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HTC One A9 to be the final name of the deca-core Aero smartphone

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HTC One A9 to be the final name of the deca-core Aero smartphone
The HTC Aero is an unannounced smartphone that's supposed to be officially unveiled sometime later this year as one of the world's first devices to be powered by the deca-core (that's 10 cores) MediaTek Helio X20 processor.

Not long ago, we heard that the Aero could be called HTC A9. However, it looks like this isn't the complete name of the upcoming handset. @evleaks today posted an image suggesting that the Aero will be known as the HTC One A9. This name makes more sense than just HTC A9, since the One brand is well known around the world.

Besides a deca-core processor, the Aero / HTC One A9 should feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, 4 GB of RAM, and a rear camera with support for RAW photography. The handset might cost around $500 - $600.

It's said that the Aero / One A9 will be released in the US via AT&T, though we don't know exactly when this is supposed to happen. For the record, MediaTek said that devices using its Helio X20 processor would not be available before early 2016. So maybe the One A9 is going to be announced this year, but won't hit shelves before 2016. We'll see what happens.

Earlier this week, we saw a couple of photos allegedly showing the HTC Aero in the wild, but for now we can't be sure of their authenticity. Anyway, you can take a look a them below.

source: @evleaks

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posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:30 18

1. realhumanbeing (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)

How much can they dig themselves in the ground? I swear this was my favorite smartphone oem until 2015..

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:31 18

3. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

It doesn't make any sense. They just refuse to respond to the market.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:09

45. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 858; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)

but atleast they made an intelligent choice by using mediatek instead of firedragons

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:37 5

6. HR_19 (Posts: 90; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)

I've always loved HTC, since the first Windows Mobile phones way back in early 2000's, and the One M7 was THE bomb, with the M8 being mostly an improvement (I didn't like the bigger rounding on the corners, made it less appealing to me), and there M8 vastly out sold the M7, but they really dropped the ball with the M9. If it had looked like those sexy concept renders with the full face glass, and didn't have the heating issues, it would've been the best phone they've ever made. HTC should switch to the Intel processors. I have the Asus Zenfone 2 with an Intel processor, and its really awesome.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:50 7

7. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

HTC believed in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" niche that's why the M9 didn't stand out, enter the now aging and troubled Sense UI, crappy 20MP camera, poor calibration display, the oven toaster SD810 and a wide range of "sub-flagships" making consumers confused and frustrated to add insults to injury.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 02:47 1

26. nebula (Posts: 577; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

My man. You mentioned all three troublemakers of HTC M9 : crappy 20MPcamera, poor screen calibration ageing Sense UI . And I would add exhausted design. I swear HTC was my favourite OEM before M9.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 18:45

44. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

I was actually talking about the design of the m9 when i said if it ain't broke, don't fix it.. Lol

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 07:54

37. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

na they just got hit by the s6 and the s6 edge I.e. Good looking Samsung phones for the 1st time. Where the software was also faster

On top of the sd 810 and the phone looking. The same as always

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 13:57 1

40. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

So I don't understand what the problem is with this device? The M9 was ruined mostly due to the SD810 and the initial reporting, but was it really a bad device? No. It's just that expectations were greater (especially those leaks just before release that turned out to not be true in terms of the design) and competition is tough, it's still a great device.

So what can HTC do? Are you all really going to be happy if HTC goes belly up and disappears from the market? It sounds like that's what you want.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 04:13 1

32. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

simple you release a great phone on 1 network just how stupid are these tai phone people dont they remember fire phone apple only made it because they are a computer maker and had followers, multi release or fail and lose your great low profit company

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:31 4

2. HR_19 (Posts: 90; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)

Summer people have said that a 10-core CPU is overkill, but if it managed to increase performance and reduce power consumption, then I'm all for it.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:31 1

4. HR_19 (Posts: 90; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)

Some* people

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 23:22

17. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)

There's only 2 type of person who will say it.
1. The one that only have 2 core CPU, because their fav phone manufacture say 2 is better.
2. The one that still use 4 years old CPU with 2 cores, because their fav phone don't have apps, and don't need more than 2 cores to open calender apps & chatting apps.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 03:31 1

30. alexvv (Posts: 162; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)

i hate apple but their approach towards socs is hands down the best, instead of adding countless useless cores they just made two laptop-grade. imagine four of them..

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 16:08

41. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Passive-aggressive much?

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 18:17

42. P3rsona (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)

Summer people or party people!!

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 19:36 3

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

isnt this the name of apples chip?lol

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 20:02 1

8. miket1737 (Posts: 2542; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


posted on 29 Aug 2015, 20:03

9. carlemillward (unregistered)

HTC is one heck of a company, talk about resilience.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 20:20 2

10. kick413 (Posts: 86; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

They are hell bent on confusing the market with these names.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 20:35

11. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

Should Be A Great Phone, New Design And That Helio X20 Is Going To Be A Beast, It Should Be Very Efficient The Only Down Side Is That Its Being Produced Using 20mm. Hopefully It Want Have Any Overheating Issues.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 23:53

18. jonathanalexander9 (Posts: 61; Member since: 04 May 2015)


posted on 30 Aug 2015, 00:03

20. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

Right. Won't*

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 21:03

12. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

This should be called the HTC One i9. Or if they are troll enough they should call it the HTC ifone 9. It would be a great name for a variety of reasons.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 04:26

34. ibend (Posts: 4586; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

what about HTC aifone siks, they can avoid apple legal trademark with that name

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 21:10 2

13. ewen1605 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2015)

They need to drop the One branding - I think this might be the cause of confusion in the market place. With a fourth major iteration of the "One" they need to differentiate the models with codes like M7/M8, and now the A9 will succeed the M9? How is the average consumer going to know that A9 means better/more recent than M9?

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 21:11

14. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

M9, A9 lol whatever they want to call it, HTC is apparently using the same poor engineering designs as with all their mainstream phones. Ugly, asymmetrical bezels, topped on by useless onscreen buttons that eat into even more display estate. Their design (not the design material) is exactly the reason I don't buy their phones, on top of the other hardware and software quality issues they have.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 22:18 1

15. BLSEOTB (Posts: 332; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)

Just make it look like the m9 render by phonedesigner

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 07:59

38. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

As they do not have Samsung r and d cash, that not going to happen

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 22:40 1

16. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

They need to cut operating expenses and LOWER the prices of their phones, they can't command a Samsung price or an Apple price, ain't gonna happen, so stop dreaming

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 08:01

39. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Yes, because that just worked for lg and the g4, Hun nope no sales and it's cheap, oh but they made it for all the removing battery fans and no sales, oh dear

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 23:59

19. gaming64 (unregistered)

Oh boy. Another day, another HTC, another flop.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 00:07

21. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

I think m9+ just killed their flagship name even more just adding Qhd but with worse gpu and now people wont even look at htc new flagship 'extension' anymore.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 00:58

22. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

..it's all over for HTC, this is their last gasp

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 01:33

23. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

decacore?? wow!!! admittance of lag.. hahahahahahahahahahaha!!

next they will make it 24 cores with 24GB RAM!!! hahahahahahahahaha!

Lagdroid at its finest.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 03:16 5

27. Ordinary (Posts: 2317; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


You dont even know that other cores are not used for perfomance but for efficiency.

Tard at it best.

About ram... you neee to have more ram when you have TRUE multi-tasking unlike iOS. Why do you think is apple adding 1GB of RAM more?

I already know multi-tasking ability wont be available on any previous iPhone cause it lack memory.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 03:30

29. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)

What do you mean by "true multitasking"

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 04:14 2

33. Ordinary (Posts: 2317; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)

I mean keeping more than few apps open in background like BB, WP and Android.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 06:37

35. pradhanmn (Posts: 58; Member since: 06 Feb 2015)

Jailbroken iphone can multi task with 1 gig ram.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 06:53

36. Ordinary (Posts: 2317; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)

Like I said few apps are not real multi-tasking considering all of them are native and not 3rd party.

Jailbroken iphone has dual-window which is only 2 apps.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 01:34

24. Af1rPA (Posts: 688; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)

MediaTek started the 810 overheating rumors. Well played MediaTek.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 01:43

25. AndyYan (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)

Just stop the numbers - haven't M9, E9 and their numerous variants diluted the consumer's thoughts already? Coming up with an "A9" at this moment will only make people think it's another (maybe higher-end, but nonetheless) iteration of the sh!tty "9" generation.
Just make it HTC One Aero or ditch the "One" altogether, because why not when stock analysts already said HTC is worth nothing but the cash it holds?

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 03:24 1

28. MiAnyemi (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)

Like others here, HTC was my best smartphone manufacturer after I use my first Android smartphone (HTC Desire HD) and I've continued to use most of their windows phone based and android based smartphones like HTC 8x, HTC one V, one X, butterfly and the one Max respectively but I can't help but agree with you that the HTC I know in 2009-2013 is not the same HTC in 2014-2015. But I'm keeping my hopes high on this Aero. Best of luck in 2016, HTC.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 18:26

43. P3rsona (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)

Same here. FIrst phone was the htc desire hd and to be honest to this day I never had a phone with which I was so in love with. Everything about it was waaay better than any other phone at the time and people always asked me about it. Beautiful aluminium body, huge screen (at the time), slim bezel, 8mp camera, amazing sense interface. I still wish htc would incorporate the animation it had in older sense versions. I loved the weather animations especially. Later on, I had the htc one s, butterfly s, htc one m8. There's just something about htc that I love and respect a lot but on the other hand am very frustrated at the stupid desicions they make. Htc could've been at the top right now. But I will always admire them for being bold and doing something different. Thats why I wish htc turns around and rises to the top. Best senario would be if it was bought by another more intelligent company because with the current executives, they'll keep dragging it down.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 04:04

31. Switch00 (Posts: 472; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

Anything creative or unique about this phone? Looks like iphone, calls itself as samsung...

posted on 03 Sep 2015, 21:37

46. bigdad1963 (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I buy my phones outright to preserve my unlimited data. I expect the phone to look good (hideous big black bars), have great battery life (not), a great camera (not). If HTC had released a Max V2 that had greatly improved camera and battery life and Sony-esque speakers, I would have given it serious serious consideration (a removable battery would have made it a virtual certainty).

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