For starters, the HTC One A9 features an all-metal unibody design, similar to what we’ve seen in past HTC phones like the One M9, M8 or M7. It comes with a 5.0-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and Gorilla Glass 4. The company chose to forgo a Quad HD panel for the One A9, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Full HD screens are lighter on battery consumption and are much cheaper, which will undoubtedly help with the overall cost of the smartphone, and help make the non-removable 2150mAh battery last a bit longer.
HTC says the device can last up to 12 hours with HD video playback, up to 9 hours with internet use (on Wi-Fi), or up to 18 days on standby. It’s also Quick Charge 2.0-compatible, and forward compatible with Quick Charge 3.0, Qualcomm’s newly-announced fast charging standard.
The HTC One A9 also has one more trick up its sleeve. In addition to carrier variants, HTC will also sell a completely unlocked variant of the device, which will not only work across all major carriers, it will also come with anunlockable bootloader, which will also not void the warranty of the device. The focus here is definitely a developer, as the phone is also promised to beupdated to every version of Android released in the next two years, and that too, within 15 days of Google rolling out the update to Nexus devices. The unlocked edition will also come with a 6 month subscription to Google Play Music, and 12 months of coverage for accidental damage (including cracked screen replacements and water damage) under HTC’s Uh-Oh protectionprogram for devices purchased via HTC.com. These phones will also come with a 30 day trial period wherein users can return the phone if they do not like it.
Price in USA : USD 399 Aprox
HTC One A9 specification
|HTC One A9|
|Display||5.0-inch AMOLED display
1920 x 1080
Gorilla Glass 4
|Processor||64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 2TB|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
|Sound||Dolby Audio and Hi-Res Audio|
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow
|Camera||Rear: 13MP with sapphire cover lens, f/2.0 aperture, OIS
Front: HTC UltraPixel, f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus
|Battery||Non-removable 2150mAh, Quick Charge 2.0 (forward compatible with Quick Charge 3.0)|
|Dimensions||145.75 x 70.8. x 7.26mm
|Colors||Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet, Topaz Gold|