21 Oct HTC Aero is HTC One A9
September 29th 2015 will be a big night for HTC, when the Taiwan based multinational handheld manufacturing giant has scheduled the announcement show of all new devices and where the official announcement of the HTC One A9, formerly HTC Aero and HTC Hero, is expected to take place. While there is still talk about a possible HTC Aero flagship device, which should trump with the latest MediaTek 10-core Helio X20 processor, the HTC One A9 is trying to accomplish what HTC One M9 was unable to do – generate huge sales numbers. The former HTC Aero is destined for the now very in demand upper mid-range of smartphones and as such the new smartphone has some surprising new features, which we have not seen by HTC as of yet.
The HTC One A9 is a smartphone with a 5.0 inches wide AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which amounts to some 441 ppi pixel density. Here is the first surprise, this is an HTC smartphone, which will feature an AMOLED display screen, AMOLED being the active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display technology we have not seen much from HTC. According to the common chart for AMOLED displays, this would mean it is a Full HD Super AMOLED display, but details will be known as soon as the official presentation.
The integrated processor will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, which is an octa-core processor capable of clocking up to 1.5 GHz tact frequency and with the Adreno 405 GPU, supporting LPDDR3 technology running at 933 MHz. Internal memory will be at 16 GB, but with microSD card slot, the aforementioned RAM memory will feature impressive 2 GB of random-access storage. The other surprise is hidden in the 13 megapixel primary camera, apparently there is a SONY sensor in there, which is quite unexpected, given the fact that HTC has really made an effort in improving their in-house made devices.
Another great feature of the new Snapdragon 617 processor is the capability of charging the battery back to full in under an hour by means of the new Quick Charge 3.0 feature. Although it has been rumoured that the battery will be non-removable, this may not be the case, since that the back cover comes in 6 colours – for now. The smartphone HTC One A9 is also expected to be very lightweight and also around 7 mm thin. The price has been estimated to be around the 400 British Pound mark, but there is no confirmation of this yet. HTC One A9 should become available in time for Christmas purchases, or rather by November of 2015.