For those that have been keeping an eye on the leaks pertaining to the latest One-branded device, HTC has gone ahead and made the One A9 official at its event, taking the wraps off the company’s latest Android-powered device.
On Tuesday, October 20, the One A9 went official. First and foremost, this device is indeed running Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the package. But, going further than that, HTC has also claimed that the handset will receive software updates just 15 days after the first Nexus-branded device receives the same software, so we’ll have to see how that pans out into the future.
Specifications look solid. It features an AMOLED display that measures in at 5 inches and has a full 1080p HD resolution. There’s a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood. It comes in two variants: One with 16GB of built-in storage, which is paired with 2GB of RAM, or a 32GB model that features 3GB of RAM. Both devices have a microSD card slot for expandable storage. The battery in the new One A9 is measured in at 2150mAh, and HTC has included support for both QuickCharge 2.0 and Quick Charge 3.0 with a future software update.
On the back of the One A9 there’s a 13-megapixel camera, which features optical image stabilization, a sapphire cover lens, a BSI sensor, and auto-focus. On the front there’s an UltraPixel camera, which features 1080p HD recording.
There are multiple color options for the One A9, but, as usual, the colors will vary depending on region, and HTC hasn’t said which color will be available where. At launch, HTC will have the Opal Silver and Carbon Gray ready to go, with the Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold coming at a later date. On top of that, in promotional materials for the device there are two additional colors: Acid Gold and Cast Iron, but there’s no information as to when, or where, those colors will be available.
The phone features Dolby Audio with Hi-Res Audio.
You can pre-order the One A9 beginning today, with prices starting at $399. That’s just a “limited time offer,” so at some point the device’s price will go up, but HTC didn’t say when or by how much.
What do you think of the One A9?