HTC One A9s has finally been made official by the Taiwanese company. Succeeding the original One A9, the One A9s takes premium design to lower mid-range level. It comes with a 5 inch Super LCD display with a HD resolution and an octa-core Mediatek Helio P10 processor. While these specs scream mid-range, HTC has maintained good design which should help the phone’s prospects.
HTC One A9s Specs
The HTC One A9s comes with a 5 inch Super LCD display with a HD screen resolution, giving you a pixel density of ~294 PPI, which is quite low by today’s standards for a company like HTC. This comes as a downgrade from the original One A9 which came with a full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Coming to the processor, we are looking at a Mediatek Helio P10 processor, featuring 8 cores – 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores & 4 x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. The CPU is assisted by Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The One A9s comes in two variants – 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage. You get an option to expand the internal storage using a microSD card.
In the imaging department, you get a 13 MP f/2.2 camera on the back along with an LED flash. Optical Image Stabilisation has been dropped and the aperture is now narrower as well. The front camera has been brought down to a regular 5 MP camera with f/2.8 aperture instead of the 4 MP Ultrapixel camera on the original One A9.
On the software front, you get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box along with improvements in Sense UI. The One A9s retains the fingerprint sensor and comes with a 2300 mAh battery and fast charging.
Pricing And Availability
HTC has not revealed the pricing and availbility details of the One A9s yet. The market specific launches will commence later in October.