HTC One A9 announced for $399.99 with Snapdragon 617, 13MP camera and more
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The HTC One A9 is finally official and confirms nearly all the previous leaks. Yes, it looks nearly identical to the all metal Apple iPhone but it comes with a slightly thicker 7.3mm aluminum unibody chassis. While the 13MP rear camera is protruding it is situated in the top center rather than the corner while a 4MP UltraPixel front camera graces the front. Check out the full tech specs and features below:
- 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage + up to 2TB microSD
- 5-inch display (FHD 1080p resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
- 13MP rear camera (sapphire glass lens, OIS, RAW mode and Hyperlapse) + 4MP UltraPixel front camera
- features 24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res Audio by Dolby Audio, a fingerprint sensor on the home button
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow + HTC Sense
- 2150mAh battery (Quick Charge 3.0)
Aside from the mentioned Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it’s noted that the HTC Sense is more or less the same with its relative the HTC One M9 so the smartphone is pretty responsive. Oh, and the Hyperlapse mentioned earlier is an editing tool that allows users to speed up their video recording 12 times as fast. The One A9 is now available in the US for $399.99 (RM1717.04), however this is on a promotional price with a limited time period. No official Malaysia pricing or release dates yet though but it is expected worldwide by November 2015.
“HTC is a smartphone pioneer, having delivered the first Android smartphone, the first Windows smartphone, the first 4G smartphone, and the first all-metal smartphone. Today we’re taking that heritage of innovation to the next level, unveiling a phone that stands apart in a market increasingly dominated by a company which controls every aspect of your phone. The HTC One A9 breaks from this trend by offering an incredible design, fantastic performance, cutting-edge software features and the freedom to take full control of your smartphone experience." Cher Wang, HTC chairwoman and CEO
Looks like an iPhone but runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow