HTC One A9 first impressions: hands-on
The latest smartphone from HTC, unveiled earlier today, may be the latest addition to the One series, but that’s mostly in spirit, given that this new device is quite the departure from the flagship line. What does this new smartphone bring to the table? We find out, with this first look at the HTC One A9!
The A9 may be a throwback to the days of the HTC Legend – a premium mid-ranger with a metal-clad body and an AMOLED screen, a handset designed with equal measures of form and function.
HTC One A9 at a glance:
- Body: Aluminum unibody, 7.3mm thick
- Screen: 5″ AMOLED with 1080p resolution (441ppi); Gorilla Glass 4
- Camera: 13MP with OIS and RAW mode and Hyperlapse; 1080p video; sapphire lens cover
- Selfie camera: 4MP UltraPixel; 1080p video
- Audio: 24-bit, 192kHz supported by Hi-Fi DAC; dedicated headphone amp with Dolby Audio
- Security: Fingerprint sensor
- Power: Snapdragon 617 (octa-core Cortex-A53, Adreno 405); 2GB/3GB of RAM
- Storage: 16GB/32GB built-in; microSD card slot
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense
- Battery: 2,150mAh; up to Quick Charge 3.0 support
- Misc: Android Pay, Google Now on Tap; optional Dot View II flip cover
So there you have it for this first look at the HTC One A9! The One A9 will be priced at $399 in the United States, which is certainly an impressive price point for a device that is a part of HTC One line. HTC is definitely trying some new things, and while the design is hardly original, and the removal of front-facing speakers is a disappointment, these are all aspects that aid in the inclusion of some new features, which HTC is hoping will make for a compelling smartphone.
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