Watch HTC's One A9 live stream here

HTC is holding a media event to officially unveil the HTC One A9. It has been a long journey for the One A9, and there is a sense that the company could be poised to disappoint tomorrow. At the end of the story, you will find a link to the website where HTC is live streaming the event, which begins at noon EDT in the U.S.

Back during the summer, when HTC CEO Cher Wang tried to appease HTC stockholders at a meeting, we first heard about a new "Hero" phone that was supposed to turn things around for HTC. The company's shares were declining, red ink was flowing, and the fan base was shrinking. Interest in the HTC One M9 had dried up and the company was facing months of irrelevancy in the smartphone market.

But Wang's comments energized the HTC faithful as word of an awesome phone called the Aero leaked out. The Aero was said to be a high end handset, and at one time was rumored to employ a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset with a deca-core CPU and 4GB of RAM.

But as the weeks went on, and the summer turned to fall, the Aero became the HTC One A9, and this new flagship phone became a mid-range model. The latest specs include a 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. There is a question about the chipset that will be under the hood. We've seen the Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 620 at various times, driving the One A9. A listing mistakenly put up by Orange France, shows that the Snapdragon 617 SoC will be the chip found inside the phone. 2GB of RAM is inside.

The HTC One A9 is expected to carry a 13MP rear camera with OIS, and a 4MP Ultrapixel front-facing shooter to take selfies and handle video chats. A fingerprint scanner is located on front, and a 2150mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The device is said to feature a metal build, and weighs in at 7mm thick. Six color options will be available, and the HTC One A9 should be released next month.

For those looking to follow the live stream, we have the times listed below along with a link. After the event, check in with us to see the immediate reaction to the unveiling of the phone.

9am PT | 12pm ET | 5pm UK | 6pm CET | 7pm EET | 8pm Moscow | 2am Seoul

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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)



1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Ive got high hopes for them. I loved HTC back then. I just hope they stop producing mediocre devices and calling them flagships

22. Marienx

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Seriously.... was that the presentation? OMG. What a waste!!!!

2. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I'm more than ready to feel second hand embarrassment for them. I used to love HTC but somewhere between the M8 and M9 release, they lost their direction. The A9 is a joke and with leaks suggesting them pricing it as a high end device... a total mess.

17. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

nice username bro - don't be too honest with them in Blade Form ;)

20. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

No worries, I got Focus Sash.

3. carlemillward unregistered

Price is the only thing that can make this phone sell. If this is more than $350 or €400, it will cause HTC to lose what's left of their reputation.

4. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If rumors is true, it might be their last event.

13. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

What rumor did you hear ? They can easily continue for an year more. And yeah, Their stocks climbed up 50% points lost when they launched M9.

14. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I meant rumors about the phone not the company. They were already in deep s**t. This one supposed to be their hero, but considering leaked/rumored specs and price this might be the last straw.

18. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

That means nothing when they are bleeding money constantly

5. carlemillward unregistered

HTC's idea of this being their Hero device is that it will be the first midrange phone with Android 6.0 onboard.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Exactly the impression I'm getting. It's also terribly designed compared to the M8 and M9. Bezel city on the front, which could have been reduced if the HTC logo wasn't there, but they refuse to remove it for whatever reason.

9. carlemillward unregistered

It would be a game changer, had it be the first device with snapdragon 820. "And one more thing... We'll be one of the first to drop a new Marshmallow device. Revealed 10/20 #BeBrilliant " HTC One A(pple)9.

11. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

First with Marshmallow, complete with subpar specs and and a premium price tag! HTC One A(pple)9 for sure.

23. rkoforever90

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

if its a phone with galaxy s4 specs,stunning design and good pricing with android 6.0 onboard it will be enough for average consumers. whats the point of quad hd and 4 gb ram blah blah unlike its something productive like note series

15. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Nexus 5x and 6p were really the first midrange phones with 6.0. Let's be honest.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Probably the only android event this year that i could care less about LOL

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol You go HTC. Troll Apple good! Hopefully the event is just like the Apple event. HTC watch, HTC tv, HTC nexus 9 pro, and the A9. That would be hilarious. Lol Good times!

10. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

I don't get it how comapnies with so much money and reputation can destroy themselves so much - one more HTC-phone that won't sell well, period.

12. Xardas2

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

Ah well there's always Vive.. They have already shifted focus away from phones so no surprise should this fail.

16. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

A9 Windows Edition

19. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Cmon HTC, you can do this..

21. platon09

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

HTC! It's not you. Please stop it

24. VigneshRaja

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Disappointing "live" event. 2150mAh battery? meh...!

25. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

LOL!!! where all the audience? boo hoo no one is watching this.

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