HTC One A9 officially unveiled
After months of speculation, rumors and leaks, the HTC One A9 has finally been unveiled. While the phone is getting the flagship treatment from HTC, it is quite different form the traditional flagship phones we have seen from HTC over the years.
As detailed in the many rumors, the HTC One A9 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage model or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage model (depending on your market). Both variants do feature an expandable micoSD card slot which allow you to add an additional 128GB of storage. The battery in the HTC One A9 is 2150 mAh, slightly smaller than what we’re typically used to, but the 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 should help keep battery consumption in check.
The 13 megapixel main camera features optical image stabilization, phase detection auto-focus, RAW image capture, and one-touch auto processing so that those RAW images can be edited right on the phone without having to transfer the images to a PC for editing. HTC has also added a hyperlapse camera mode and other camera software tweaks which will improve its usability substantially.
The HTC One A9 will begin rolling out globally during the first week of November. The US launch date is still up in the air, but the phone will be available unlocked and from AT&T, T-Mobile and SPrint for $399.99 without a contract. Other markets and carrier availability will be announced in the days or weeks to come. The unlocked version will be available in the US and will allow users to unlock the bootloader without voiding the warranty. HTC is also promising that the phone will receive ALL Android updates within 15 days of when Google first pushed the save update to its Nexus line of devices.
If you order the phone from htc.com, you get 30 days to try the phone. If you don’t like it, you can send it back to HTC and get a full refund. HTC is also throwing in 6 months free of Google Play music on top of its 12 months of Uh Oh Protection.
What’s your take on the new HTC One A9?