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HTC CEO says the One A9 will be a good alternative to Apple's iPhones

HTC CEO says the One A9 will be a good alternative to Apple's iPhones
HTC is getting ready to unveil a brand new smartphone during an event held tomorrow in New York City. The new handset is expected to be called HTC One A9, and we've already had the chance to see it - thanks to the fact that, last week, Orange France inadvertently posted high-res renders that revealed its final design (check out the slideshow below).

According to Focus Taiwan, in a letter to employees, HTC Chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang said that the One A9 will be a good alternative to Apple's iPhones, as it "strikes a balance between beauty, performance and simplicity."

Looking at the One A9, it's pretty clear that HTC designed it as an iPhone alternative. The A9 is a thin, metal-made handset that seemingly sports a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box (this could be the first non-Nexus device to do so). The new HTC smartphone should be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, further featuring a 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB / 32 G of storage space, and microSD card support. In Europe, the One A9 might cost €599 - that's €150 lower than the price of the cheapest iPhone 6s model (€749).

We're looking forward to seeing exactly what HTC will unveil tomorrow (for now, we can't really confirm any of the features listed above). What do you think, can the One A9 be a good alternative to the current iPhone family?

source: Focus Taiwan

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