HTC One A9 (Aero) rumored to land with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box

HTC One A9 (Aero) rumored to land with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box
According to a known HTC insider, the upcoming HTC One A9 "Aero" will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

An Android ROM developer that goes by @LlabTooFeR handle on Twitter claims that the HTC One A9 Aero will be launched in either October or November with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. If this information turns out to be accurate, then the upcoming HTC smartphone will be one of the first non-Nexus devices to launch with the new Android version on board.

As all hardcore Android fans probably know by now, Google has scheduled a press event for September 29th, one where the company is widely expected to unveil two Nexus smartphones based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Interestingly, HTC also has a press event scheduled for the same day, and this is where some sources say that the HTC One A9 will be unveiled. This coincidence might seem to put further weight behind LlabTooFeR's claims, but we can't confirm anything just yet.

Although HTC executives have already confirmed that the company will launch a "hero" phone in the second half of the year, we have yet to come across substantial leaks, which is a bit of an oddity in modern times. Still, according to the limited info that we have, the handset might come specs such as a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset with a deca-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, as well as tricked out primary camera. 

Being the first major manufacturer to launch a non-Nexus smartphone based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow could turn out to be just what HTC needs to revitalize sales, although this will all be for nothing if the company doesn't deliver on the hardware end as well.

What do you guys make of this rumor?

source: @LlabTooFeR

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18 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 618; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Not exactly gonna help HTC's financial woes but this is great to at least help fragmentation.

2. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

HTC must be hiding this phone very well because we still haven't seen it.

8. kozza3

Posts: 776; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

exactly what i was thinking

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Ditch that garbage 20MP camera, replace it with Sony's and you have a good phone (hopefully.)

4. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

May the force be with you HTC..

16. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

May the force touch be with you HTC..

5. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

HTC's last stand for 2015. Crossing my fingers that they will do good on aero this time.

6. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

If HTC impresses me like they did in 2013 ( w/ exception of the 4mp camera) I shall drop my gs6.

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 882; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Drop your S6 in my pocket...

7. carlemillward unregistered

There are new rumors going around saying that it will keep the same display from the M9 and have a smaller battery than the M9. Other than that 4GB RAM, Helio X20 and much needed camera fix is welcomed. That design though...

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hey iPhone clones sell!

11. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

That could be a disguise , just like test cars. Much needed these days with all the leaks.

12. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

You meam, htc clones?

10. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Just land with the phonedesigner render of the htc one m9 out of the box, with a decent camera, soc, and side mounted fingerprint scanner.

13. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Why google picking only sweets names ??!!? Why is is so kiddy ?? They should do something progressive ,grown,futuristic, not fkin sweets..jeezz

15. Gadgetex

Posts: 182; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

As long as HTC does not screw us over again with a shabby camera,poor screen,poor LTE Bands and poor battery life. Would like to see as many LTE Bands on this phone as the new Motorola Pure Edition or new iPhone 6s+ . Speakers better be good too. Should be louder.

17. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Is releasing 2 flagships a year the new trend? I know apple have always done it but Sony & now HTC! Is this an attempt to try to break even as their sales of their 1st flagships were not great? Samsung do release the Note series but they are not in the same category as the Galaxy S series

18. JesseJames

Posts: 225; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

So many people are going to be disappointed when the real specs are officially released.

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