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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One A9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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72 Comments

1. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

I would honestly rather have an iPhone.

5. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

The bezels on the a9, the specs, the price, the copycat design. Heartbreaking

29. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes, and then they named it after one Apple's chip.

40. Mrmark

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Ha-ha I didn't catch that until now .

30. Jango

Posts: 369; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Not to mention the SD617 makes this DOA. And I used to LOVE HTC.

34. kamejoko

Posts: 247; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Blind love.

56. Jango

Posts: 369; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Clearly, you are retarded, bruh. My post is proof of the opposite. Get help.

61. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

No, until M8 HTC was great company, their phones were unique, attractive and just very good, after M8 whole thing went to s**t, this A9 will be enormous flop and with very weak M9 and rest sales we might not see another phone from them. As much as it hurts, they deserve to go bankrupt, after all those stupid decisions through last 2-3 years

65. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

While i agree that they look very similar, the iphone 6/6s were actually inspired by HTC One M7/M8 design aswell.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1956; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Yeah, why buy the imitation when you can get the original.

53. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what you people are talking about? iphone6/6plus/6s/6s plus are imitations of htc m7 and m8... why people have such a short term memory? but its true thst this phone cannot be an alternative of iphone... iphone is an iphone, people just buy it, thats it...

10. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Of course being a CEO he would say that. Also, he is the one who is destroying HTC completely with these crappy offerings. Won't be surprised if HTC dooms in 2016 but I'll be very sad. Comparing this phone to iPhone, iPhone is way better than this.

52. Zylam

Posts: 1765; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL CEO of HTC is a women.

66. RajRicardo

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Women can never handle such competition. Give them something good related to tech and they will screw it eventually.

67. Millenialssux

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Speaks the dumba$$ from whatever backwater country you're from or live in! By the way, it was a male CEO, Peter Chou, who made the f'd up decisions that put HTC in the predicament they are in now!

72. RajRicardo

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

She fired the lead designer who designed the original M7. Even with the sh!tty camera, after M7 and M8, HTC actually made a good recovery which it later messed up with the M9. Also dont forget the M9+ 'ONLY FOR CHINA' debacle. Peter Chou may be responsible for most of the damage but she failed to put HTC back in the game after the recovery started.

69. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Um so? HTC was doing badly before she was CEO.

23. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I bet the CEO has an iPhone as a main device LOL. Come on HTC...get your sh*t together! I hope they don't use the same damn design for the m10.

2. TypicalGeek

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I like how HTC put its logo right on top of the button. NO. They could have reduce the footprint if the logo isn't there.

59. pifon

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

but it wouldn't be HTC if there was no useless space with HTC logo on it, lol

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I thought this was to be the if hero device?

26. Awalker

Posts: 1956; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It's the Aero device.

4. Fire5

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Comments stupidest 2015 first CEO is the leader in Android and then seek competitive with other smartphone with different operating system.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

They've basically confirmed all the leaks..goddamnit HTC .......it was nice knowing you

7. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

haha, well maybe if you compare the A9 with the iPhone 5 or 5S...

8. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Wish apple will sue HTC same as samsung

11. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Cher Wang announcing that she is stepping down as CEO is what HTC should be announcing.

12. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

They need simpler names. Where's the HTC One A1-A8?

13. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

LOL. Oh child, "alternative"? HA!

14. aegislash

Posts: 1427; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

A good alternative to iPhone? Seriously......? I think even the most hardcore Android die-hards would choose an iPhone over this any day.

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