HTC One A9 dummy unit poses for pictures, giving us the latest look at the phone

HTC One A9 dummy unit poses for pictures, giving us the latest look at the phone
A tweet disseminated today by tipster @OnLeaks, reveals a series of photographs that show off an HTC One A9 dummy unit. The history of this device is laced with confusion, which started when company co-founder and CEO Cher Wang told stockholders back in June, to expect a new "Hero" device. Suddenly, we were hearing about a phone called the Aero, which many assumed was a high-end device. That characterization was helped by a benchmark test showing the handset powered by MediaTek's MT6797 SoC, and its deca-core CPU.

Since then, rumored specs first revealed by Evan Blass of @evleaks fame, have determined that we could be looking at a mid-range handset instead of the high-end phone that was supposed to patch up HTC's leaking ship. The company is holding a media event on October 20th, and we expect the One A9 to be the center of attention.

The latest speculation has the phone coming with a 5-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. A Snapdragon 617 SoC will power the handset, featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of expandable storage. The rear-facing 13MP camera is said to offer OIS, and the infamous 4MP Ultrapixel camera (once the featured rear snapper on older HTC flagship models) will shoot selfies and handle video chats. A 2150mAh battery will keep the lights on the 7mm thick device, and previous images show a fingerprint scanner/home button in front. Android 6.0 could be pre-installed.

The HTC One A9 is said to be a metal-clad handset, and should be available in six colors. The rumored November launch appears to be on target.


Thanks for the tip!

source: @OnLeaks via TheGadgetOx

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39 Comments

2. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Lol. Poor HTC

4. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

HTC has lot its way. Keep the speaker tech, change the design(for the better not the worse) slightly, and make a great camera. Market the heck out of it. Come on HTC.

35. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You just used "HTC" and "market" in the same paragraph. You're funny.

5. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Some brands like HTC, Sony never learning. Atleast Samsung and LG trying to come up with innovative ideas in smartphones.

12. AshishN.

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

What was the innovation present in LG G4?

29. sasch

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

He was talking about the v10 I presume

6. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Those upper and lower bezels are atrocious. If LG and Samsung can figure out slim bezels all around, HTC should be able to also!

8. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Damn, HTC is digging their own grave. This looks like a decent device. Only if it didn't look so much like an iPhone!!!! - Typed from my HTC M8

9. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

this is ugly as hell. htc needs to incorporate the fingerprint scanner differently. as is, the phone looks confusing when the screen is on esp. it is like you'd expect there to be capacitive buttons but nope theyre on the screen. terrible flow of design

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice looking, and I can see why.

13. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

This looks like a combination of an iphoney and a galaxy

34. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are funny. It looks like an iPhone and a Galaxy. Where do you supposed the Galaxy 6 got their inspiration from? Before the 6, Samsung was building plastic devices with removal batteries. SamsungPay, enough said. Funny thing, Samsung doesn't even pretend or make excuses where they are getting their are ideas, you guys do.

36. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Samsung is a power horse when it comes to production. They purposely rode their sales with Plastic materials as far asi t was possible. Once they took design just a little seriously, the game for HTC was over

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Apple copy size of phone so Samsung said time to make better looking phones than you incoming s6 edge + in gold the best looking phone on the market and of all time (normal sold phone)

46. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

All are copied from HTC and now as his critics have good sales, Apple is the first to copy the model of HTC. so do not talk samsung inspiration. Apple also copy other size while the Android smartphone that Samsung leave the plastic and leave small screens Apple talk !! That was not his philosophy ?? change the game and just want to copy Apple and nobody can say anything.

14. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

For a midrange device that's not bad guys..it feature fringprint scanner and it's good for a midrange device..we should wait till they we see the M10 or O2

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Holy sh*t HTC this is what you can offer? Just call it a year already!

19. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

those bezels just got bigger. Congratulations.

20. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

what's wrong with the HTC's Designers... it's simply luking ugly due to rear camera placement...

21. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Not too bad, just that the logo on the front needs to scram, and the battery should've been at least 2,300 mAh. The gpu is gonna struggle with that resolution as well. They skipped the 808 because either they're attempting to reduce financial risk, or trying to maximize profit...or both -_-

22. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

S6+6s+m9 -_-

23. Furbal unregistered

make the freaking htc logo the home button and flank it with the back/recent, we dont need a inch of bezel on the bottom of your phones.

24. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

If this is what htc is putting out now there is no way their next flagship is looking good. The galaxy alpha was Samsungs midrange phone in attempt the change the design and next phones turned out fine.

25. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

People that say HTC copies Apple are too young or just... ignorant

26. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

For the young ones, see this youtube video by Marques Brownlee https :// youtu.be/AVpfhoi_uOM cant help the ignorant ones. Sorry

27. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Fugly, loooooooool!!!

28. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

dat HTC logo .____.

30. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I don't even know what's going on with the bottom of that thing... Wish HTC would do a better job of centering their ports...

31. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Gj HTC best STD ratio ever. LOL

33. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

This one really looks like ip6 had a one night stand with s6 and failed to get abortion. Lol.

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