HTC teases October 20th media event with a short video

HTC teases October 20th media event with a short video
A week from today, HTC will be holding a media event. Expected to be the star of the show is the HTC One A9. While this doesn't appear to be the re-designed "Hero" flagship that CEO Cher Wang had promised to stockholders last summer, it still could be an interesting handset nonetheless. To help promote the event, HTC tweeted a video teaser.

The event takes place October 20th at noon time in New York City. That works out to 5pm in London, 9:30pm in New Delhi, and midnight in Taipei. The video itself doesn't give anything away, and runs for only 15 seconds (we told you it was short). You can view the video by clicking on the sourcelink.

HTC has been playing this one close to the vest since Cher Wang's original pronouncement. While anything can happen, the latest rumored specs include a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 617 SoC will be inside, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of expandable storage.

The rear camera is 13MP and offers OIS, while the front-facing camera is a 4MP Ultrapixel snapper. A 2150mAh battery keeps the phone's heart pumping, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The HTC One A9 is reportedly 7mm thick, has a metal body, and will be available in six colors. A fingerprint scanner is included.

A week from today, we will know all about the HTC One A9. You should expect to see more leaks as we get closer to the event, so make sure you check in often!

source: @HTCUSA

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One A9
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI




Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

To be honest, I am very interested in the A9. I always loved the iPhone 6 design, but wanted android in it. Now I get that. As long as the starting price isn't too far over $350, I can stomach it. I'll get it to go along with my Z3C. I hope the leaks are off a bit, and they use the same sensor as in the Nexus 2015 phones. 32GB storage and/or 3GB RAM would seal the deal, even at around $400 asking

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

as an HTC user.. I'm feeling ashamed of even buying one :(

19. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Haha don't say that. Which HTC phone do you own?

23. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Desire Eye.. but hey I'm proud of this phone, it's awesome in so many ways, just I'm ashamed of the brand


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Htc is trying to do what Samsung did with the Galaxy Alpha with this midranger.

14. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

HTC be like "lets waste more money by holding a media event for a mid-ranger."

11. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

All I saw was graphite..what's teasing about that? Htc really needs a better marketing strategy


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Remember those shorts with RDJ? Yeah, their marketing sucks big time

10. Guaire

Posts: 900; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Nobody thought Motorola screwed with Moto X Play, specs isn't a problem.

9. nelson_niggae

Posts: 2; Member since: May 05, 2014

Rip soon, to be HTC a android pioneer that lost its ways.

7. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

HTC, guess what, no one cares anymore.

6. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

HTC needs to take on the Note 5, Nexus 6p, iPhone 6+, and LG V10 if they want to stay in this game. It's not just about sales, it's about brand and knowing that HTC has a top tiered phone will move them in a positive direction.

5. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

sd617 is sh!t. hope its sd620 atleast.

4. stardoche

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

What are you doing HTC? you had it in you to launch the htc htv31 ( the new butterfly) in japan at the beginning of q3, but somehow, deprived the rest of the world from it. while it could have been the actual m9. let's face it, m9 is a good phone if taken as is, but when compared to what the competition has to offer, they lack in almost all areas, except speakers and front cam. display is average, lacking in temprature and resolution compared to samsung. design is good, but the phone is pretty thick, and renderers were able to come up with a revolutionized design that attracted everybody with a landslide compared to the current one. the camera is nice in daylight, you can get great photos especially in raw mode or manual mode, but you have to take your time to get the desired image. you can hardly get a nice photo in two seconds. in night time the noise is really bad. frontcam is very good, maybe the best in the market. the little heat we get is frankly acceptable, especially in europe where it hardly gets noticed outside. nevertheless, the htv31, launched two months after the m9, has a better camera, a better display and water resistance. why didn't they make it their 2015 flagship will always remain a mystery for me. and now you wanna launch a midrange when google is launching their nexuses, and wanna invest in a market in the usa dominated by motorola, and market it as brilliance and the evolution of the one? the evolution is going backwards? i hope we're missing something. anyway what we surely miss was the rock solid htc that delivered in all aspects, especially that they still deliver the best skin since 2009 and can build on ultrapixel, a technology they decided to stop developing, while we see now nexus going for bigger pixels with the sony sensor, boomsound which is very nice and always impressive when you blast music or show videos to your friends. iconic design that started with the m7 but went south afterwards for no obvious reason... come on htc, let's stop throwing phones in people's faces. even i, an htc follower since way back, can't keep track of the phones you released the last 6 months...

8. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

While I wholeheartedly agree with your thoughts, I truly do...would you mind breaking that s**t up into paragraphs next time? Lol ;)

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

HTC should hire you. That was spot on.

2. muji_789

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

please let the teasers be wrong and the hero be a high end spec'ed device

1. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013


3. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

HTC introduces the iPhone 6!

15. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Nobody even cares about HTC phones anymore. It's just one failure after another. RIP.

17. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I still care about HTC phones... and even through all the problems with the 810 i'm still a fan of the m9... htc was one of the last oems that still brought flagship specs in a 5 (ish) inch form factor... not to mention they STILL have my favorite designs... even if some consider them stale i still like it.

22. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

What is sad, is actually the fact that they were the ones to introduce the dual camera (m8), dual ff speakers(m7), all metal unibody flagships (m7)and fingerprint scanner in the back(one Max). Yet they didn't implement most of them properly and others learned to do it in a more appropriate way, specially the chinese brands. I just hope this time they come up with true and proper innovations...

13. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

HTC sealed their own doom when the discontinued QWERTY slider keyboards and removable batteries.

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