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HTC codename Bolt (Next flagship) leaked with no Audio jack!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So HTC is allegedly working on the HTC codename Bolt device which looks sexy.

 

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So you might ask what's wrong with it? The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack......

 

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Apple’s decision to remove the earphone jack on the iPhone seems to be catching on. We’ve heard rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t feature the extension either. Rather, the Korean tech giant might utilize Type-C connectivity for audio extensions. The HTC Bolt will use similar features according to today’s information. Another company to remove the 3.5mm jack is Motorola, with the latest Moto Z launches. Other specifications for the Bolt are fingerprint recognition, a 5.5 inch FHD display and 3GB of RAM.

The rear camera for the device will have a resolution of 18MP and aperture width f/2.0. It’ll also be able to record at 4K. The front camera will feature an 8MP sensor and the device will carry 64GB of internal storage. Alongside Micro-SD support, the device will also offer HTC’s trademark BoomSound. BoomSound will only be supported through headphones though. Thoughts? Do you agree with company’s foregoing 3.5mm earphone connectivity for their devices? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

 

What do you think? The next phone I buy must have a headphone jack. I think removing the jack is very silly. I would be completely fine with removing the headphone jack if the company which made the phone provided my with a monetary compensation to buy Audiophile grade headphones with USB-C........

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

TRIGGERED

 

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FFS. Please Jesus. I have $150 USD Sennheiser Headphones. Not cheap garbage. It's not easy for me to buy new $150 USB-C headphones and why should I?


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getting rid of it will not be the best option i hope other brands will still keep it


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Move to type-c is nice not so much for audio.


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Just now, vorticalbox said:

Move to type-c is nice not so much for audio.

But what about my expensive audiophile quality headphones?


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2 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

FFS. Please Jesus. I have $150 USD Sennheiser Headphones. Not cheap garbage. It's not easy for me to buy new $150 USB-C headphones and why should I?

You'll still be able to use the USB to 3.5mm adapter.

 

If true, this eliminates HTC as my upgrade next year.


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Just now, Bouzoo said:

You'll still be able to use the USB to 3.5mm adapter.

BUT WHY SHOULD I? There is no justifiable reason why I can't use my nice headphones without an Adapter.

Just now, Bouzoo said:

If true, this eliminates HTC as my upgrade next year.

Same. Not that I was tremendously interested but this definitely is a big no no.


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Just now, AluminiumTech said:

But what about my expensive audiophile quality headphones?

then don't buy a HTC :P I am sure a c to 3mm adapter exists if not then there will be soon. Either way things change over time. USB-c for audio has the advantage of having a DAC inline for better sound quality. 


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1 minute ago, Bouzoo said:

You'll still be able to use the USB to 3.5mm adapter.

and adapter isnt the best option for once its small and easy to lose you are basically wasting money if you are going to buy another one


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4 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

But what about my expensive audiophile quality headphones?

You sure you haven't forgotten a word or four about how 1st world they are? 

 

2 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

BUT WHY SHOULD I? There is no justifiable reason why I can't use my nice headphones without an Adapter.

I'm saying you'll still be able to use them, and won't have to buy new ones is all. 


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1 minute ago, vorticalbox said:

then don't buy a HTC :P I am sure a c to 3mm adapter exists if not then there will be soon. Either way things change over time. USB-c for audio has the advantage of having a DAC inline for better sound quality. 

I shouldn't need to buy an adapter since I have choice to buy phones with a headphone jack.


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1 minute ago, Bouzoo said:

You sure you haven't forgotten a word or four about how 1st world they are? 

 

I'm saying you'll still be able to use them, and won't have to buy new ones is all. 

Again. I'm not using an adapter for this! This is so damn stupid.


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something to note, there are still samsung, huaweii, and lg phones 


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1 minute ago, Oswin said:

something to note, there are still samsung, huaweii, and lg phones 

Did I mention that Samsung is also planning to remove it?


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Just now, AluminiumTech said:

Did I mention that Samsung is also planning to remove it?

didnt saw you mentioning any, but if so keeping my non-exploding note 3


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Just now, AluminiumTech said:

Again. I'm not using an adapter for this! This is so damn stupid.

It's obviously where the industry is going, whether we like it or not. There are other manufacturers out there. Removing it makes sense, but not anytime soon. Imo they are rushing too soon out there. 

Here's to hoping for modular LG, which will have an option to have 3.5 if they remove it. 


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lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack......

 

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Then again, this is WCCF talking...


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4 minutes ago, Oswin said:

something to note, there are still samsung, huaweii, and lg phones 

Also the pixel by google. I'm sure google will keep it as a way to drive adoption.


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1 minute ago, Bouzoo said:

It's obviously where the industry is going, whether we like it or not. There are other manufacturers out there. Removing it makes sense, but not anytime soon. Imo they are rushing too soon out there. 

Here's to hoping for modular LG, which will have an option to have 3.5 if they remove it. 

Funny you should mention LG. I have an article coming up within a few minutes about their next phone...


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Just now, vorticalbox said:

Also the pixel by google. I'm sure google will keep it as a way to drive adoption.

forgot to mention that but the pixel is still a new phone so might wait for another one


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3 minutes ago, ThinkWithPortals said:

 

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10/10 . This is how I feel!


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16 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

TRIGGERED

 

[Insert massive rant here]

 

FFS. Please Jesus. I have $150 USD Sennheiser Headphones. Not cheap garbage. It's not easy for me to buy new $150 USB-C headphones and why should I?

Now you know how Microsoft & lay person computer customers feel...

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1 minute ago, Jovidah said:

Now you know how Microsoft & lay person computer customers feel...

? I don't get it. How did that relate to Microsoft or the topic or anything?


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oh hey anyone remember nokia?


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