HTC One A9 to be the final name of the deca-core Aero smartphone
posted by Florin T. / Aug 29, 2015, 7:20 PM
Not long ago, we heard that the Aero could be called HTC A9. However, it looks like this isn't the complete name of the upcoming handset. @evleaks today posted an image suggesting that the Aero will be known as the HTC One A9. This name makes more sense than just HTC A9, since the One brand is well known around the world.
Besides a deca-core processor, the Aero / HTC One A9 should feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, 4 GB of RAM, and a rear camera with support for RAW photography. The handset might cost around $500 - $600.
It's said that the Aero / One A9 will be released in the US via AT&T, though we don't know exactly when this is supposed to happen. For the record, MediaTek said that devices using its Helio X20 processor would not be available before early 2016. So maybe the One A9 is going to be announced this year, but won't hit shelves before 2016. We'll see what happens.
Earlier this week, we saw a couple of photos allegedly showing the HTC Aero in the wild, but for now we can't be sure of their authenticity. Anyway, you can take a look a them below.
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How much can they dig themselves in the ground? I swear this was my favorite smartphone oem until 2015..
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 7:30 PM 18
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It doesn't make any sense. They just refuse to respond to the market.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 7:31 PM 18
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I've always loved HTC, since the first Windows Mobile phones way back in early 2000's, and the One M7 was THE bomb, with the M8 being mostly an improvement (I didn't like the bigger rounding on the corners, made it less appealing to me), and there M8 vastly out sold the M7, but they really dropped the ball with the M9. If it had looked like those sexy concept renders with the full face glass, and didn't have the heating issues, it would've been the best phone they've ever made. HTC should switch to the Intel processors. I have the Asus Zenfone 2 with an Intel processor, and its really awesome.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 7:37 PM 5
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HTC believed in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" niche that's why the M9 didn't stand out, enter the now aging and troubled Sense UI, crappy 20MP camera, poor calibration display, the oven toaster SD810 and a wide range of "sub-flagships" making consumers confused and frustrated to add insults to injury.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 7:50 PM 7
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So I don't understand what the problem is with this device? The M9 was ruined mostly due to the SD810 and the initial reporting, but was it really a bad device? No. It's just that expectations were greater (especially those leaks just before release that turned out to not be true in terms of the design) and competition is tough, it's still a great device. So what can HTC do? Are you all really going to be happy if HTC goes belly up and disappears from the market? It sounds like that's what you want.
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 1:57 PM 1
simple you release a great phone on 1 network just how stupid are these tai phone people dont they remember fire phone apple only made it because they are a computer maker and had followers, multi release or fail and lose your great low profit company
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 4:13 AM 1
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Summer people have said that a 10-core CPU is overkill, but if it managed to increase performance and reduce power consumption, then I'm all for it.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 7:31 PM 4
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There's only 2 type of person who will say it. 1. The one that only have 2 core CPU, because their fav phone manufacture say 2 is better. 2. The one that still use 4 years old CPU with 2 cores, because their fav phone don't have apps, and don't need more than 2 cores to open calender apps & chatting apps.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 11:22 PM 0
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Should Be A Great Phone, New Design And That Helio X20 Is Going To Be A Beast, It Should Be Very Efficient The Only Down Side Is That Its Being Produced Using 20mm. Hopefully It Want Have Any Overheating Issues.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 8:35 PM 0
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This should be called the HTC One i9. Or if they are troll enough they should call it the HTC ifone 9. It would be a great name for a variety of reasons.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 9:03 PM 0
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They need to drop the One branding - I think this might be the cause of confusion in the market place. With a fourth major iteration of the "One" they need to differentiate the models with codes like M7/M8, and now the A9 will succeed the M9? How is the average consumer going to know that A9 means better/more recent than M9?
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 9:10 PM 2
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M9, A9 lol whatever they want to call it, HTC is apparently using the same poor engineering designs as with all their mainstream phones. Ugly, asymmetrical bezels, topped on by useless onscreen buttons that eat into even more display estate. Their design (not the design material) is exactly the reason I don't buy their phones, on top of the other hardware and software quality issues they have.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 9:11 PM 0
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Just make it look like the m9 render by phonedesigner
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 10:18 PM 1
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They need to cut operating expenses and LOWER the prices of their phones, they can't command a Samsung price or an Apple price, ain't gonna happen, so stop dreaming
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 10:40 PM 1
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