HTC One A9 goes official, Price and tech specs
HTC One A9 is replica of iPhone 6 in terms of design, but it features Android OS. HTC One is the first non-Nexus smartphone powered by Android 6.0 marshmallow OS. You can buy HTC One A9 at the half price of iPhone 6s as it costs $400.
HTC One A9 Tech Specs
Dimension : 145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight : 143 g
Display : 5-inch AMOLED
Resolution : 1920 X 1080 Pixels
Finger Print Sensor : Yes
Protection : Gorilla Glass 4
RAM : 2GB / 3GB
Storage : 16GB / 32GB, expandable with MicroSD card slot
OS : Sense 7.0, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor : Snapdragon 617, Octa-core 1.5 GHz
GPU : Adreno 405
Rear Camera : 13-megapixel with OIS and Dual-LED Flash
Front Camera : Ultrapixel, 4-megapixel
Battery : 2150 mAh
Faster Charging : Yes, Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0 coming soon
Network : 2G / 3G / 4G
HTC One A9 features metal frame, and looks beautiful in every way. Finger Print Sensor, AMOLED Display, Faster Charging, Camera with OIS all seems to be on track. However, Snapdragon 617 makes it a mid-range phone, but HTC One A9 goes beyond mid-range as far as price tag is concerned. With all the great specs if HTC could manage to choose a premium processor, this device could do even better. 2150 mAh battery is also one flip side that many users won’t like.
HTC claims that HTC One A9 comes with an amazing sound quality that you wouldn’t have heard from any smartphone. Its build-in DAC converts 16-bit audio to 24-bit high-resolution sound. We will come to know once it hits the stores. HTC One A9 would replace HTC One M9 according to HTC, but this sounds quite strange as HTC One A9 is weaker than HTC One M9. HTC One A9 is available in various colors that you can see in the image below
It will be available with 2GB as well as 3GB RAM, 16GB variant features 2GB RAM and 32GB variant features 3GB RAM. HTC has not said anything about the pricing of 16GB HTC One A9, but 32GB version will be sold for $399.99. If you don’t mind Snapdragon 617 and 2150 mAh battery, you can buy one for you.
Update : HTC One A9 with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM is being sold for $500 in the US.