HTC is expected to lift the lid on the rumoured One A9 on the 20th of October. The Taiwanese phone maker has dropped a number of teasers telling us to expect something new on the said date, but didn’t really really reveal anything about the device. Fortunately, we have learned a lot about the unannounced mid-ranger, thanks to a number of leaks. Now, a new benchmark result re-confirms that it will run Android 60. (Marshmallow) out of the box.
HTC One A9 to run Marshmallow
The screenshot above shows the HTC One A9 listed on the GFXBench benchmark database, which was spotted by German-speaking WinFuture.de. It confirms what we’ve learned from past leaks, which is a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core 1.5 GHz processor and an Adreno 405 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 2 GB of RAM under the hood. The benchmark also confirms 16 GB of internal storage, with 11 GB available for users. We’ve learned from past reports that there could be a version that offers 32 GB of internal storage. Lastly, it reveals that the device will sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (with OIS according to past reports) and the infamous 4-megapixel Ultrpixel camera to take care of snapping selfies and video chat. Like we mentioned earlier, these mid-range specs have been leaked before.
HTC has teased in the past that the device it will unveil on the 20th of October will run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. If the benchmark is genuine, this would mean that the HTC One A9 will run the latest the version of Android.
@OnLeaks, a Twitter account renowned for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced devices, has leaked press renders of the HTC One A9, as well as a screenshot of the device listed on Orange France’s website. It reveals that the device will set buyers back the equivalent of £447, which isn’t exactly a mid-range price.
If the alleged price tag is accurate, we’re not exactly sure how the HTC One A9, if it was the “Hero” phone HTC CEO Cher Wang was referring to, can regain market shares lost to HTC’s rivals.
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