Orange France slips, posts high-res HTC One A9 pics, specs and a price tag

Orange France slips, posts high-res HTC One A9 pics, specs and a price tag
Orange France had a phone slip, and left no secret unturned when it comes to HTC's upcoming One A9, which will mark a brand new A-series of svelte midrangers for the company. The One A9 is listed with a 5" 1080p display, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 4 MP front-facing snapper, likely of HTC's notorious UltraPixel variety. The phone is issued with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

As for the processing power inside, the Snapdragon 617 chipset and 2 GB of RAM hint that HTC is placing its new A-series squarely in the upper midrange category, and it's the design that sets those apart, as well as the price tag. In terms of design, HTC delivers, as you can see in the high-res photos of the black and grey A9 below. 

When it comes to price, Orange tagged the phone at €599.90, though this is most likely a placeholder until the phone goes official, as at these specs such a flagship-worthy price would be hard to swallow. In any case, October 20th is not far away, and we will know for sure what HTC has in store for us then. The A9's appearance on the Orange France's website at least confirms that this won't be an Asia-exclusive phone, as so many of the best HTC handsets these days.

source: Orange

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One A9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Looks like an iPhone with an android launcher.Even Priced like one.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

And this is how you destroy a mobile company. RIP HTC you had a good run.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It has gone to this because people didn't appreciate the previous HTC phones enough, they'd rather go Samsung or Apple.

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

So their brilliant strategy is to develop and underwhelming phone for a flagship price?

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Underwhelming? It's true that their cameras were underwhelming, but other than that their phones are excellent, try using one as a daily driver before calling them underwhelming.

26. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It smells like a GS4: display 5"/1080p, ram 2GB, camera 13mp, only cpu/gpu difference is 600 to 617. And the price tag?

28. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That's exactly what this thing is. It's a galaxy s4 with a new frame and HTC's UI. But smaller battery, hopefully better cameras and better battery life. The price has to be a place holder, because it'd be suicide to price this thing like this when Zenfones have better specs and sell for half the price

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Correction It Looks Like An HTC Phone. Cause You The iPhone 6 Is Just Apple's Version Of The One M7. HTC Has Internally Lost Its Mind, Cause Like You Said It Is Priced Like An iPhone And The A9 Isn't A Flagship Device.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I can't believe it anymore, someone intentionally trying to destroy HTC

8. Rafishant

Posts: 390; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

100% agree. What the F is happening?? HTC is a great company with a great history. In 2015 this company has been destroyed more than what E-flop did to Nokia. Investigations must start in this company.

18. carlemillward unregistered

Yeah, I cannot believe this joke as gone so far, Onleaks says it nicely. https://twitter.com/OnLeaks/status/654393782910193665/photo/1

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

poor ol 'htc

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Bezels. Bezels everywhere.

9. pifon

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

but they finally got rid of that black bar :D

12. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Yes! Now it is white.

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nah I Don't Think That's Glass Above The Home Button. They Really Did Get Rid Of The Black Glass Bar, Even Though They Just Changed It To Metal And Put A Home Button Where The Front Facing Speakers Use To Be.

31. true1984

Posts: 860; Member since: May 23, 2012

I doubt its a button. I think its just a fingerprint scanner. It being all the rage these days and all

32. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True, And If Its Just A Scanner They Should Have Put It On The Back And Shrieked The Bottom Bezel, Poor Design Choice IMO.

36. true1984

Posts: 860; Member since: May 23, 2012

I agree, but people complained about the scanner on the back with the onone max

6. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

It seems Peter Chou never wanted to ape the popular designs from other successful brands. That's why the chair women took over the reigns from him. She has decided that blind copy of iphone is going to bring in success. But I feel with the launch of this A9 model, HTC's reputation will be damaged very badly. Since these people have spend so much time of the year to design and release A9, don't expect One M10 to be any different as only a few months are left to get the falgship ready. RIP HTC.

7. arjunjs

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Is HTC trying to become the next nokia (towards the doom???)

11. Rafishant

Posts: 390; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Agree with you that both were committing suicide, but HTC does not have the billions of Nokia or the huge network infrastructure or HERE, and the company value is less than $1.5 billion.

10. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Is this the new hero flagship phone HTC reps said was coming before the year end? Does anyone else think this isn't flagship level at all? (and the price is outrageous) I need to know I'm not bugging out, is it just me or not?

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks like a Chinese iPhone knock-off...

15. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Pathetic

17. jauling

Posts: 80; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

thats retardedly expensive

19. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

With that design, UI, specs and price it could be successful as a mid 2013 flagship. Now it's a harbinger of massive Q4 2015 losses, probably is a death sentence.

23. kamrosh

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

its an almost iPhone with almost same specs and HTC brand name. should be launched as iHTC

24. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

i really follow any news regarding this particular phone, just because, im hoping that one day, there will be an article explained that this is not the real design, it's a joke etc. because, c'mon htc, this one really looks like iP6's design. seriously?!

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