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HTC hasn’t announced this smartphone yet, but leaks about its existence have surfaced last month and reports said that the Bolt, also known as Acadia, will be released in the US in October, with Nougat out-of-the box. This will be the first HTC-branded device that will be run on Google’s latest operating system at its launch.



HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR has reported that the Bolt will receive Sense 8 UI, which runs on the HTC 10, but the latter device is currently waiting to be updated to Nougat. Bolt, which was codenamed Acadia, will be sold in Europe, Asia and Africa as well, and in the US, fans will purchase it from Sprint in the coming weeks. While LlabTooFeR claims that the device will run on Nougat 7.0, other reports suggest that HTC will opt for Android 7.1 Nougat, which will come pre-installed on Pixel X and Pixel XL.

The specs of the Bolt haven’t been revealed yet, but it seems that the smartphone will have many things in common with the HTC 10. According to leaked images, it will have a metal body with a similar design – chamfered edges and antenna bars. The rear camera will be accompanied by dual LED flash (but it won’t support laser auto focus) and on the front side will be placed a fingerprint scanner.

Famous leakster Blass has showed a photo of the HTC Bolt in silver and with the flash module moved to the top of the lens. Even if the laser autofocus sensor will be missing, at least users will be able to insert two SIM cards.

Other rumored specs include a 5-inch display that will support a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, it will have a weight of 165 grams and its cameras will support 13MP and 5MP respectively. The processor will have eight cores, which will be backed by 3GB of RAM and the internal memory will have a capacity of 32GB, which will be expanded with a microSD card. The battery will be non-removable for sure, but its capacity hasn’t been leaked yet.

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