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HTC One A9 finally official, is the first Snapdragon 617 powered smartphone

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HTC’s latest ‘hero’ device is finally here. The company has just announced the latest addition to its One lineup, the One A9.

The HTC One A9 features a 5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass. Under the hood, the One A9 packs Qualcomm’s all-new Snapdragon 617 SoC. It is actually the first smartphone to be announced by the new chipset. The chip comes with up to 1.5GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 cores and the Adreno 405 GPU. Depending on the variant, the device will offer either 2 or 3GB of RAM. Similarly, the internal storage also depends on the variant, with either 16 or 32GB being offered. The memory can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card.

The rear camera on the One A9 comes with 13MP resolution and optical image stabilization. No 4K video recording though, it tops out at 1080p. However, the camera does support RAW photo capture and Hyperlapse videos. On the front, there is the familiar 4MP UltraPixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

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The all-metal One A9 is quite thin at just 7.2mm and is quite light as well, tipping the scales at 143 grams. However, HTC seems to have compromised on battery capacity, as the device packs a rather unimpressive 2,150mAh capacity battery. Quick Charge 3.0 support is included however, only if you buy a 15W HTC charger.

Other highlights include a fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button, dedicated DAC for a fantastic audio experience, and the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box.

The One A9 will go on sale early next month and will be available in Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet, and Topaz Gold color options. In the US, the smartphone will be sold by all the four major carriers. It will also be sold unlocked for an attractive $399 price-tag.

Via: The Verge

 

 

 

 

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