HTC One A9 live image surfaces; Snapdragon 617 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB of native storage

Last night, we passed along some images tweeted by Evan Blass, revealing color options for the HTC One A9. At the same time, the images also gave us a good look at the phone. It appears that earlier leaks showing off the back of the One A9 were legitimate. Today, we have a live image of the handset for you to stare at.

A previous tweet from Blass had already warned everyone that the One A9 is a mid-range model. To that end, the leaked photo of the phone confirms that the Snapdragon 617 chipset is inside, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. The live image of the phone also states that the unit has a 5-inch screen, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (producing a pixel density of 441ppi). 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of internal memory.

Other rumored specs include a 13MP rear-facing camera, possibly employing a Sony sensor. The infamous 4MP Ultrapixel front-facing camera used on the back of the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8), and found on the front of the HTC One M9, returns to snap selfies and handle video chats. You can see what appears to be a fingerprint scanner on the bottom of the unit, and a 2150mAh battery keeps the lights on.

According to Blass, the HTC One A9 will NOT be one of the devices unveiled during HTC's media event being held on September 29th. Instead, the tipster says that HTC will hold a huge event in multiple cities next month, and will be heavily marketing the model.

If you're interested in a high-end HTC model, better look ahead to 2016. There is speculation that next year we will see the HTC O2, with a 6-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and an IP certification. This is the model that will be truly re-designed.

Keep in mind that since HTC has yet to unveil the One A9, it is best to take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

source: Weibo via GforGames

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32 Comments

1. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

HTC have lost their way, some people at the top need to kids their jobs. Is this their so called hero device? I bet the price will be sky high for what it is.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I bet you didnt even read the article...because it ISNT their hero device.

17. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Nope, not fully, but this is being hyped too much.

3. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

The article says this isn't going to be one of the hero devices announced on September 29th. Seems like a good mid ranger. This is off topic, but can anyone tell me exactly why the SD810 overheats in the M9, or in general?

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

SD810 throttle up to 50% Last gen Exynos up to 40% My M9 dont overheat or slowdown at all so for me i dont care about benchmark crap. But in the end 10% more throttle and its the end of the world? nice propaganda right?

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

HTC -->> The King of Bezels. No wonder they will be quitting their smartphone business because they can't design a good looking phone anymore.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No more bezel then some of the others. But I agree it will be over priced.

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Iphone is king of bezel lol

4. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

always waiting for something good and when it does come out its far behind the competition sad just sad

31. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I'm keeping an eye on HTC news. I have some hopes about their releases. But this is smell like cheating people. This phone is like an 3 yrs. old phone except fingerprint scaner and slightly improved cpu/gpu compared with a Samsung GS4 (display res.✔, ram✔, storage✔). If will be sold more the eur 350 than will be another fiasco from HTC part.

5. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

The name is confusing. How can HTC one A9 be a midrange phone when we know that the "one series" is a high end phone. Should have been added to the desire series so we know its a midrange phone. Anyway, it doesn't look appealing to me so I will wait for their high end phone next year. See you in 2016 HTC

35. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

There's the One E8/E9, and there's the good'ol One S/One V/... - obviously the One branding isn't destined to fit only high-end devices. But I get your point, putting the name like this will certainly make customers link it to the One M* series and get expectations up too high for such a bezel-filled phone to handle.

6. Reno2015

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Although most people were expecting an high end device, it looks a great mid one. Considering its specs with a good price, it would be a good choise for those who dont want to spend too much.....

7. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

This bulls**t is called the hero phone htc was talking about. This will turn them around? ROFLMAO

33. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Nah this definitely isn't their hero phone, if it's as good as the previous leaks seem to say, this is nowhere near their hero phone

9. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

why still this gay htc logo on the front...

23. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

You're right

10. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

All the massive hype for this. Damn HTC.

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Hummmm Interesting Decision HTC, Are You Digging Your Own Grave Or Mounting A Comeback Cause I Can't Tell.

12. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

This phone is just crying out loud

13. Kumar123 unregistered

I love you HTC but I have to say you lost your design mojo when you released HTC One M9+. When I saw the render of HTC One M9+ I thought it was a joke. But when HTC released that damned phone I was quite shocked. As a person who prioritize design over other features and as a fan of HTC designed phone it was quite shocking. I thought that phone is the ugliest HTC phone ever and it will end there. But with this you go one step further. This is a seriously ugly looking phone. I just hope Next Year the real HTC will be back. The HTC that can create absolutely stunning looking phone.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The home button and on screen button look is terrible. They should put the finger print sensor elsewhere if they have on screen buttons.

18. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Should have gone Intel

19. fyah_king unregistered

I might buy this for my 3year old son.

20. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I hope this will be an option for people who want no fingerprint scanner. But looks like it's there ugh

24. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Why put time and money into this s**t phone? Why not strengthen the next flagship?

25. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

f**k your stupid logo HTC.

27. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

29. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Goodbye HTC You were my first smartphone and I'll always have fond memories... *sniffle*

30. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

am i the only one who feels that now 32 gb should be base storage for mid rangers & 64 gb base storage for flagships ?? -_-

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