Does this video show the HTC One (A9)?

Pictures compare the placement of the front-facing camera on a prior HTC One A9 leak, to a screenshot from today's leaked video

Pictures compare the placement of the front-facing camera on a prior HTC One A9 leak, to a screenshot from today's leaked video


The HTC One (A9) is beginning to get everyone excited. As we already told you this morning, the so-called "Hero" device ordered up by CEO Cher Wang, was the subject of a teaser that was posted on Weibo today by the company. HTC says that a "handsome" phone will be unveiled on September 6th. That makes sense. In most movies it is the handsome star that is the hero.

In addition to HTC's teaser, a video has surfaced that shows an unknown HTC model apparently at the manufacturer's test center. The speaker grill looks different than what has been seen on other HTC One models, and the front-facing camera is in the same position seen on a previous One (A9) leak.

We expect that the HTC One (A9) will feature a display offering a 1080 x 1920 resolution. While many will applaud the decision, especially those who worry over every percentage drop in battery life, from a marketing standpoint, it will appear that HTC is still holding back specs-wise. This is exactly the sort of thing that CEO Wang's initial statement seemed to address, that HTC's "Hero" phone would contain top-shelf specs only. We could see a deca-core CPU, carried by a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, powering the handset. 4GB of RAM is expected inside and there is talk of support for RAW photography.

For many of you out there, September 6th can't get here early enough. We wouldn't be surprised to see some more leaks in the days ahead, so keep checking in.



Thanks for the tip!

source: Techtastic (translated)

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26 Comments

1. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Meh ! Except S6 Edge , all Android flagships disappoint in 2015... *Fingers crossed for HTC*

2. Zomer

Posts: 360; Member since: May 31, 2013

Well the RAM managing is still a big problem on that one.

3. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

haven't been a fan of HTC since I owned their terrible One X, but I to have my fingers crossed for them, they need to get back in the black after the disappointing sales from last quarter.

7. TinyTesla

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Why do you think that One x is terrible ? Except poor battery life and front camera which gets dirty, imo it is pretty much good device. I still own it, and it is snappy like the first day :D

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I wasn't getting text messages for awhile and took Rogers 4 months to release the update. Poor finishing everywhere and the 2.5 glass actually popped out from the frame, and yes lag. It was pretty terrible like most HTC phones are at launch. The display was fantastic though, I remember it be one of the more impressive displays for it's time. It just popped out.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

One x was nice looking but mine lag really bad. Seem like HTC abandon it soon as they release it.

23. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I doubt your words about abandon ;) cuz when M7 came my One X got updated to Sense 5 and I guess also 5.5.. and it worked great on it. though not as fast as on M7.

14. sticker

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Don't have any complain in my HTC One X+ except for the front cam.. abandoned on Android 4.2.2 but still a very dependable phone..no battery issue as well. very smooth and fluid to use. I hope you can see mine.

25. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

True , so no good flagships from Android then :( . Qualcomm scre*ed everyone royally ! All manufacturers should sue them. If iPhone gets 4K video recording , 5 MP FF camera and 12 MP rear (which it has to , given 4K) , then I am jumping ship !

15. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Note 5 ?!

24. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Note 5 ? Well what new stuff did they bring out ? Same Exynos 7420 , added 1 GIG of extra RAM ( with poor RAM management) , same design (except for slight curve at the back) and no 128GB option (not to mention no expandable memory)!! Way to alienate your core users Samsung !!

4. carlemillward unregistered

Looks like Blackberry Z10 Porsche Edition.

5. carlemillward unregistered

But I do not think that One A9 is their hero device, it is more like an intermediate device that is prior to the real hero. Something like Galaxy Alpha.

13. Jango

Posts: 369; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Precisely, my friend. Indeed

6. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Looks like same frontal design again, except grill.

9. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Could that video possible suck any more? Lame as hell...

10. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Meh, good luck HTC.

11. Metal_Mind

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Looks like the notorious black bars are still finding their place!

12. jojon

Posts: 421; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

.HTC....does it matter?

22. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

it does matter to me Even owning S6, S6edge and now Note 5 I'm still wanting HTC phone.

16. P3rsona

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Ah yes, the return of the htc bezels...

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It looks pretty much the same as the M9. Lol

19. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Bring a fingerprint scanner along with it

20. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The black border makes it's return. HTC when will you learn.

21. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

it is not HTC phone, if you see battery icon its vertical but htc uses horizontal laid battery.

26. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

those bezels look huge

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