The HTC One A9 is coming to AT&T this Friday; here are the details

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It's proving to be a busy week for AT&T as far as new releases are concerned. We already know that the carrier will drop the BlackBerry Priv this coming Friday, November 6th. Alongside that high-profile introduction, HTC's latest hero phone -- the One A9 -- will also be up for grabs through AT&T on the very same date. 

As falls from grace go, HTC is the unfortunate current poster boy. The flagship One M7 launched to much fanfare and critical acclaim back in 2013; lauded for its slick, metallic unibody design and top-end specs. Sure, the camera wasn't all that great, but after years of understatement epitomized by its 'quietly brilliant' slogan, it felt as though the Taiwanese firm had finally arrived. 

Skip forward a couple of years, and regrettably, it feels like HTC is disappearing on us. The follow-up One M8 and this year's One M9 simply haven't brought enough to the table. With rapidly emerging Asian firms like OnePlus, Huawei and Xiaomi all adding to the fierce and competitive nature of the smartphone market, HTC is struggling for ideas while hemorrhaging quite a lot of money in the process. The One A9, although packed with decent features, arrives with plenty of ground to make up, and even if it does manage to capture the imagination of consumers, will surely only paper the cracks of its maker's downward spiral. 

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow accompanied by HTC's own Sense 7 overlay, the One A9 offers a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC and 3 gigs of RAM. There's also a 13-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 24-bit hi-res sound, and a microSD slot for those in search of additional storage. 

AT&T will have the A9 available from Friday for $99.99 including a two-year plan. Meanwhile, the device will be sold at $17.34 per month on the Next 24 plan, $21.67 on the Next 18 plan, or $26 via AT&T's Next 12 package.

If you'd like a closer look at the HTC One A9, be sure to take a peek at our in-depth review, while the finer details of AT&T's offerings can be seen at the source.

source: AT&T

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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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18 Comments

1. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

DOA...

2. ORDINARY_PATRIOT

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2015

Better. Phone. Than. Samsung. Device.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Justify this?

5. ORDINARY_PATRIOT

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2015

My. Own. Personal. Opinion. Yours. May. Be. Different. And. That's. Ok.

18. iushnt

Posts: 3096; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Poor justification..

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Oh God no..the patriots are back!!

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

11. ORDINARY_PATRIOT

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2015

I. Can. Vouch. For. Him. /. Her. That. Is. Not. Me. Why. You. Not. Put. More. Energy. Into. Useful. Discussion. Don't. Be. Like. A. Cancer Phone. Arena. Is. Best. Arena. Contribute. Best. To. Best. Arena. Do. Something. Useful. Mommies. Boy.

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Thank you for thorough verification that you are SamsungPhanboy aka Ratchet. The only cancer around here is your English. Clearly you are a family dropout that want some attention. Go ahead amuse me.

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

The phone actually has a lot going for it. Relatively compact 5 inch AMOLED display, SD card that doubles as native storage, decent front and rear cameras with OIS, Marshmallow out of the box with Nexus-like updates and a scaled down Sense UI, which IMO is the slickest UI for Android (including stock). There's a lot to like here...

10. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Even though people don't like the phone for their own reasons, they're striving to post on every A9 article about how much they don't like it. It's a decent upper-mid range performer, not meant to break the benchmarks or standards but people just can't accept that.

12. ORDINARY_PATRIOT

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2015

Very. Beautiful. Phone. Inside. Out. For. Price. It. Is. People. Like. To. Be. Negative. Unfortunately.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

It has one of the s**ttiest batteries of any phone in its price range. It has a mid range cpu yet it priced as a flagship phone. It a 110% design wise copy of an iPhone 6. And does not matter if iPhone 6 took design cues from M7. What matters is that iPhone was never a 100% clone of a HTC phone, but this one is. So many negative issues with this phone we could be talking for days. Those positives mean nothing if the negatives overshadow it.

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Battery life is horrendous.

9. shinywindow unregistered

Y do u have one already to attest to the battery life troll beeyatch?

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_a9-review-1331p3.php 46H endurance rating is beyond terrible.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

terrible indeed, but I've seen worse.

20. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

iClone

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