HTC One A9 rumored to sport a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen

HTC One A9 rumored to sport a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen
Before the HTC One M9 was unveiled, most thought that HTC would put a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen on the device. When it was announced that the 5-inch screen would once again carry a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution like the HTC One (M8) before it, the reaction was actually positive at first.

Tests have proven that unless you are looking at your screen from a distance of five-inches or less, you cannot distinquish between an FHD or QHD panel. In addition, a QHD resolution screen has quite an appetite for battery power. Still, all subsequent variations of the HTC One M9 overseas (HTC One M9+, HTC One E9+, HTC One ME) featured a 1440 x 2560 resolution display.

So when HTC CEO Cher Wang told a group of angry stockholders that HTC's next flagship handset would be a redesigned "Hero" phone, many figured that the company would be sparing no expense in terms of specs. Back in July, initial reports had the device sporting a QHD resolution screen, protected by Gorilla Glass 4. But the handset, now known as the HTC One A9, will carry a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen according to tipster Ricciolo, who sent out a tweet to that effect earlier today.


If indeed this turns out to be true, it would be a hard decision for HTC to justify considering all those One M9 variants using a QHD display. Even if there is a large contingent of phone buyers who applauded the use of an FHD resolution screen on the One M9, and might do so again with the One A9, offering a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen on a 2015 flagship model gives off the impression that HTC is holding back. And for a company in financial difficulties, struggling in a very competitive industry, that is not the image that it should want to convey.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @Ricciolo1

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34 Comments

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The things that HTC need to do they would never do until the heads of HTC are gone and fired. First, they have to really up the quality control. No dead pixels or crimp marks on the metal or fuzzy looking plastic bits around the headphones and sim card slots. Better give on the buttons etc. They need to build a reputation of flawless first batch and out of the box. Not the current reputation of how many times do I have to exchange before I get a good one. 2nd, slim is Sexy sells period and smartphones should be as compact as possible with as big a screen as possible. If that means getting rid of the s**tty pyramid design where it's 9.4mm at the thickest, they need to do it. In fact, they need to get rid of the boom sound speakers until they can find a way to include them without the cost of size. Those are their two main issues and I don't see their engineers or Peter Chou changing those. They are too proud of their monstrosity that they created and can't see that no one wants their smartphone like that.

30. Guaire

Posts: 900; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Average consumers won't care it's either 2K or FHD, as long as other qualities about screen are great. That design could be an issue. Most people could have recognize it as an iPhone copycat regardless of the truth. Also it can be used as a leverage. They need it soon like promised October launch by the company CEO, if it can put months between itself and release of the SD820 phones it can draw attention upon itself after all while others stuck with either SD810 or SD808 except Samsung. Camera is a major selling point, they can't get away with a mediocre one. As I recall it's going to have a revolutionary camera. They have to reconsider their pricing strategy. FHD display and Mediatek chip should be less costly than 2K and Qualcomm counterparts.

27. jove39

Posts: 2154; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I don't see point of HTC and iPhone comparison...Look at this picture of One M7:http://www.htc.com/managed-assets/shared/desktop/smartphones/htc-one/color-picker/silver.png As of HTC struggling - no spec bump can lure customers at this point...they need to do - 1. Ditch custom skin - stock android like UI. 2. Lower the price - $399 - $499 for flagship One series. 3. Improve camera - at least comparable or better than Samsung's Galaxy S/Note. 4. Clever marketing like OnePlus. 5. Ensure quick update to latest android version.

25. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

kick*

24. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

QHD on LCD-3 display is a power hog , and colour calibration poor unlike superAmoled display. .again considering alleged soc heliotrope x20, hope it incorporates higher gpu (860-880 ) , and again larger battery capacity 3500mah and above. .otherwise HTC is gonna throw the last king of a dying horse and burry itself. .down 6 feet. ^_^

23. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If The HTC A9 Is Going To Use The Helio X20 With That Mail-T880 GPU I Don't See Why HTC Wouldn't Go With A QHD Screen.

22. Shocky unregistered

FHD is fine up to 5.5", I have no problem with that but it had better be the best FHD display available in terms in brightness and colour accuracy or it's just going to look like their cutting corners.

19. alouden unregistered

Perception is a large part of the problem, if this is true. HTC would be perceived as having the inferior display, even if, at 5 inches, one cannot tell the difference between 1080p and QHD on a 5 inch phone. Add to this, HTC has a habit of botching releases (camera, bad PR, etc). I wish them well and have fond memories of early quality HTC smartphones. But I am not optimistic. What I have difficulty with is they have already released QHD phones. Why not on their flagship?

14. Sam_K

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

If pixel count was so important then iPhone 6 and 6+ owners would be complaining about the screen resolution in their iPhones. It doesn't seem to be an issue and the 5.5" iPhone 6+ has a 1080p screen. 1080p is more than enough in a 5" screen. HTC needs to find other ways to differentiate their devices from their competitors.

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Its all about the quality of the display.. HTC will mess theirs up

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No they don't complain about getting raped up the ass to a tune of 230 billion liquid cash, they cheer about it.......they would let anything slide, why would they complain about s**tty screens? Just because no one complained about it it doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't s**t. They just have no experience with much better looking displays.

28. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

IPhone displays are one of the best when it come to LCD. Every time I look at iPhone 6plus display I love it.. I am using note 5 as daily driver. One place where Samsung out do others is blacks so watching videos is really fun on amoled display.. But but when you plays same video on Moto x 2014 and note 5 you feel they are just same but note 5 a bit brighter ( in reality Moto display is fine not great especially when browsing it don't feels really good at all )

21. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Dude, the iPhone sheep only care about the logo. They were happy with their 640p.lol

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

HTC is getting desperate..

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

With helio x20, mali t880 gpu and 1080p this will have great perfomance and be great overall device.

10. BobbyBustєr

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

I just don't understand why Apple copied HTC! Why don't come up with there own designs! #LG Prada

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

HTC and blackberry are two OEMs that will probably be joining the Cellphone Graveyard eventually.

7. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Andriod OEMs - "Whelp, if you can't beat them, copy them!" and disdainfully rip off Apple.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

i dont trust ricciolo

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have no problem with a 1080p screen as long as it's 5" or lower.However, I do have a problem with the quality of screens HTC phones usually have. They are cold and colors seem off. They oversaturate those colors without the color gamut to back that up and it looks weird.

26. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Come on man what are you talking about. Samsung phones displays are also cooler.. Only difference is you can make them warmer by using basic mode. But who uses that.. Maybe minority.. But I agree Samsung display are great for Media. I am coming from S6 to S6 edge now note 5. I like cooler colors I guess that's why I likes both G4 and M9 display.

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

Absolutely no mode of Samsung displays is like 8000K cool. Even the cool mode is around 7000K-7500K and they look bad to me. The cool color is not the only issue with HTC displays. They just look off in color with poor contrast.

32. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

The reason i will never back to lcd is because the contrast, Im fine with slight off in color though.

3. gaming64 unregistered

I have no problem with display but I still would expect sh*tty hardware optimization and poor marketing on this phone. Also, I would rate it 2.5/10 if it would look like the model on the thumbnail.

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

hopefully they dont put a 4K display on a phone like the Z5 premium...

1. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

I know how people feel about qhd screens but for a company like HTC that is struggling they should go the qhd way. Personally I dont see the difference between qhd and fhd it is more like a royalty to me.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

There is a noticeable difference my Note 3 and wife's Note 4 in terms of screen sharpness Difference is even bigger when you factor in VR headsets

8. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Your Note3 is outdated and your phones are big form factors (less pixels across the screen). The M9 & A9 are 5inch screens, no need for QHD.

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

So if two lioness are 600.00 and are the same size but one has qhd and one has 1080p which one do you think consumers will buy? It's perception and HTC can't afford to not put in ALL top end specs

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Edit phones.. Not lioness haha

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