HTC to unveil “handsome” smartphone on Sept 9 – could be the HTC One A9

When HTC posted record-low earnings a few months back, the company’s CEO, Cher Wang, was forced to announce to investors that it would get back in the game, thanks to a mystery “Hero” phone to be launched in October of this year. If a post by HTC on its official Weibo page (China’s equivalent of Twitter) is anything to go by, the Taiwanese phone maker’s Hero phone could be unveiled on the 6th of September.

HTC One A9 to make its debut on the 6th of September?


The image you see above is the teaser HTC posted on its official Weibo account. It doesn’t really reveal much about what we should expect on the 6th of September. All it says is that a “handsome” phone is coming.

So how do we know that HTC’s handsome phone is the HTC One A9? How do we even know that it will be called the HTC One A9? First of all, we can’t tell you with a hundred percent certainty that the device to make its debut on the 6th of September is the device mentioned above, but we can tell you that the majority of current leaks involving HTC handsets is all about the device in question. So we’re guessing we’re about to see the One A9 a few days from now.

Moving on to the smartphone’s moniker, serial leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks on Twitter) recently said that HTC’s upcoming hero smartphone will be called the “HTC One A9.” Since Blass has a reputation for being right on the button time and time again, there’s little reason to doubt his claim.

As for specs, we were expecting that the HTC One A9 would come with a screen (unknown size) with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (QHD), but a recent report claims that the smartphone’s screen would have a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD). This would be a disappointment, if this latest rumour was true, since most flagships in the market nowadays sport QHD screens.

Although a 1080p screen would be disappointing, the HTC One A9’s other rumoured specs look promising. It is said to be the first device to be powered by MediaTek’s Helio X20 chipset, which is a deca-core (10 cores) processor. Other rumoured specs include 4 GB of RAM and an enhanced rear-facing camera with support for RAW photography.

As far as pricing goes, the HTC One A9 will reportedly be offered by US network operator AT&T first and will set interested buyers back the equivalent of around £328 to £393.

Looking forward to what HTC has to unveil in the next few days? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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