On 20th October, HTC announced their One A9, a smartphone that is HTC’s statement that it wouldn’t go down without a fight. From what we know about the phone, it sure seems like a compelling deal.

The HTC One A9 hopes to regain the ground HTC lost with its M9 and rectify the M9’s pitfalls. for starters, the A9 is a mid-ranger with a quad-core Snapdragon 617 processor, a 2150 mAh battery with quick charge, a 5-inch FHD screen and 2 GB/3 GB RAM options with 16 GB/32 GB of internal storage respectively.

HTC One A9-feature

The One A9 has the pleasure of being the first phone on the market with Android 6.0 Marshmallow baked in, out of the box(apart from the new Nexus phones, of course), customised with HTC’s latest iteration of its HTC Sense skin. HTC also incorporated a fingerprint scanner in its physical home button- a capacitive implementation as opposed to a clickable one. Expandable storage is present too, with the storage limit being pushed up to 200 GB with a microSD card.

Cameras have been all the rage this year with almost every OEM trying to distinguish itself using this singular aspect and the A9 is no different. The rear camera is a 13MP unit with a dual-tone flash and Optical Image Stabilisation. Up front is a 4MP camera that retains HTC’s ‘ultrapixel‘ configuration.

HTC One A9-content

Some other things to note about the A9 are its inclusion of Gorilla Glass 4 and that HTC has included the BoomSound speakers on this phone. The phone will be available in four colours: Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet.

We think this has been the most exciting news out of HTC in a long while and may give the company a jumpstart from a previously stagnated sales figure. Let us know what you think of the new phone in the comments bellow.

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Key SpecsHTC One A9
Display5.0 inches AMOLED
Screen ResolutionFHD (1080 x 1920)
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
Memory2 GB/3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB/32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 200 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with Autofocus and dual-tone flash
Secondary Camera4 MP with Ultrapixels
Battery 2150 mAh Li-ion
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeNano
WaterproofNo
Weight143 gms
Price INR 29,990