HTC One A9 will be available on Verizon in December

Last week, while announcing the One A9, HTC confirmed that the handset would be compatible with Verizon's LTE network. However, it didn't say exactly when customers would be able to buy an A9 for/from Verizon. But now, if we take a look at the official HTC One A9 webpage (for the US), we can see that the smartphone should come to Verizon "in December."

At the moment, the One A9 is offered for $399 off contract, and you can choose to use it on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Cricket, MetroPCS, and other smaller wireless service providers. Starting November 7, the handset's price will go up to $499.

The HTC One A9 is the first non-Nexus smartphone to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The handset has a controversial metal design, sports a 5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor. Other features include a 13 MP rear camera, a 4 MP UltraPixel front-facing camera, and a 2150 mAh battery. Check out our HTC One A9 review for a closer look at the device.

All One A9 variants sold in the US come with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage space. So, is anyone planning to buy the new One and use it on Verizon's network?

source: HTC

Related phones

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)



1. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Just to be clear, a new model isn't coming in December, it's a software update coming to the existing unlocked phone that will make it compatible with Verizon.

12. thisphoneistoobig

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I read that, too, but I don't think it's true. HTC could easily release a Verizon model in December, and that's the most likely scenario to have something that works reliably. If I see something directly from HTC that says LTE-only, then I'll believe it. Until then, I'll assume people made assumptions based on the specs that are currently available.

17. bigboss3rm

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Actually it will be a Verizon specific phone that is capabkenof cdma. The unlocked phone does not contain a cdma radio so no software upgrade would make it compatible. HTC and Verizon both confirmed a cdma compatible phone that will work with cdma . The upgrade is for the unlocked to work on Verizon's lte network

18. thisphoneistoobig

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

HTC confirms that One A9 will be the first CDMA-less phone to be compatible with the Verizon network via LTE. Of course, it's been delayed, which may mean it has terrible connectivity.

2. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Thanks but no thanks!

3. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Is there anyone out there who loves HTC that much? Or maybe some people may want a cheaper iPhone with expandable memory running Android.

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Some people want Marshmallow on a fast, slim device with raw photo capture, OIS, great Dolby sound, Quick Charge 3.0, free warranty and guaranteed software updates, haha that's all.

4. bittertruth247

Posts: 36; Member since: May 03, 2013

It's amazing how many people keep accusing HTC's phone of looking like an Iphone when anyone who's been paying attention to phones for years knows that it's Apple who took their design from HTC!!! Apple has never had an original idea in it's existence, they simply take what's already out there and make it better to suit their needs and as usual, the ISheep think it's the first of it's kind-finger print button (HP pda's and Moto Atrix had it first), mp3/mp4 player called the Ipod (Sony minidisc recorder was out in 1998 3 yrs before the ipod was introduced), etc !!! The reality is, HTC's design was copied by Apple and truth be told, the A9 looks like a Samsung, not an Iphone!! Bottom line is, any phone under $500 that runs android is far and away better than anything Apple makes and that's a fact, not an opinion!! The Iphone is not different than Nike's Air Jordan shoes-the shoe cost under $50 to make but endorse an old has-been on the shoe tongue and you can charge 70% more than it's actually worth because people believe it's better than anything else on the market and it's not!!! I pay for satellite service because I like having hundreds of channels and can't imagine paying for service where I get one station! That's how apple compares to android-one phone, can't customize, can't add memory, same camera pretty much every year, etc-android is open source, does more, cost less, etc-it is what it is!!!

5. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Who upset you?

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Ever see that GIF where they take an iphone, wipe away the Apple and turn it into an HTC, and move the camera from the corner to the middle?

9. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yep, not the first inaccuracy on the Web

10. shinywindow unregistered

Excellent comment. Couldn't have said it better myself. Krapple is overpriced garbage.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's a pretty heroic device.

11. bigboss3rm

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Actually I spoke with HTC and Verizon . The one that will be released in December will be a cdma version . If you got to the HTC website and scroll down and click on the pre order button. Then click on specs scroll to the bottom and look at the bands it show cdma b00,b01,b10 which is Verizon wireless. If it doesn't have a coma radio then it won't pick it up no matter what software you up grade. The unlocked version doesn't show coma but the version that says network2 does. Averizon repr. Sent me the email link and told me it would be a cdma compatible device

13. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

i would have preordered a cdma Verizon version for 399 but I'm not buying an lte only and I'm not paying more than 399.... Another Htc fail.

14. thisphoneistoobig

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Me too! I can't go $500. I can get a Galaxy S6 for that. I still have a week to decide if I want the pre-order price, but then I'd have to switch carriers.

15. bigboss3rm

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

I would still pay 500 wouldn't like it but look at the nexus devices plastic .everyone compares them right now but the specs they have are 2 years ago . Give me a build quality it will also transfer in performance . I have read all the reviews. Most of the time if they are liking the nexus devices they are just fan boy s or isheep.HTC is a fair company they have made mastakes but I hope this brings them out of a hole. I was a I sheep my first phone was a Casio cammando I kept for 3 months and went to ipho e 5. Loved it but didn't like being restricted. Bought a ipho e 6 and HTC one m7 at the same time loved the build of the iPhone but the freedom of the HTC. They converted me I still have the M7 new I. A box for a spare and currently use the M8 .I love this new HTC no matter what I sheep haters and fanboys say about it . Look at Samsung they took some of the best things about a iPhone and left out the best things about a android (sd cards) and everyone praises them . Yes this phone isn't a flagship but it isn't supposed to be. And last time I checked iPhone 6 600 best price Samsung 6 650 best price . 500 really maybe for refurbished or used. Not new

16. thisphoneistoobig

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

GS6 Non-edge, eBay. You're right about the SD card, though. Why do android phones try to do this? - even the Nexus phones.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.