HTC One A9 Reported to Launch In November: Mid-tier Specs?


A few days ago we posted some more leaked images of HTC’s upcoming Aero A9 smartphone, and a few claimed specs. We were under the impression the phone may be a second 2015 flagship after the struggles of the One M9, but it looks like that may not be the case. Evan Blass blasted out some specs on Twitter last night, claiming that the phone will feature a 5″ FHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear-facing camera, 4 UltraPixel front-facing camera, and metal build. This is a pretty far cry from the specs we originally heard, which included a high-end MediaTek (is that really a thing?) processor and 4 GB of RAM.

In addition to the new reported specs, Blass also mentioned that the phone will available in 6 colors when it launches in November. It appears that HTC has decided to target the “mid-tier” Android sector with a premium build and see if their software can win the day. While the A9 may bridge the financial gap from now until the M10 releases in early 2016, HTC still needs a big home run in the camera department on their next flagship. Overall the build quality looks premium on the A9. This could be a successful project if HTC prices the phone correctly. We’ll be watching this rumor carefully so keep it locked here for more.

Before I go though, is anyone out there aware that HTC used the iPhone 6 design before Apple? Like, on the M7. Now people are saying HTC copied Apple? Well, I never.

Anyway, stay High on Android guys (and gals)!

Source: Evan Blass



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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"