HTC took the wraps off the One A9 in India long back, but the price and availability were kept undisclosed. The suspense now ends as the smartphone is priced at INR 29,990 and its going to be available exclusively on Snapdeal from December 15 onwards. Pre-booking will be started from tomorrow and will continue till December 14.

htc one A9

While HTC failed to gain positive responses from the consumers last year, the company tried to make up the previous mistakes and deliver a breakthrough smartphone at a good price. It features a premium metallic unibody structure, a snappy fingerprint sensor and Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Another fact that grabbed a few headlines for this device is its design that looks lot like the Apple’s iPhone 6.

The HTC One A9 flaunts a 5 inch FHD (1920x1080p) display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. For seamless performance, HTC has fixed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 Octa-core 64 bit processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It has 32 GB internal storage and an enormous microSD card support up to 2 TB.

HTC has done a few tweaks with the cameras this time, as the front is 13 MP with BSI sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), OIS and a true tone LED flash. On the front, there is a 4-Ultrapixel selfie camera.

The smartphone also features a 2150 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth and GPS. Possible competitors at this price point are Nexus 5X, Motorola Moto X Style and Asus Zenfone 2.

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