Recently, the photo below was circulating online, claiming to be the rumoured HTC A9 (HTC Aero). It looks a lot like the Apple iPhone 6, and was proven to be a Photoshop job.
It seems, however, that person behind the photoshopped image was given accurate information about the HTC A9, if newly leaked photos are to be believed.
Apple iPhone 6-looking HTC A9
The photoshopped image of the HTC A9 comes to us courtesy of Romanian-speaking Mobilissimo.ro. Initially, since the image was proven to be a Photoshop job, we dismissed the render. However, if an alleged live photo (see above) of the smartphone shown alongside the Apple iPhone 6 shows the real deal, the photoshopped image seems to have been accurate after all.
The new photo that allegedly shows the HTC A9 alongside the Apple iPhone 6 was leaked on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo (China’s equivalent of Twitter). It shows an individual holding the HTC A9 using his left hand, while holding the iPhone 6 using his right hand. Of course, since we can’t confirm if the photo shows the real deal or not, take the image with a pinch of salt.
According to previous reports, the HTC A9’s rumoured specs include a 5.5-inch screen with 2.5 D curved glass, a groundbreaking new camera, a MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core (10 cores) processor under the hood, and 4 GB of RAM. If the new leaked photo is to be believed, the HTC A9 will be clad in metal.
Previous reports have also claimed that the HTC A9 should not be confused with the HTC O2, which is the “Hero” phone HTC CEO Cher Wang promised its investors when the Taiwanese phone maker posted record-low earnings. The HTC O2 is said to sport a 6-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 CPU under the hood, and IP certification. Since the Snapdragon 820 is not expected to be available until the first quarter of 2016, the HTC O2 is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2016 as well.
Now the real question is, can the HTC A9 and the HTC O2 change HTC’s fortunes? This remains to be seen. Here’s hoping that the two rumoured smartphones turn out to be success stories. If not, then HTC will be facing an bleak future.
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