HTC has unveiled its latest flagship, the One A9, last night. The handset, which comes in all metal design, though surprisingly looks a lot like Apple’s new iPhones. Irrespective of the similarities, everyone though would agree that the phone does look stunning.
Also unlike its predecessors which do not have any physical button (they have on screen buttons), the HTC One A9 sports a home key below the display â€“ just like Samsung phones. This key acts both as the fingerprint sensor and home key.
The HTC One A9, which measures 145.75 x 70.8. x 7.26 mm, has a 5 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and full HD resolution. It has the latest Android Marshmallow operating system with HTC Sense user interface – the first non-Nexus device to have the latest OS. Surprisingly, HTC has opted for the Snapdragon 617 64 bit octa core processor to power this smartphone and not the high end processors of Qualcomm like Snapdragon 810. With this though the One A9 has become the first device to use the Snapdragon 617 chipset.
The HTC One A9 has 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and an expandable storage slot with 2 TB capacity. It comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with sapphire cover lens, auto-focus , BSI sensor, OIS, Æ’/2.0, 1080p video recording ability. In its front lies an HTC UltraPixel fixed focus camera with f/2.0 aperture and it can also capture videos in full HD resolution.
The One A9 has a 2150 mAh battery that comes with Quick Charge 2.0 support. It claims to offer talktime of up to 16 hours and standby of up to 18 days on 3G network. The nano SIM based HTC One A9 (only one SIM) weighs 143 grams is compatible with 4G networks too. Besides, it has Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi (ac), 5 pin micro USB port, 3.5 mm jack, GPS with GLONASS and a host of sensors (Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Sensor Hub, Fingerprint sensor).
It will be launched in the market from the first week of November but there is no word about its India launch as of now. There is also no information about its price yet. The One A9 comes in Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold colours.