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.
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!
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