HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) Release Date, News, and Specs: HTC One A9 (Hima Aero); A Flagship or Mid-Range Device?
By Yumi Redfield
Currently, conflicting news about HTC’s upcoming device the HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) with regards to specs and pricing have been popping up left and right, generating buzz regarding the upcoming smartphone. If this has been pre-planned by HTC’s marketing team, somebody should get a bonus.
One of the main conflicts in the reports is that some reports claim that the HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) will be a mid-range phone while others are claiming that it will be HTC’s flagship phone for 2015.
Although not blatantly stated, known leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) leaked the specs of a mid-range HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) and the specs leaked is definitely not flagship or high end smartphone material. Evan Blass revealed that HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) will have a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display, powered by the Snapdragon 617, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, and 2150mAh battery. The HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) will also have a 13 MP rear camera and a 4 MP front facing camera. Features of the upcoming HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) include microSD and a fingerprint scanner. It is revealed that it will also come in a metal casing, and buyers have 6 different colors to choose from, which would be released this November.
Meanwhile, GizmoChina reveals a much more powerful HTC One A9 (Hima Aero). The rumored HTC flagship device will come with a very impressive deca-core Helio X20 MT6797 processor, 4 GB RAM, Quad HD display and a 3500mAh battery. There’s no information regarding the camera, or other features.
Interestingly, there are also rumors that the Snapdragon 617 HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) is said to be shipped with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the Helio X20 HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) is said to be shipped with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
As for the price, the pricing for the mid-range HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) ranges around $400 to $500, while the flagship HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) is said to be around $800.
HTC has a media event scheduled at the end of the month, September 29, and at the very least, all reports claim that the HTC One A9 (Hima Aero) will be revealed during this event, while it will be released after two months, around November.
HTC One A9 (Hima Aero): SD617, 5" FHD AMOLED, 2GB/16GB, 13MP/4UP OIS BSI, 2150mAh, microSD, fingerprint, metal, ~7mm, 6 colors. November.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 15, 2015