The HTC One smartphone family is expected to get a little larger this year with the launch of a new model called the HTC One A9. If you were holding out hope for a phone that has better specs than the HTC One M9 though, this probably isn’t the phone for you.
Instead, it will reportedly be a mid-range phone with less powerful hardware and a lower price tag… but with a few premium touches.
According to Evan Blass, the HTC One A9 features a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 4MP UltraPixel front camera, a fingerprint sensor, microSD card slot, and a 2,150 mAh battery.
It’s expected to feature a metal case that measures 7mm (about 0.28 inches) thick, and come in 6 different color options.
Blass says the phone will be available in November, although it might be officially announced before then. HTC is holding an event on September 29th. Why deliver the phone more than a month after the announcement date? There’s at least one report suggesting the phone will ship with Android 6.0, which Google is still putting the finishing touches on. It will also run the latest version of HTC’s Sense user interface.