HTC One A9 Unveiled with Android Marshmallow; Arrives Next Month

October 24, 2015, By Alex Badinici

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has added a new device to their flagship One series.

Called the HTC One A9, the smartphone now forms the first from HTC to feature Android Marshmallow OS, also making it the first Marshmallow smartphone other than Nexus devices.

Unlike the previous HTC One models, the new One A9 is introduced as a mid-range device, in terms of both the scaled down pricing, as well as its specs.

HTC one A9-1

The A9 packs a display of 5-inch AMOLED, but with a resolution of 1080p. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.

Running inside the device is the Snapdragon 617 chip, which presents octa-core processing with four of the cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and the rest clocked at 1.2GHz.

Coupled with the SoC is the Adreno 405 GPU, which offers high-end performance, although if not the best. A9 will also offer two storage variants; one with 16GB storage/2GB RAM and the other with 32GB storage/3GB RAM.

The 13 MP camera on the rear comes with features like optical image stabilization, but fails to deliver 4K video capture.

The one fitted on the front is a 4MP cam, which features UltraPixel technology from HTC. All these are powered by a 2150mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 2.0.

HTC one A9

Speaking of its design, HTC has made sure that its accustomed norms have been ripped off in favor of a new design, which, at first sight, resembles Apple’s iPhone with its curved edges.

They have also introduced a physical home button that looks much similar to the one in Samsung devices.

The device will be arriving first to the US markets, and is announced for a price of $399. It will be made available in Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold color variants.

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