Saturday, October 24, 2015

HTC announces One A9 , brings familiar design cues with Marshmallow

If you can't beat them , join them ..that was probably what HTC kept as their mantra when they designed the HTC A9 , which although we cannot say directly , looks much like ..cough..cough ..a iPhone 6 .The A9 is HTCs latest flag carrier for the remaining half of the year , the phone , designed on some design cues inherited from the One S and the iPhone 6 skips on some HTC staples such as boomsound speakers and SLCd displays and instead it features a unibody chassis and a AMOLED display . The phone , like previous models , is designed to look expensive and the A9 is no exception . Made of aluminum and steel the iPhone esque design does look like a knock off iPhone ,but the HTC logo offsets that by adding a bit more bezel , a long fingerprint sensor and HTC on the front panel . The AmOled display ,which comes in a resolution of 1080p is 5” inches and i has 441ppi and Gorilla glass 4 protection .Processing power on the device comes from a Snapdragon 617 Soc clocked to 1.5 Ghz and it has Adreno 405 GPU . The phone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage or 3Gb of Ram and 32GB of storage and MicroSD expansion .Camera wise , the phone packs a Sony made 13MP rear sensor ,although the sensor has a smaller megapixel count than the M9 , the phone has a slight edge as it features OIS. The camera however has only 1080p recording . The second camera on the phone is a 4MP unit which is sufficient for most selfie needs in this day and age .

Rest of the specs include LTE ,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,, Dolby audio enhancement for sounds and Android 6.0 Marshmallow which makes this phone one of the first devices to ship with the new OS out of the box .Although the phone looks like a sweet deal , the device has a few problems including a small 2150 mAh sealed battery as well as a absurdly high price of $499 ff contract in the U.S and even even more insane price in the UK ,considering HTC’s current position , pricing a mid range device at flagship phone prices might not be the wisest choice .

Written By Rakitha for MasHD

SOURCE - androidheadlines

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