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If this is real, the next big thing from HTC isn’t the flagship you’re looking for


HTC is banging on their new “Aero” smart phone to turn its fortunes around. Most mainstream players have announced their flagships for the 2nd half of this year, which includes the Galaxy Note5, Sony Xperia Z5 and the iPhone 6s/6s Plus. If you are expecting HTC to come out with a new flagship to close the gap, you could be in for a disappointment.

The new HTC Aero was initially rumoured to run on MediaTek’s top of the line Helio X20 processor that comes with 10 cores. However based on the recent information from @evleaks, the new HTC One A9 is likely to be a premium mid-ranger instead, which is more of a direct competitor to the Galaxy A8 and the OPPO R7 series. Even the model name One A9 seems to be poking fun at Samsung’s Galaxy A series.

Instead, it gets a more mainstream 5″ Full HD display, a Snapdragon 617 processor that’s mated with just 2GB of RAM and has 16GB of storage on board. For imaging, it has a 13MP main camera with OIS while the front retains HTC’s 4MP Ultra-pixel camera. The Aero is meant to be a fashion centric device with a slender unibody metal design at 7mm thick. As usual, HTC is rumoured to pack a smaller battery with just 2,150mAh capacity. As seen in the new pic above, there’s a fingerprint scanner at the front but surprisingly it is missing a speaker grill at the bottom.

Just a few hours ago, @evleaks has also shared the 6 colour options available, which looks like a collection of iPod Touches. In summary, this isn’t going to replace its current One M9 but instead it is a possible successor of the former HTC One S. The new HTC One A9 is expected to be released in November and hopefully this could be priced competitively to attract the masses.


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Alexander Wong