We’ll go straight to the point in describing the newest addition to HTC’s high-end phones—it is a perfect crossover for Apple and Google. Physically, the brand endowed their latest pride with a aluminum unibody almost similar to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, the heart of One A9 belongs to Google as the latest Google Marshmallow 6.0 runs right inside it.
This time, HTC shed its traditional features including the BoomSound stereo speakers on front façade. It has been replaced conveniently with the home button integrated with fingerprint scanner. The smooth curve detail at the back was eliminated to make the rear surface flatter this time, save for the antenna lines, the slightly protruding camera and dual tone LED flash.
HTC One A9 can be acquired at the price of $399.99 (Unlocked, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage) in all US carriers. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will be offering another One A9 variant; whereas, Verizon will cover separate set of bands. However, here’s a total downer: non-US markets will offer the handset starting at $665! Worse, UK will only have the 2GB RAM- 16GB variant.
HTC One A9 Highlights
- Body : 145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm, 143g, metal main body
- Display : 5.0” AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 440ppi
- OS : Android Marshmallow 6.0
- Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 617, 1.5GHz Octacore
- GPU : Adreno 405
- RAM : 3GB
- Storage : 32GB + expansion of up to 2000GB via microSD
- Camera : 13MP primary with Dual-tone LED flash, 4MP front
- Battery : 2150 mAh, non-removable