HTC has unveiled its latest One A series with the launch of its flagship smartphone HTC One A9 at an event in New York City. One A9 unlocked version will be rolling out globally starting from first week of November 2015 with the price tag of $399.99. This smartphone is available for pre-order in US, but there is no pricing and availability details for India.
HTC One A9 bears a 5 inch full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 layer on top and powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 617 processor where four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and another four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with 2GB / 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of ROM and expandable memory up to 2TB via microSD card.
HTC One A9 comes with 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, OIS, f/2.0 aperture and full HD video recording. It is also equipped with an Ultra pixel frontal sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p recording. It also has an integrated multi directional fingerprint scanner. This smartphone houses a 2150mA battery with Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 support.
On the software side, One A9 runs on Android latest version, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and it has a 4G LTE connectivity. Other connectivity features include EDGE / GPRS, 3G / HSPA+, Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC and micro USB port.
The company also revealed Dot View Cases along with this smartphone which will come in Obsidian, Deep Garnet, Sea Coral and Turquoise Blue color variants. HTC also announced some additional perks like “Uh Oh protection plan” which gives users a free replacement of the device if the smartphone is damaged in one year. The smartphone comes bundled with 6 months of Google Play music subscription for free.
“HTC is a smartphone pioneer, having delivered the first Android smartphone, the first Windows smartphone, the first 4G smartphone, and the first all-metal smartphone,” said Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO, HTC. “Today we’re taking that heritage of innovation to the next level, unveiling a phone that stands apart in a market increasingly dominated by a company which controls every aspect of your phone. The HTC One A9 breaks from this trend by offering an incredible design, fantastic performance, cutting-edge software features and the freedom to take full control of your smartphone experience.“
Key Specifications of HTC One A9:
|Model||HTC One A9|
|Display||5 Inch full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4|
|Processor||Octa Core Snapdragon 617 processor|
|Camera||13 MP rear and ultra pixel front camera|
|RAM||2GB / 3GB|
|Internal Memory||16GB / 32GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26mm and 143 grams|
HTc One A9 will be available in four color options including Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet.