After months and months of various leaks and rumors, HTC has finally announced their One A9 handset. Everyone initially thought that this will be the highest-end device HTC has ever released, but it turns out the One A9 sports mid-range specifications after all. HTC is hoping that this phone will help the company get back to the right track, as they haven’t been able to sell that many devices for quite some time now. Anyhow, we’ve already covered the initial announcement of this handset, and are here to take a closer look at its specifications, read on.
The HTC One A9 features a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display along with 2/3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. The 2GB model will ship with 16GB of internal storage on board, while the 3GB variant will come with 32GB out of the box. Both of these variants come with microSD slots, so you’ll be able to expand the available internal memory up to 2TB. HTC’s newest smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core SoC along with an Adreno 405 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel OIS shooter is available on the back of the One A9, while a 4-megapixel UltraPixel snapper can be found on the front side of this phone. HTC has also packed in a number of software features into this phone, which are supposed to help make this camera stand out. This smartphone comes with a ‘Pro Mode’ which supports RAW image capture which will basically capture the image in all its glory and let you edit it afterwards to your liking.
The 2,150mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package, while you also get Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging with this phone. Keep in mind that the device is forwards-compatible with the QuickCharge 3.0, Qualcomm’s newest standard. Google’s latest OS comes pre-installed on this smartphone, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and on top of it, you’ll find HTC’s well-known Sense UI. Interesting enough, this device comes with a single capacitive button below the display, which doubles as a fingerprint scanner, while it also comes with on-screen buttons. That’s right, you essentially get two home screen buttons on this smartphone. The HTC One A9 comes with 4G LTE support, and the device is made out of aluminum which wraps around the device. The HTC One A9 measures 145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26mm, while it weighs 143 grams.
HTC has also boasted the audio capabilities of this smartphone. The device comes with a single bottom-facing speaker (BoomSound), and the device offers support for 24-bit audio thanks to a built-in DAC. If you plug in a set of headphones, however, you’ll basically trigger the included Dolby amplifier, which is a very welcomed addition. The phone will roll out globally in November, and it will be available for pre-order starting today in the US for $399, you’ll be able to choose between Opal Silver and Carbon Gray color options initially, while Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold will arrive at a later date.