HTC’s latest smartphone, the HTC One A9, has been the subject of a number of media articles and debates ever since leaked images began circulating. Even so, the phone is HTC’s next step forward and the company is promoting the handset after the less than stellar sales of its flagship HTC One M9. Despite a release date in early November, the One A9’s system dump has already yielded the phone’s new wallpapers, which are now available for use on your mobile. To take a look, scroll down to the end of this article.
The HTC One A9 is a well-designed device and its aluminum construction brings a premium feel to an upper mid-range handset. The display is a 5 inch 1080p AMOLED screen which has been well received among early reviewers for its high resolution and deep, vibrant colors. The camera is a 13-megapixel shooter and is also one of the phone’s strengths, featuring RAW support and optical image stabilization. This is a welcome advantage over the HTC One M9, which was criticized for its underperforming camera. On the other hand, HTC decided not to include one of the One series’ greatest features on the One A9: the dual front facing speakers. Instead, a line of machined holes on the bottom of the smartphone serves as the replacement. A dedicated and reportedly quick fingerprint scanner is present as well, and a microSD card slot provides for additional storage if the 32 GB of internal storage is not sufficient.
Look for a release early next month, and in the United States the HTC One A9 will set you back $400. If you’re looking for a solid smartphone for less than a standard flagship, HTC’s latest may be worth a look. Its premium materials set it apart from similarly priced models and HTC is likely hoping this device will help the company return to profitability.
The phone comes with a number of color variants, named Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, and Deep Garnet. The stock wallpapers seem to have been developed to go hand in hand with these variants. The HTC One A9 features wallpapers for a 1080p screen, and they cover two screens with a size of 2160 x 1920 pixels.