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
- 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)
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
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 3:43 PM 3
Posts: 1458; 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.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 3:56 PM 4
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If rumors is true, it might be their last event.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 4:04 PM 7
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.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 4:29 AM 0
HTC's idea of this being their Hero device is that it will be the first midrange phone with Android 6.0 onboard.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 4:57 PM 2
Posts: 1458; 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.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 5:08 PM 2
Posts: 417; 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
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 11:34 AM 0
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