we believe its display will be sized somewhere between 4.7 and 5-inches. Scaling the phone down also reveals that the Bolt is much thinner than the HTC 10. This explains the bump out for the USB port at the bottom and likely why the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.


Unfortunately, we will don’t know anything regarding the HTC Bolt’s specs. Since the Bolt looks a lot like the HTC 10, we’re hoping that it packs a powerful processor and the same camera setup, but HTC could easily dumb down the internal components like it has for other “mini” devices it has put out in the past. What we do know is that we don’t have much longer to wait until the phone is revealed. Blass didn’t share an exact launch date for the phone, but the October 18th is shown on the phone’s display. There’s no guarantee, but there’s a good chance that the phone will officially be unveiled on that date.

Source: @evleaks

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Andre Mendes

    I highly doubt it will have the same high end specs has the HTC 10. If it does I will consider buying it.