A few months back, there were rumours that stir in the tech world about the new smartphone from HTC. It was rumored that the new handset looks like the Apple iPhone 6. When HTC launched the smartphone before the market, these rumours turned out to be true. It was underlined by the CEO of HTC, Cher Wang that, One A9 is a perfect substitute for iPhone 6. HTC designed the phone to look alike iPhone for the reason that there are Android lovers who like the design and making iPhones.The higher officials presented at the meeting clarified the reason behind the new smartphone’s resemblance with Apple iPhone 6. Jason Mackenzie pointed out that iPhone is having certain limitations by presenting a video launching One A9. Next the designer of the gadget spoke up about the brainwave behind the designing, especially mentioning about the cues that he took from previous One M7.
Design and Display
The gadget is covered by a case with natural colours and beauty, the method mentioned as metalmorphics, by the designer. It is designed in such a way that every minute details were taken care off.The case has got curved metallic aluminium finish. The uni-body design perfectly placed SIM and microSD slots at the right place. The plastic antenna lies to the back of the gadget just like the iPhone 6. It seems that HTC has now leveled the deal with Apple, as Apple had released iPhones with designs similar to that of HTC premium gadgets. The handset is powered by a 5 inched full HD AMOLED screen with a screen resolution of 1080*1920. The display is well covered and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The handset is also featured by the Fingerprint sensor also.
Processor and OS Features
The 64-bit Octa-core Snapdragon 617 Processor along with Adreno 405, powers the One A9. It is loaded with a RAM of either 2GB or 3GB with a storage option of 16GB and 32GB. Unlike iPhone, One A9 is having an advantage of external storage option. Another exciting feature is that One A9 sports the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is also the first gadget to load with clear version of Marshmallow other than the Nexus series. As a result the gadget is loaded with features that prevent power loss, alterations in app permissions and so on.
Camera and Audio Specs
The primarycamerais loaded a lens having the power of 13MP along with an added feature of Optical Image Stabilization.With the help of this feature it can snap quality and sharp images even in dim light. This is also integrated with a Hyperlapse photo editing tool also. The front cam is featured by a 4MP lens added with an aperture of f/2.0. The makers of the handset guarantee a well-defined audio system for the handset. It gives the best audio experience with the HTC BoomSound embedded with Dolby Audio surrounding feature.
Battery, Pricing and Availability
The battery gives a capacity of 2150mAh. This is not a great figure when compared to other similar gadgets. But with the features like Doze of Marshmallow, One A9 can be easily held operation for a day long without charging in-between. The One A9 will begin its sale from November onwards. HTC also declared to launch an unlocked version targeting US markets. The base model is tagged with a price of $399. The colour variants offered by the makers are Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet.