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