HTC sends out invitations for October 20th event; HTC One A9 to launch with Android 6.0 inside?

HTC sends out invitations for October 20th event; HTC One A9 to launch with Android 6.0 inside?
Earlier today, HTC introduced the Butterfly 3, a global version of its most highly-spec'd handset. The company also announced the HTC One M9+ Aurora, an updated version of the HTC One M9+. And there is more to come. Invitations sent out today by the company reveal that it will be making a virtual announcement on October 20th, starting at noon EDT. The event can be viewed at www.htc.com/launch. We expect the HTC One A9 to be introduced during the event.

Earlier today, photographs allegedly of the HTC One A9 surfaced, revealing a fingerprint scanner/home button under the HTC logo on the front of the handset. Earlier talk of a redesigned "Hero" flagship device have now shriveled up like a worm sprinkled with salt. According to tipster Evan Blass, the phone will be equipped with a 5-inch AMOLED display, carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 617 SoC is under the hood, featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native expandable storage.

The rear-facing camera weighs in at 13MP (with OIS), while a 4MP Ultrapixel shooter adorns the front of the device, waiting to snap selfies and handle video chats. A 2150mAh battery keeps the lights on, and the unit measures approximately 7mm thick. It will be offered in six colors starting in November. And the email sent with the invites today said that we should "Meet the new Marshmallow from HTC on 10/20," which means that Android 6.0 will be pre-installed.

The misplaced hype for what is essential a mid-range handset might have been really for the HTC O2, which is a 6-inch phablet supposedly powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. This phone is expected to make an appearance toward the end of next year's first quarter.


source: HTC

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5 Comments

1. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Next year first quarter is too late, and why is HTC putting time and money into phones that arent going to sell well. Its going to be another fail year.

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

HTC, do us a favor and go bankrupt already.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hey, don't blame them. The fans and the media talk them up like they are the best. And if Apple can market a sub mid range phone as a flagship, than HTC thinks they can with Android Marshmellow out of the box. It would be interesting if this ran stock android and sense at the same time though. Maybe that's what HTC is going to try,

5. RajRicardo

Posts: 486; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Ladies should never be allowed to take up a CEO role. They just cant understand tech the way men do.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

They still make phones?

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