News by Ang Torres on Wednesday October 14, 2015.
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The HTC One A9 is going to be launched in one week's time and the more we hear about this smartphone the more worried we are. What was first leaked as a bleeding edge handset has since become (via benchmark results) a clear mid-ranger, which in itself is reasonable, even if we do expect more from HTC. The latest news regarding the cost of the One A9 means we are outright concerned about what HTC is playing at.An Orange website from France has accidently listed the One A9 ahead of its launch and the apparent price is the equivalent of $690. You may be thinking that is a normal price for a flagship, but we must stress, the One A9 is absolutely not a flagship quality smartphone. Indeed, it may come with HTC's typically slick design, albeit while channeling the iPhone 6s, but in terms of specs this is a middle of the road device. A GFXBench result showed that the One A9 comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, micro SD card support, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 4MP UltraPixel lens at the front. The device is also tipped to arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. All very respectable specs, especially for around the $400 mark (although even that would be pushing it). However, if HTC is really going to charge over $600 for this device the company could be left with a complete dud on its hand. Of course, we will reserve judgement until the Taiwanese giant raises the curtain on the One A9 next week.
Ang is currently studying a degree in computer sciences, but makes time for her first love, tech. She has followed mobile trends since first jumping onto the feature phone market in 2004 and is now an unabashed Samsung fangirl.