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HTC’s new A9 flagship could be launched at the end of this month


HTC hasn’t been doing well with its HTC One M9 flagship but they are trying to make a comeback with its new flagship that’s dubbed as the Aero. After seeing leaks of its purported device, HTC is likely to launch the Aero on 29th September in Taiwan as shown in the teaser image above.

Improving over the current HTC One M9, the new device is purported to have a 2.5D curve edge screen at the moment, for a smoother feel around the edges. The screen is reported to be pushing Quad HD resolution and it is toughen by Gorilla Glass 4. In terms of camera, the new unit is said to be having a f/1.9 camera and hopefully it is a huge improvement over its current average HTC One M8/M9 shooters.

If the image of the Aero above is real, it looks quite similar to the current iPhone 6 with its metal body and antenna band lines. Can this new flagship turn their fortunes around?

Alongside the new HTC One A9 (Aero), the international variant of the Butterfly 3 is expected to make its debut offering waterproof capabilities. As launched in Japan as the J Butterfly, it gets a similar spec as their current flagship offering with a 5.2″ Quad HD display, 64-bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of on-board storage. It also packs a 20.2MP Duo Camera at the back and a front facing 13MP shooter for higher resolution selfies. However in the battery department, it gets downsized to just 2,700mAh capacity which raises concern on its overall battery life. In Taiwan, the Butterfly 3 is expected to be priced at TWD 20,900 which is a hefty RM2,700 in our current exchange rates.

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Alexander Wong