HTC One A9 goes official, set to “replace” the Apple iPhone
The HTC One A9 has to be one of the most controversial phones of the year 2015. Right from the time it had been announced earlier in March, a lot of speculations have been flying around from people on what to expect from HTC. Later on, it was discovered that this device would be a make or mar for HTC who were looking to remain a profitable business after a rather tumultuous year.
The phone also didn’t leave the news when French carrier, Orange, carried a review that suggested that the HTC One A9 would rip off Apple’s designs from the iPhone 6 series and finally, the CEO of HTC looked to gear on the public by telling them that this device would replace their conventional iPhones. Are these claims true?
Now that the HTC One A9 has been released with confirmed specifications, why not let us dig under the hood and do something there?
The HTC One A9 comes with a 5 inch of screen display, powerfully brought to you by AMOLED. With a Corning Gorilla Glass 4, you can be sure that you’d get no freak cracks on your device, safe to say.
Further under the hood, the HTC One A9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset. Although this is lower than what we’ve seen on recent devices (such as the 810 SoC), we believe that it would get the job done for you likewise. The CPU runs 2GB and 3GB of RAM, depending on the variant of the device you have picked up and comes with an internal memory of 16/32GB. There’s the option for you to expand this memory and the good news is, the memory can be expanded up to 2 tera-bytes. That’s massive but then the highest capacity microSD cards in the market are 128GB ones.
There’s an upgraded version of Bluetooth (v4.1) coming with the device and a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is further supported by the awesome Android 6 Marshmallow running on the device, coupled with the HTC Sense.
Coming with a 13MP Camera on the back, HTC really improved in this department as the images this one produced were better than those on its other cameras. There’s an unrated front camera there for you also to take your selfies and group pictures.
The device finally packs a non-removable battery clocking 2150mAh and supporting the latest Quick charge technology.
HTC One A9 was just released and with these specifications, do you want one of the ‘iPhone replacements’?