Months back, HTC CEO Cher Wang promised its investor a “Hero” phone after posting record-low earnings. The “Hero” phone is expected to be the HTC One A9. When the Taiwanese phone maker teased a “handsome” smartphone last week, we were expecting the HTC One A9 to make its official debut. However, the mid-range HTC Desire 728 made its official debut instead. Shortly after, HTC sent invitations for an upcoming press event on the 29th of September. Word on the street is, we’ll see the One A9 at that event.
HTC One A9 coming on the 29th of September?
The invite shown above was sent to Chinese-speaking eprice.tw. It reads, “The World Best Meets The Best.” It is believed that HTC will lift the lid on not one but two high-end smartphones on the 29th of September, with one of the two being the HTC One A9.
The HTC One A9 is said to come with a Quad HD screen (resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels), which will be a welcome treat for HTC fans, since the HTC One M9 only comes with an Full HD screen (resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels). Its rumoured revolutionary camera is said to support RAW photos. Under the hood is said to be a Helio X20 processor made by MediaTek, which is a deca-core (10 cores) processor. If ever, the HTC One A9 will be the first device to have the said CPU on board. The device is said to come with 4 GB of RAM.
As for the second high-end smartphone, we may see the new HTC Butterfly, which will be a Japanese-exclusive. Or, we could see the Taiwanese phone maker lift the lid on another version of the HTC One M9.
Sadly, we can’t confirm what HTC really has in store for us on the 29th of September. The good news is, HTC’s upcoming event is just weeks away, which means we won’t have to wait very long to find out. Additionally, we’re sure to come across moire leaks about the rumoured devices in the days to come.
HTC has suffered record-low earnings after another, and it remains to be seen if the company can stay afloat. We are hoping that the rumoured HTC One A9 and the other rumoured high-end smartphone allows the firm to get back in the game.
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