HTC has unveiled HTC One A9, company’s latest and greatest flagship smartphone that, unfortunately, took a lot of design cues from Apple’s iPhone. HTC M9, which was launched last year, was a bit of disappointment to the fans and ultimately to the company as well. This year’s One A9 is a 5-inch smartphone and it will be one of the few Android smartphones to be launched with Android Marshmallows preloaded. Hit the jump for the detailed run down on the price, specifications, and features of the latest hero handset of the Taiwanese company.
HTC One A9 Price
HTC is offering its latest unlocked HTC One A9 smartphone at an attractive $399 price tag as part of its promotional pricing. Not only that, buyers will also get free and unlimited access to Google Play Music for the first six months and HTC’s Uh Oh Protection, which entitles user one free replacement should your phone break or you end up switching carriers within first 12 months of purchase. The USA, without any doubt, is the best place to buy HTC One A9 where it costs only $399 with 3GB of RAM while in the UK an HTC One A9 will set your back £429.99 ($665) for a model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage capacity.
HTC One A9 Specifications
The summary of HTC One A9 specs includes a 5-inch display with 1080P resolution, a Snapdragon 617 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallows with Sense, and a 13MP camera sensor. Hit the come for a detailed rundown of HTC One A9 specifications.
|Colors||Carbon Grey, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, Deep Garnet|
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Octa-core: 4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz
|RAM||16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
|Storage||16 GB, 32 GB
microSD, up to 200 GB
|Rear Camera||13MP with sapphire cover lens
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
dual-LED (dual tone) flash, ƒ/2.0
1080p video recording
|Front Camera||HTC UltraPixel 4 MP
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Dimensions||145.75 x 70.8. x 7.26 mm|
|Battery|| 2150 mAh
Quick Charge 2.0 support
Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility with future software upgrade
HTC One A9 Features
Last two devices from HTC’s One smartphone lineup came with a signature aluminum unibody look, but it this latest installment, HTC has deviated from its heritage and shamelessly copied the exterior looks of iPhone 6 and the Plus. BoomSound stereo speakers are no more on the front of the device as found in its predecessors and have been replaced with a home button with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The curved back is also nowhere to be seen and now it has a flat back with antenna lines, curved two-tone flash, and protruding camera module. One can easily think of HTC One A9 as the middle sibling of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
The front screen of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and there is a slot of microSD card in the body of the device as well. HTC is offering its device in Carbon Grey, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, Deep Garnet color options.
HTC One A9 carriers a 13MP rear camera sensor which is capable of recording 1080P full HD video. Some key specs of the HTC One A9 camera are as follows:
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS): A built-in gyroscope and microprocessor reduce the camera shake to capture blur-free photos even in low light environment.
HTC multi-mode camera: The camera app allows you to choose between Auto or Pro mode. Auto mode is very fast and capable of capturing a photo in just 0.1 seconds from the click. While the Pro mode gives you more control over settings and adjustments such as exposure value and focus.
Pro mode with raw capture: The Pro mode also offers professional photographer the option to save photos in RAW file format. This allows greater flexibility when editing a Ra photo in a photo-editing software.
UltraPixel front camera: HTC claims its HTC One A9 to be capable of capturing up to 300% more light per pixel through its selfie camera with carries a 4MP UltraPixel sensor. The User can take great selfies even in low light environment.
Sim-Free and HTC Uh Oh
HTC One A9 is available as a contract-free smartphone allowing its users to switch carrier whenever they want to, no contract to honor, no bloatware, and comes with HTC’s Uh Oh protection. This protection entitles a user to get a replacement device once if it breaks within 12 months of purchase. Please note that Uh Oh protection is only available through HTC.com purchase.
HTC One A9 comes preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense. The device makes good use of some of the great new features on Android 6.0 such as Apple Pay and Google Now on Tap. The user can easily authorize Google Pay payments using the fingerprint scanner.