HTC CEO Cher Wang, after posting dismal earnings, promised investors that the Taiwanese phone maker would release a “Hero” phone in October. Initially, it was thought that this Hero phone would be the “HTC Aero,” but according to recent reports, HTC’s Hero phone will be the “HTC O2.” 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 it will come with the Snapdragon 820 CPU, this would mean that the smartphone will see the light of day sometime in the first quarter of 2016. So does this mean that the HTC Aero was nothing but a rumour? According to a new report, the Aero is still in the works. Additionally, it is said to come with a deca-core processor under the hood.
HTC Aero with MediaTek deca-core processor on board?
According to a new report from Chinese-speaking Mobile-Dad, HTC is still planning to release the HTC Aero and it will be known as the “HTC A9.” The same report claims that the smartphone will have MediaTek’s Helio X20 CPU, which is said to have 10 individual cores (deca-core). It also said to feature 2.5 D curved glass.
As for colour options and pricing, the report says that the HTC A9 will be available in Tyrant Gold and Dark Grey. It will set you back around $470 (around £304) to $626 (around £405) in the US. The report adds that the device will be offered first by US network operator AT&T, and that it will come with a groundbreaking rear-facing camera. It is also said to be clad in metal. It is yet to be determined if the A9 will be available in the UK.
It is also yet to be determined when HTC plans to lift the lid on the HTC A9, or when the device will be launched. At this point, the report says that the device will be available in the US first, and we’re guessing it will be available in Taiwan as well, HTC’s home country.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt. We’re sure to get more information about the HTC A9 in the coming weeks.
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