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 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

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37 Comments

39. dronester1

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2015

dang, slowpoke not alkaline

38. dronester1

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2015

I think it's a beautiful phone, but I don't believe the specs listed are accurate. First it's a 615 chipset on some reports and 617 on others. Also some have it with 2gb Ram others with 3gb. HTC wouldn't do this at that price unless they were planning to fail. Also there's earlier reports of a deca-core processor, so who knows. It could be there's going to be a series of A-labeled Ones, perhaps an upcoming A9+ with better specs, warranting that price tag. HTC has made mistakes definitely, but I seriously doubt they're just going to jump off a cliff. We'll know next Tuesday. And I'll know whether I'm going with this, a damned Nexus, or keeping my current alkaline until next year when the deca-core devices surface....

37. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

ggwp HTC :(

35. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

iphone + galaxy

34. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

To be fair, this worked for the the Foxconn N1 tablet, sorry Nokia...lol

30. kabukijoe

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Why was that other concept design not used? WHY?! I remember seeing it when rumors were flying around about the M9 then again when with the "Aero" and it looked SO nice! I think it may have at least helped HTC turn things around, if I remember correctly a lot of people seemed to give positive feedback about it... I know I would have bought it. Even if that rumored design concept wasn't something cooked up by HTC they had to of seen it, it's been on the internet for a while and is something that they could have at least modeled the new design after. This iPhone copycat design is disappointing, especially to somebody who has been an HTC fan for years.

25. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

So the iPhone 7 will be out in a few months with a new design. HTC what are you doing.

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?!

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

19. Guaire

Posts: 900; 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.

17. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

thats retardedly expensive

15. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Pathetic

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks like a Chinese iPhone knock-off...

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?

7. arjunjs

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

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

11. Rafishant

Posts: 413; 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.

6. manojmcn

Posts: 634; 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.

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Bezels. Bezels everywhere.

9. pifon

Posts: 76; 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: 3951; 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: 871; 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: 3951; 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: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

poor ol 'htc

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

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

8. Rafishant

Posts: 413; 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

1. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

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

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