Apple’s courageous attempt with its new iPhone came as a shock. Is HTC planning to introduce the same to its users as well?
Artificial intelligence seeped into the smartphone industry and not a few years later, here we are, with AI in almost every messaging app and smartphones of various different brands including Google in its pixel phones. It seems the same is going to happen with the beloved headphone jack. HTC seems to aiming quite high as this would be a drastic step.
Apple’s idea of removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack to reduce physical imperfections of iPhone 7 got hideous responses. Moreover, it was proving to be a living nightmare for the accustomed regular aux cord users, the news forced them to consider not buying the new release for now and even giving a second thought to switching smartphone brands.
Reportedly, other smartphone brands, particularly HTC, have an eye on the highly controversial feature for its upcoming flagship device. Recently, some leaked pictures of the new device suggest the same and we can only imagine the chaos if other tech companies decide to include the feature in their next releases as well. Desperation made people go for ridiculous measures. They even drilled their expensive new phones and there’s probably no reason for HTC to do this to its users.
Apple sales have been increasing in spite of the headphone jack problem. However, it is not as fierce as it was before in the case of iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S. Nevertheless, Samsung’s Note 7 disaster has pushed iPhone 7 sales to great heights. HTC’s smartphone lineup is quite impressive, this will surely prove to be a huge step forward, or backward, only time will tell.
Evan Blass, the famous smartphone leaker posted a photograph of the new HTC bolt on Twitter. Interestingly, the smartphone clearly has no earphone jack. It seems just like in the case of iPhone 7, HTC users will have to get a pair of USB-C or Bluetooth headphones to listen to music, operate iTunes, YouTube or Apple music.
We can say the new phone looks much like the previous HTC 10. It has a relatively larger screen size, 5.5-inch. The smartphone will come with a speaker at the bottom. It runs Android 7, similar to Google pixel XL. With the average 3GB of RAM and will be available in internal storage reaching 64 GB. Moreover, speculations confirm the company would release it by the end of this month.