HTC One A9w gets certified in China by TENAA
While the chipset isn't named, the octa-core 1.5GHz CPU inside matches what is found on the Snapdragon 617 SoC, which is under the hood of the One A9. That means that the Adreno 405 GPU should crunching graphics inside the variant. The HTC One A9 has one version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, and another with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native memory. The former is found in the U.S. while the latter model has been spotted elsewhere. The One A9w also uses the 2GB/16GB memory set up.
The 13MP rear snapper on the One A9w comes with OIS and an f/2.0 aperture. The front-facing camera is the 4MP Ultrapixel module once used as the featured camera on older HTC flagship models. The unit supports 4G LTE.
If you're hoping that TENAA's usual photographs give away the significance of the "w," guess again. The images look exactly like the regular version of the Apple iPhone 6s HTC One A9. One slight difference is that the capacity of the microSD slot is 128GB on the One A9w, compared to 2TB on the One A9.
We will have to wait for HTC's unveiling of this variant to understand what the difference is between the two versions of the phone. Now that the model has been TENAA certified, that announcement could be just weeks away.
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source: TENAA (translated) via GSMArena