HTC One A9 listed online, priced at $690 USD; two sources confirm Android 6.0 is pre-installed (UPDATE)

HTC One A9 listed online, priced at $690 USD; two sources confirm Android 6.0 is pre-installed (UPDATE)
With the HTC One A9 less than a week away from being unveiled, the unit was put through the GFXBench benchmark test confirming the recently leaked specs belonging to the phone. One thing that we have learned based on the GFXBench data, is that the rumors about Android 6.0 being installed on the device out of the box are apparently true.

The HTC One A9 will feature a 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 615 chipset is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage (leaving 11GB available to the end user). There might also be a variant available with 32GB of internal memory.

A 13MP camera can be found on the back, and while it is not mentioned on the benchmark test, it is expected to come with OIS. A 4MP Ultrapixel camera is in front. This is the camera that was once found on the back of the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8).

These specs also match those shown on a listing of the HTC One A9, found on French carrier Orange's website. The phone is priced at the equivalent of $690 USD, which seems awfully pricey for a mid-range device.

The GFXBench results just might be the nail in the coffin for those who were hoping there was a mistake, and that the HTC One A9 was actually the high-end flagship spec'd model that CEO Cher Wang was referring to during the summer, when she told HTC stockholders that a redesigned "Hero" phone was on the way. If this does turn out to be the only phone unveiled next Tuesday, HTC is going to receive plenty of flak from its dwindling number of fans. And wait until they are asked to pay nearly seven Benjamins for a phone not even close to being a flagship model.


Thanks for the tip!

source: @OnLeaks via WinFuture.de (translated)

UPDATE: A newly run Geekbench test reveals that the HTC One A9  will have 3GB of RAM, unlike what we've seen in previousd rumors where the figure was 2GB. It could be that there will be a version of the phone with 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage, and another version with 3GB RAM/32GB of storage. Stay tuned!

Geekbench test shows HTC One A9 with 3GB of RAM

Geekbench test shows HTC One A9 with 3GB of RAM


source: Telefoonabonnement (translated)

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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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104 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

lol good luck selling this

18. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

HTC- Headed To Coffin :)

24. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Why buy a fake iPhone 6s when I can get a real one for less than 100 bucks more? HTC - Hopeless Tacky Crap

102. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

HTC - How To Copy HTC - Hey, That's Cheating Need I continue?

73. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

Is this HTC M A9, no, I meant HTC One A9, better than "Rumors say OnePlus is working on a “Mini” smartphone. The smaller device is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 3000-3100 mAh battery." ???? Can someone be honest and tell me.

79. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

While the A9 will be costing $650, the oneplus mini will grease your palms at only $250. My economics teacher tought me that the value of money is what money can buy. I can 2 oneplus mini and still have $150 left for beer. HTCCCCC.

82. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

My economics teacher (a.k.a my inner conscience) tells me the value of Money can go to better use then failing brands like HTC.

27. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

What up Ordinary..

37. xq10xa

Posts: 799; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah. Fail.

59. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

$690 is a fail. $500 is the MAXX anyone should be willing to pay for a TOP SPEC phone anymore, and these HTC specs SUCK.

65. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That price has to be wrong. Or is PA converting European currencies again when they shouldn't? Either way, I was psyched about the A9, but HTC has had a way of letting me down at the last minute, so...

66. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

HTC...glory days r over

69. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I honestly think HTC can end its cellphone division faster than Sony and Blackberry can.

72. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

They're convering Euro's to USD. It'll probably be around $500.

77. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Pfft still ain't worth. No more than 450 max. And I can get the base LG G4 for that price so...

88. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I agree.

81. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

lol +1

2. pifon

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

its like 95% iPhone clone... they got even pricing right - midrange with premium price tag Good luck with selling that.

6. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

No kidding it sad that they stopped trying. The success of M8 has died just like HTC's Future

7. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

yeah except the iPhone can outperform this HTCrap by 3x

12. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Go back to your cave iTroll.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He's right though.

33. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Have you used the device?

83. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's an Adreno 405 running a 1080 screen. So basically it's the One M7. Yeah. The iPhone will run circles around it.

13. pifon

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

a moment of silence for HTC...

51. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

When you're running something as simple as iOS, you tend to not have many hindrances, so congrats to iPhones for functioning properly, I guess? It would be severely disappointing if they couldn't even handle iOS.

57. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

From a graphics standpoint it is more than 5X

20. Rydsmith unregistered

Can you explain this midrange post to me? The A9 professor has shown to literally be years ahead of the competition. While the resolution is a sore spot, the significant amount of optimization on the iPhone allows for it to have a certain amount of specs for it to fly. For example, 2 GB of RAM is in the iPhone and the 5X, does that make the 5X mid range? The iPhone only needs 2 GB to run buttery smooth due to the integration of the OS and hardware, something that an Android does not allow due to the way it is designed. The iPhone has a fantastic camera, build, and is an all around great experience. I don't understand why people ride the specs like a rodeo when in fact the specs mean very little. That's like complaining about a PS3 compared to a PC, but because of the way the systems are built you can get a game like The Last of Us on it that looked (and still looks) amazing. Good luck getting that on 512 MB of RAM on a PC.

22. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"The A9 professor has shown to literally be years ahead of the competition" Last time I checked professor X was the best one, what are you talking about?

25. Rydsmith unregistered

Lol processor*

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