HTC will sell only the 32 GB version of its One A9 in the US

HTC will sell only the 32 GB version of its One A9 in the US
Announced earlier today during an event streamed live across the globe, the HTC One A9 can already be pre-ordered in the US, though it won't start shipping before November.

At $399, the One A9 seems to be a good deal, especially since this is the price of an unlocked unit. However, we already know that the new handset has two variants (one with 16 GB of storage space and 2 GB of RAM, and another one with 32 GB of storage space and 3 GB of RAM), and yet HTC's USA website isn't mentioning which version you're buying for $399. If we look at the tech specs available on the website, both variants are listed. Thankfully, Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, clarified things on Twitter, confirming that the One A9 that's sold in the US is the model with 32 GB of storage space and 3 GB of RAM. This means that you won't be able to get the 16 GB / 2 GB of RAM variant, at least not directly from HTC.

Besides being offered unlocked in the US, the HTC One A9 will also be sold via Sprint and AT&T. The smartphone's highlight features include Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a metallic construction, a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, and an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor. You can take a closer look at the new smartphone by checking out our HTC One A9 hands-on.

Right now, HTC says that the A9's $399 price is a promotional one, so the handset might become a bit more expensive in the future. Anyway, are you planning to buy one?

sources: Twitter, HTC

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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



15. eng_asfour

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

a 23 article about HTC one A9 in Phonearena Homepage. does it deserve all this crowd ? or it is only some sort of consumer manuplation PA ?

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Apple gets paid for all phones sold, so they will have many articles, this is the cheap Apple phone and a phone that Apple will make cash from that 100%, even the verge is going on about it like its the best thing after the iphome, hm

19. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Actually isn't the Verge saying that the Nexus 6P is the next best thing after the iPhone?

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Any one else notice on the unlocked tech specs under network "AT&T,TMUS,VzW" obviously AT&TT, T-Mobile US and do I see Verizon wireless (VZW)? Can it be true?Are Verizon customers really receiving some unlocked love from HTC? This could really hit Motorola where it hurts being smaller than the Moto X Pure Edition with a larger internal storage capacity though the battery size is a bit of a disappointment at 2150mAh.....

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

There's another article on PA that states the phone will work on Verizon, but only on LTE. So when you leave Verizon LTE coverage, it's a paperweight.

18. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I wouldn't count it out as being Verizon compatible just yet, doesn't the A9 also use the V8 multiband modem that the more recent devices (Nexus 6,5X, 6P & PE) use? I also saw an article that said this phone would grace VZW's network with its presence in November....

8. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

For some, myself included, the smaller size is a disadvantage. But I understand that some would want to have a smaller device. Usually, upgrades are bigger and have more bells and whistles on them *whistles innocently while eyeing 00 Gundam*

17. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I understand that most of us around here are always looking for the next big thing in terms of bells and whistles, but to the common smartphone user bells and whistles don't mean as much. The common smartphone user wants something that is hand/pocket friendly while still functional. By the way if you "*whistles innocently while eyeing 00 Gundam*" you must not be looking at my profile pic because, like my name says, that is Gundam Exia the second Gundam Celestial Being created after the 0 Gundam

20. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Actually, the bells and whistles bit was just so I could make the 00 Gundam joke. I saw and perfectly recognized Gundam Exia, there are two Master Grades of it posed on my shelf. The joke was that I was referring to 00 Gundam because it's an "upgrade" to Exia, being slightly "bigger" and having "more bells and whistles". The joke kind of failed...hehe...

5. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Maybe it's a joke from HTC... a very risky and extended one...

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol I think HTC is on to something here. Once it hits the bargain bins, and it will fast, I might pick one up just for s**ts and giggles. I came close to getting a bb z10 for fun for 200 cdn. I did buy a Moto g 1st gen for fun and gifted it to a friend when her Nexus S died. I'll probably get this one day. Lol

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Htc must be in greater internal turmoil than they led on... If they had to make a midrange Android offering that is a blantant iPhone copy then sh!t must be bad... Or, someone is intentionally sabotaging the company...

10. OrigPhoneGeek

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Hate to break it to you but the iPhone is a blatent copy of the last three HTC devices...

11. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Actually, you're right. Lol. I was trying not to be a HTC stan lol.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not really. This looks identical to the iPhone 6/6S. Blatant copy.

21. srgonu

Posts: 574; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

You don't admit reality anymore... is that you or someone blatantly copied your name? Lol

14. Rydsmith unregistered

Yeah, I agree. With the front facing speakers, oh wait... Well there was the Apple logo on the front. Wait there wasn't. Ok, you got me, the curved back of the iPhone is very similar to the HTC One....wait it's not? Well the home button on the iPhone is the same as... I mean it is square with rounded corners and glass, obviously a copy.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Well dam

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

may HTC do well. the first android OEM doesn't deserve to die, meanwhile android continues to live.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

HTC is one of the first to copy Apple approach to making smartphone. Removing microSD card and removable battery from their phone. Samsung raised to popularity by emphasizing they are high tech with all the latest bell and whistles and still come with both microSD and removable battery. I am one of those that switch from HTC to Samsung.

13. Rydsmith unregistered

No...Samsung did not rise to popularity because of that, they rose because at the time they were the only strong alternative for the iPhone on non AT&T in the US. They continued to do well because they offered larger phones, most people didn't care about the bells and whistles that just slowed the phone down. They also spent a lot on marketing, literally six times as much as Apple did, mostly bashing Apple, not for the innovative features but as sheep and the "Apple culture."

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