The HTC One A9 price will go up to $499 in the US starting November 7


Shortly after officially unveiling the HTC One A9 last week, the company made the phone available for pre-order in the US at the promotional price of $399.99. Up until recently, we had no idea what the regular HTC One A9 price will be once the promotion ends, but as it turns out, the answer is $499.99.

In an official statement issued earlier today, HTC said that the One A9 price will go up $100 starting November 7. Interestingly, the official statement also says that the promotional pre-sale will end when the phone becomes available for purchase from major retailers, which marks November 7 as our new best estimate when it comes to the HTC One A9 release date.

The manufacturer also touched the topic of the One A9's price in other regions of the world, stating that regional representatives can set their own prices in accordance to the local market context. In Europe, for instance, the phone is priced at the equivalent of $725. The unusually uneven pricing across various markets has raised many discontent voices among HTC's European fans in the past week.

For more details, check out HTC's full statement below:



What do you guys think? Will you hurry to get the One A9 at the promotional pre-sale price of $399.99?

source: HTC via Android Central

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33 Comments

1. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

So this predictable unsuccessable phone cost 499.99 Good luck HTC.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

HTC. 2011-2015 Will (probably) be remembered.

15. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The king of bezels should be discounted by $300+.

27. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Spend $500 for this and then get ridiculed by people asking if its an iPhone clone. Who's that much thick skinned to shame oneself with own money. I will prefer a Miezu or Xiaomi topend phone than this holy copy cat. The management has shamed the design engineers who did M7 to M9 with unique premium choice, which even Apple followed. By making A9 -a copy of iphone, HTC have ridiculed themselves. I am sure it's a management decision and not a design evolution.

2. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Mid-range processor, Mediocre battery, Unassuming Camera, HUGE Bezels.......where's the novelty in this? Moto X Pure > HTC One A9. If only that Moto is available worldwide :(

26. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You probably still believe processors still matter? Anything after a Snapdragon 800 is overkill, you probably won't notice a difference. And what is with your bezel fixation?!?! I look at the screen not the bezels an extra millimeter means nothing if the phone rocks! The A9 is a solid phone.... for $400, $500 is pushing it.

32. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

I wouldn't mind a mid-range processor in a mid-range priced phone. But considering you can get SD800x-powered phones in the same price range (Nexus 5x, Moto X, NExus 6, G4, G3 etc), it's not fair IMO. As for the bezels, I didn't mind them in their previous ONE series phones, atleast they had boomsound speakers to compensate and it helped with the symmetry. But in A9, it looked as if the bezels were there to simply accommodate HTC's logo, which looks like an eye-sore. Either they should have sticked with dual front facing speakers, or use physical keys or atleast, put up a notification light to utlize the empty space.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

725 in Europe and probably just as expensive if not more in the middle eastern and Apac regions. Might as well get the 5X with a 808 and pure Android. Only loss is the iPhone exterior.

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Low end phones these days are getting really good. Why would I pay $500+ for this when it's hardly any different than a $179 phone?

30. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

the price difference is just difficult to justify.

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

HTC I hope you burn slow since I still love you. Don't spontaneously combust and sh!t....

18. carlemillward unregistered

I liked HTC before the One series were released, they have seriously gone downhill since the HTC Sensation.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Too bad no boom sound..meh.

7. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

"BOOM SOUND" - Yeah that's the sound of HTC shooting itself in the foot with the A9 pricing.

8. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

This phone is expensive coz some collectors will buy them since this will be the last HTC phone ever :P anyone who buys will kinda look pathetic

10. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

HTC is trying to add ALL kinds of Apple into this. Sadly, they cant reproduce their sales.

11. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

HTC without BoomSound is like Lumia without Nokia.. :( Can you guys wake me up when the A9 is no longer trending? it hurts my soul more than expected

25. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I dunno I had an M8 and I loved that phone to death, but this new one makes an effort to provide stellar sound quality out of the headphone jack. For $400 I was seriously going to pick one up, but $500 is a bit much.

28. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I still have M8 and the only real problem is the crappy camera. I like taking pics but the M8 camera is just plain s**t.

29. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It was hit or miss for me, but when I needed it it came through for me

12. rsiders

Posts: 1990; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Dear HTC, forget the promotional price. Keep it at $400 and leave it there. Just trying to let you know what's good for business.

13. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$499 for this HTC handset is absolutely laughable when the LG G4 can be had at $425, and the Moto X Pure at $399, and the Nexus 6P at $499.

17. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Not to mention the 5X at 379!

14. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I just don't know what HTC is doing. It's like every bad decision you can make, they make it. Barely anyone is going to buy it at the pre-order price of $399, and no one is going to buy it at $499. If anything, they should start lowering the price come November 7th, not increasing it. Maybe Google should buy HTC and they would make Google devices for them (smartphones, wearables, tablets, chromebooks, etc.) They can save HTC like they saved Motorola. The only difference is Google was mainly interested in Motorola because of their patents, which they kept when they sold Motorola off to Lenovo. I don't think HTC has patents worth buying the company for.

19. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yea I agree, htc should become Google Nexus maker and nothing else, they could probably pick htc up for a good price and get then to produce all an all metal Nexi line up with tablets and phones. Only downside is LG is the best at Nexus right now.

24. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The Nexus devices are cheap crap, always have been, the only exception was the Nexus 6 and the very first one. The nexus 9 was a let down hardware build quality wise. I had one worked great, but it was built like a midranger. The Pixel C will hopefully show them how it's done. As for the new Chinese made Nexus phone NO WAY, maybe Lenovo, but not any of the others, Government spyware? No thanks.

23. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

But they do have that patent sharing agreement with Apple so if they did buy them, Google and Apple couldn't sue each other when it comes to the mobile things.

16. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Bwahahahahahaaa.....hold up.....they're not joking?

20. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

$399 is an expensive price Already this Taiwanese CEO wants to destroy htc :(

21. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Even though I really want HTC to do well, I honestly think this is a bad move. At that price range, it would be hard to compete against Moto X or LG G4.

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