HTC just announced the One A9, which is their latest flagship device. It’ll be rolling out across the world in the first week of November. The HTC One A9 has a 5-inch display 1080p AMOLED display, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage inside. The UK market will be getting the 2GB RAM/16GB of storage model. However it does sport a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB of storage. All powered by a 2150mAh battery inside.
The company also announced today that the new One A9 will be available for pre-order from their website (at least here in the US) beginning today. Now you’ll be able to get the HTC One A9 from HTC.com and it’ll come SIM-free as usual. Which means you can take it to AT&T or T-Mobile’s network. However HTC did through in a few other goodies. Including the ability to unlock your boot loader and not void your warranty. Of course, the new HTC One A9 does also come with HTC’s Uh Oh protection. So that if you drop your phone or anything happens to it, they will replace it for free. This is included, unlike the Nexus Protect that is with the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, which is an additional cost. So that’s great to have it included.
Now the HTC One A9 is the first smartphone outside of the Nexus line to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However HTC didn’t stop there. They promised that the HTC One A9 would be getting the latest version of Android just 15 days after Google starts rolling it out to Nexus devices. That’s a bit of a tall order considering they had been promising 90 days previously, and barely made that time frame. However on the flip side, that was mostly due to the carrier’s testing and such. The unlocked model should be able to get it within 15 days.
Currently, HTC hasn’t announced which carriers in the US will be carrying the device. They did state that their partners will announce pricing and availability in the coming days. Additionally, HTC will be selling it on their website, as stated above so we don’t have to finance it through our carriers if we don’t want too.