HTC to produce more iPhone 6s doppelgangers as the One A9 starts "different and fashionable" design phase
HTC has faced (and unpersuasively defended) criticism for introducing a high profile smartphone that looks strikingly similar to the Apple iPhone 6s, echoing Samsung's original Galaxy S and its uncanny resemblance to the iPhone 3GS. Alas, HTC is no longer in a position to experiment. During its last fiscal quarter, the company experienced a net loss of roughly NT$4.48 billion ($138 million) and saw its revenue drop from NT$41.9 billion (~$1.29 billion) to NT$21.4 billion (~$658 million).
Launched two days ago in New York, the HTC One A9 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, styled with the company's Sense UI. Its unmistakeable looks aside, the smartphone features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 octa-core chipset and 3GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1080p resolution AMOLED display, and a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization.