Wishful thinking? HTC extends the iPhone-for-One A9 trade-in offer


You may remember that among the Black Friday deals that rolled out this past week, there was one peculiar one by HTC. The company basically offered customers to turn in their old iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus unit and get a $499.99 rebate – the exact price of a brand-new HTC One A9 smartphone. The offer also applies to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as well as LG's G3 and G4, though these phones would only net you $200 for the Sammys and $100 for the LGs. Ouch, HTC, way to throw an insult.

In any case, the offer was supposed to end on the 2nd of December – that's yesterday. Well, if you happen to be feeling like you missed out on a great opportunity to throw a 64 GB iPhone 6s Plus for HTC's Snapdragon 617-equipped flagship, know now that HTC has decided to extend the offer to 26th January, 2016.

Thinking no one would bite? Well, it's possible you may be wrong. HTC reports that the Black Friday deals it had on the Nexus 9, HTC One M9, and the trade-in promotion for the A9 helped it increase year-over-year sales by 731%. Now, which one of these promotions was most sought-after by customers is not specified, but, apparently, there are enough individuals with older iPhones who wish to get a taste of Android. And the One A9 looks like a nice bridging device – the form factor is not shockingly different, and the interface is not jam-packed with an insane amount of features, knobs, and toggles.


source: HTC via Ubergizmo

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One A9
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat HTC Sense UI

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