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.
Looks like I’m still going to be sticking with M7….a great phone, I like HTC but this one will probably be too expensive.
Screen sound great but they skimped on the battery
This is looking like a really nice midrange device.
price is always an issue for midrange devices, and I’m almost willing to bet HTC will shoot itself in the foot and price it at an uncompetitive price
I suspect its pricing will be in the “free with a 2 year agreement” price range with AT&T and Verizon.
If that’s the case, this phone is destined to fail too.
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