Report: HTC Aero carrying MediaTek's deca-core chipset, might arrive as the HTC A9
posted by Alan F. / Aug 24, 2015, 1:40 AM
So what happened to the HTC Aero? According to a report published on Monday, the Aero is still on the way, but will be known as the HTC A9. The report says that the phone will be powered by MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chipset and will feature 2.5D curved class.
The report says that the HTC A9 will be offered in Tyrant Gold and Dark Gray, priced in a range between $470 USD and $626 USD. There is talk that AT&T will get first crack at the device, and that the phone will include a groundbreaking rear camera. The HTC A9 will have an all-metal build.
Hopefully HTC will soon clear up some of the confusion surrounding the HTC A9 and the HTC O2. The last thing this company needs is a confused fan base, especially after the HTC One M9 and its many variants have failed to lift the company's stock off all-time lows. We also don't know if the mystery HTC device that visited the FCC earmarked for Verizon, has anything to do with the A9, but we will keep our eyes low to the ground and hope to find out more information.
source: Mobile-Dad (translated) via Mobipicker
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Seriously? Is this your hero device, HTC? Don't forget to release over 15 Hero variants afterwards, like A9+, AE9, AE9+, AM9, AShit 9.... etc.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 2:16 AM 4
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Very well said a myriad of ash ashh asch assh ahsh phones . At the first I was disappointed then angry now I found it entertaining . The recipe how to alienate your fans( a personal note) and make a stunning loss.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 3:21 AM 0
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I'm not going to consider an HTC device as long as they have ads running in their Blinkfeed.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 2:22 AM 1
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HTC, we need to talk about your chipsets decisions lately... Snapdragon 810? Okay, I get it you tried to "overcome" the overheating and you have the license of Snapdragon, anyhow you could have gone with a Snapdragon 808 and reduce the price of the phone. (This would help you both ways) Mediatek Helio X10? Seriously.. You put in a FLAGSHIP a manafacturer which gives almost 0 SDKs support and developer guidelines.. Plus, we see Chinese phones with this kind of Chipset for 200$... I mean it might work in Asia but don't do this in the West. And.. now you do it again! You're going to launch a flagship in the west with a Mediatek. Get yourself together.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 4:09 AM 0
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The article said helio x20... But yeah. Suicide phone
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 4:39 AM 0
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CEO of HTC didn't publicly promised October launch for that hero product just a few months ago? She have 2 months top to do that, otherwise she would put herself in shame further. I doubt Helio X20 would be ready at the date, it have to be already in production. Mediatek's roadmap shows late Q4 for the chipset, so first handsets would not be out before Q1 16. If it can be launched at the promised date, Helio X20 could work for them a while if they doesn't screw at other areas like design, camera, price etc. again. If it scheduled to Q1 16, most probably it will be a fail because of the chip.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 5:48 AM 0
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Wow, Just Amazed if this is true, Wow, HTC could not make, IMHO, a worse mistake. They need to get QC to compensate them for the 810 disaster and have access to early production runs of the 820 for testing and development ( But I guess that is going to the arch rival Samsung to get those early SoC). I don't feel like this will save them. A flagship model with a flagship price has to have flagship components. Anyway I wish them the best.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 10:07 AM 0
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