HTC One A9 Images and Specs Revealed by French Carrier

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Around here we’ve had a bit of fun calling HTC’s new One A9 smartphone an iPhone clone, but we’re all aware Apple borrowed the iPhone 6 design heavily from the HTC One M7. HTC is hosting a virtual unveiling event on October 20 in New York for the A9, but earlier today we saw many official details leak out courtesy of French wireless carrier Orange. Previously we have seen blurry leaked images of the A9, but now we have crisp high-resolution stock images. The phone comes in two color options, steel gray and white/silver. For me it is still hard to ignore how much HTC has flattened out the phone. If you disagree with the idea that it looks like the iPhone 6, you can at least concede this One is a departure from the One Mx series.

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Perhaps the most interesting tidbit from the posting by Orange is the price. The stated price is €599.90. That’s almost $700. Let that sink in. The rumored specs of this phone are decidedly mid-range by Android standards, so I hope this listed price is a typo or just plain incorrect. Confirmed specs from the posting include a 5-inch FHD (1080p) display, 13MP rear camera, 4MP front camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Not included in this official list are the processor and RAM, which are rumored as a Snapdragon 617 with 2 GB of RAM. Hopefully we will find out more before HTC’s event next week including verifiable pricing and availability information. Keep it locked to HOA News and tune into HTC’s live streaming event next week to check out the A9 for yourself!

Source: Orange

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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!"

2 Responses

  1. Sean Anthony says:

    The design looks similar to HTC’s budget 626 phone. I hope HTC is joking about the price because if that is the price they might as well just close up shop.

  2. Vince says:

    Ofcourse it’s not going to cost 700 usd, phones are just way more expensive in europe. I expect it to be 550-600 usd.

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