Brand new HTC One A9s revealed, should be announced at IFA 2016


Last year, HTC raised some eyebrows by releasing the One A9, a mid-range, metal-made Android smartphone that many saw as having an iPhone-like design (though that's debatable, since one could argue that the iPhone borrowed design elements from older HTC handsets first). Now, according to Venture Beat, HTC is almost ready to unveil a successor to the One A9, reportedly called One A9s.

Allegedly pictured above, the HTC One A9s doesn't look too different from the A9. However, we can notice that its rear and front cameras have been relocated: the selfie camera (a 5 MP one) now sits on the left, as does the rear camera (a 13 MP unit). As you may know, on the old One A9, the rear shooter had a central position.

There's no word on what other features the One A9s is expected to offer, though it's probably safe to assume that it's got a fingerprint scanner on the front, just below the display (we can actually see that in the render above). It's said that the HTC One A9s will be officially announced at IFA 2016 in Berlin, on September 1, so we'll soon find out much more about the device.

Right now, HTC is selling the One A9 for $429 unlocked, and we're guessing that the One A9s will be offered for a similar price. Interested?

source: Venture Beat

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16 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I am, but only to help HTC out. I own a 10 already, but a $400 USD plug phone wouldn't hurt me any.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Are they going to redesign the antenna lines to match the iPhone 7?

3. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Depends on the size. If it's the same size, cool. If it's bigger, (i.e. g4), I'll pass.

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

The last year's A9s are not getting updated quickly as promised with no plans to getting updated to nougat ever, and they have the nerve to release new ones.

6. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Exactly. this is what I'm gonna type

8. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Err A9 is getting Nougat, it's been announced already. Plus HTC is the second fastest to send out updates (OS) after Moto (as per the most recent stats).

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This phone will be great! Very excited and loved my M8. Also love my current 6S. Sadly though it's a very blatant iPhone ripoff. I don't mind similarities but this clearly crosses a line. I don't really care and hope Apple won't either (this won't hurt iPhone sales) but let's be honest here! This is basically the iPhone 6 with the front camera a little more to the side and the galaxy home button. It looks great though. To the person who isn't that aware they would think this is the iPhone. Even they way it's presented and the color choices are iPhone like. Just need to throw in rose gold.

14. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

But you do know that HTC started the metal thing, which Apple then copied, right?

16. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Nothing to do with the material used.

7. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It better go up to SD 625, and better get a more effective camera and amazing DAC for headphones. And they better promo this thing for $400 or less on pre-order. Oh, and the battery better be bigger, otherwise no need to move the camera to the corner like that. At least a 2600mAh cell in here. I may consider this along with my Axon 7 if it checks all these boxes...

12. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Tbh A9 already had a wonderful DAC.

9. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

i had my doubts but now im convinced that HTC really wants to fail so bad....even a blind person can see that this bezelful phone is just plain ugly....

10. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because people buy their phones to look squarely at the bezels all day/s.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Big bezels have clearly tanked iPhone sales.

13. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Bezels affect performance greatly.

15. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

S4 on the front, iPhone at the back.

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