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Orange France slips, posts high-res HTC One A9 pics, specs and a price tag

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Orange France slips, posts high-res HTC One A9 pics, specs and a price tag
Orange France had a phone slip, and left no secret unturned when it comes to HTC's upcoming One A9, which will mark a brand new A-series of svelte midrangers for the company. The One A9 is listed with a 5" 1080p display, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 4 MP front-facing snapper, likely of HTC's notorious UltraPixel variety. The phone is issued with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

As for the processing power inside, the Snapdragon 617 chipset and 2 GB of RAM hint that HTC is placing its new A-series squarely in the upper midrange category, and it's the design that sets those apart, as well as the price tag. In terms of design, HTC delivers, as you can see in the high-res photos of the black and grey A9 below. 

When it comes to price, Orange tagged the phone at €599.90, though this is most likely a placeholder until the phone goes official, as at these specs such a flagship-worthy price would be hard to swallow. In any case, October 20th is not far away, and we will know for sure what HTC has in store for us then. The A9's appearance on the Orange France's website at least confirms that this won't be an Asia-exclusive phone, as so many of the best HTC handsets these days.

source: Orange

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posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:25 20

1. yadu004 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Looks like an iPhone with an android launcher.Even Priced like one.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:48 18

14. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


And this is how you destroy a mobile company.

RIP HTC you had a good run.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 04:01 3

16. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It has gone to this because people didn't appreciate the previous HTC phones enough, they'd rather go Samsung or Apple.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 05:18 6

22. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


So their brilliant strategy is to develop and underwhelming phone for a flagship price?

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 08:49 3

29. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Underwhelming? It's true that their cameras were underwhelming, but other than that their phones are excellent, try using one as a daily driver before calling them underwhelming.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 07:10 2

26. Cicero (Posts: 855; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


It smells like a GS4: display 5"/1080p, ram 2GB, camera 13mp, only cpu/gpu difference is 600 to 617. And the price tag?

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 08:32 1

28. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 354; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


That's exactly what this thing is. It's a galaxy s4 with a new frame and HTC's UI. But smaller battery, hopefully better cameras and better battery life. The price has to be a place holder, because it'd be suicide to price this thing like this when Zenfones have better specs and sell for half the price

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 05:11

20. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Correction It Looks Like An HTC Phone. Cause You The iPhone 6 Is Just Apple's Version Of The One M7. HTC Has Internally Lost Its Mind, Cause Like You Said It Is Priced Like An iPhone And The A9 Isn't A Flagship Device.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:26 25

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 1061; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I can't believe it anymore, someone intentionally trying to destroy HTC

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:35 7

8. Rafishant (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


100% agree.
What the F is happening??
HTC is a great company with a great history.
In 2015 this company has been destroyed more than what E-flop did to Nokia.
Investigations must start in this company.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 04:25 2

18. carlemillward (unregistered)


Yeah, I cannot believe this joke as gone so far, Onleaks says it nicely.

https://twitter.com/OnLeaks/status/654393782910193665/photo/1

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:26 2

3. pifon (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Repost?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-A9-listed-online-priced-at-690-USD-two-sources-confirm-Android-6.0-is-pre-installed-UPDATE_id74713

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:31 3

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


poor ol 'htc

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:31 10

5. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Bezels.
Bezels everywhere.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:36 3

9. pifon (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


but they finally got rid of that black bar :D

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:40 8

12. Johnnokia (Posts: 1061; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Yes!
Now it is white.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 05:16

21. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nah I Don't Think That's Glass Above The Home Button. They Really Did Get Rid Of The Black Glass Bar, Even Though They Just Changed It To Metal And Put A Home Button Where The Front Facing Speakers Use To Be.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 10:48 1

31. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


I doubt its a button. I think its just a fingerprint scanner. It being all the rage these days and all

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 11:08

32. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


True, And If Its Just A Scanner They Should Have Put It On The Back And Shrieked The Bottom Bezel, Poor Design Choice IMO.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 17:55 1

36. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


I agree, but people complained about the scanner on the back with the onone max

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:31

6. manojmcn (Posts: 400; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


It seems Peter Chou never wanted to ape the popular designs from other successful brands. That's why the chair women took over the reigns from him. She has decided that blind copy of iphone is going to bring in success. But I feel with the launch of this A9 model, HTC's reputation will be damaged very badly. Since these people have spend so much time of the year to design and release A9, don't expect One M10 to be any different as only a few months are left to get the falgship ready. RIP HTC.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:33 1

7. arjunjs (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2015)


Is HTC trying to become the next nokia
(towards the doom???)

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:38 1

11. Rafishant (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Agree with you that both were committing suicide, but HTC does not have the billions of Nokia or the huge network infrastructure or HERE, and the company value is less than $1.5 billion.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:37

10. Carl3000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


Is this the new hero flagship phone HTC reps said was coming before the year end? Does anyone else think this isn't flagship level at all? (and the price is outrageous) I need to know I'm not bugging out, is it just me or not?

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:48

13. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Looks like a Chinese iPhone knock-off...

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 03:50

15. Panino (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


Pathetic

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 04:15 2

17. jauling (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


thats retardedly expensive

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 05:07

19. Guaire (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


With that design, UI, specs and price it could be successful as a mid 2013 flagship.

Now it's a harbinger of massive Q4 2015 losses, probably is a death sentence.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 05:23

23. kamrosh (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)


its an almost iPhone with almost same specs and HTC brand name. should be launched as iHTC

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 06:26

24. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 112; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


i really follow any news regarding this particular phone, just because, im hoping that one day, there will be an article explained that this is not the real design, it's a joke etc.

because, c'mon htc, this one really looks like iP6's design. seriously?!

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 07:01

25. Af1rPA (Posts: 672; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


So the iPhone 7 will be out in a few months with a new design. HTC what are you doing.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 08:10

27. Exige85 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


Good Luck, because its a Tight race, @ the price You are competing with the Iphone 6 series, LG V10, Samsung Note 5(look on ebay you'll)/S6 plus. Work your magic

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 09:42

30. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Why was that other concept design not used? WHY?! I remember seeing it when rumors were flying around about the M9 then again when with the "Aero" and it looked SO nice! I think it may have at least helped HTC turn things around, if I remember correctly a lot of people seemed to give positive feedback about it... I know I would have bought it.

Even if that rumored design concept wasn't something cooked up by HTC they had to of seen it, it's been on the internet for a while and is something that they could have at least modeled the new design after. This iPhone copycat design is disappointing, especially to somebody who has been an HTC fan for years.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 12:05

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


To be fair, this worked for the the Foxconn N1 tablet, sorry Nokia...lol

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 12:37

35. Lycan155 (Posts: 246; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


iphone + galaxy

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 19:59

37. legiloca (Posts: 1205; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


ggwp HTC :(

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 22:04

38. dronester1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Sep 2015)


I think it's a beautiful phone, but I don't believe the specs listed are accurate. First it's a 615 chipset on some reports and 617 on others. Also some have it with 2gb Ram others with 3gb. HTC wouldn't do this at that price unless they were planning to fail. Also there's earlier reports of a deca-core processor, so who knows. It could be there's going to be a series of A-labeled Ones, perhaps an upcoming A9+ with better specs, warranting that price tag. HTC has made mistakes definitely, but I seriously doubt they're just going to jump off a cliff. We'll know next Tuesday. And I'll know whether I'm going with this, a damned Nexus, or keeping my current alkaline until next year when the deca-core devices surface....

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 22:06

39. dronester1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Sep 2015)


dang, slowpoke not alkaline

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