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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