Care to see HTC’s One A9 before it officially breaks cover on Oct. 20? OnLeaks on Saturday released a handful of new images of HTC’s mid-range device, giving us a pretty clear look at what to expect. Before we go any further, let’s address the elephant in the room: the One A9 has a very familiar design. VERY familiar.
We’ve seen this device quite a bit over the past few months, which means what we see at HTC’s event probably won’t be much of a surprise. The color you see above is allegedly one of six variants that are going to be released, so consumers will get to choose the exact model that matches their personal style.
The device features an aluminum build and rounded edges, along with what appears to be SIM and microSD slots on the left side. There’s an oval-shaped home button, and antenna bands that run across the top and bottom of the phone’s backside. Meanwhile, the speaker grill and 3.5mm headphone jack are on the bottom, flanking what looks like a miniUSB connection.
(Does the device really need to have an HTC logo on front and back?)
The One A9 isn’t expected to be HTC’s next big flagship. Rather, it’s going to be a mid-range device with a competitive price; specs may include a 5-inch Full HD screen, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. We’re also expecting an Ultrapbixel camera on back, along with a fingerprint reader embedded in the home button.
We should learn more at HTC’s event on Oct. 20.