HTC One A9 launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, First Impression


HTC One A9 launched: Yesterday the Taiwanese Smartphone maker HTC unveiled its latest addition to the ‘One’ series of Smartphones – HTC One A9. After the debacle called HTC One M9 this is HTC’s second high-end release this year and boy the HTC One A9 reminds me of this other Smartphone named ‘iPhone 6’. Leaving the similarities aside, the One A9 is an impressive device with a metal unibody design, 5 inch AMOLED display, running Android Marshmallow, fingerprint scanner, impressive processor and camera. The HTC One A9 will cost a decent $399.99 in the US but in the UK it will be priced at a £429.99 ($664) that makes it a tad bit costlier in the UK market.


HTC One A9 launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Specs, Features, First Impression

HTC One A9: Build and Design

As ye had earlier reported that the HTC One A9 will feature a design similar to the iPhone 6, yes, the HTC One A9 looks pretty similar to the iPhone 6, which I feel is actually not a bad thing as there a large number of Android fanboys who really admire the design of the iPhone.


And as HTC CEO Cher Wang said so herself, the HTC One A9 can be a really good option for the one’s wanting to get an iPhone. The BoomSound stereo speakers which used to be on the front are now replaced by a capacitive home button which is also a fingerprint sensor.

HTC One A9: Display


On the front, the HTC One A9 sports an edge-to-edge 5 inch, AMOLED Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

HTC One A9: Processor

The HTC One A9 is powered by a Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, which has four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and other four A53 cores that are clocked at 1.2GHz. The processor is coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM.

HTC One A9: OS

The HTC One A9 runs the latest version of Android, Android v6.0 Marshmallow.

HTC One A9: Storage

The One A9 will offer two storage variants – 16GB or 32GB. The memory space will be expandable using a microSD card.

HTC One A9: Camera

HTC had to face a lot of flak for its camera in the HTC One M9 and they have tried their all to rectify the mistake, on the back the HTC One A9 sports a 13 MP that has an aperture of good f/2.0 and the camera lens is protected by a sapphire cover.


HTC has again included the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature into its Smartphone after M7 in 2013. It also has a Hyperlapse editing tool. On the front, the HTC One A9 houses a 4MP Ultrapbixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The 4K video capability is missing but both the front and the back cameras are capable of capturing 1080p videos.

HTC One A9: Battery

The HTC One A9 comes packed with a 2,150 mAh battery, which also supports Quick Charge.


HTC One A9: Specification

Specs HTC One A9
Display 5-inch Full HD AMOLED with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Processor Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 405
Battery 2,150 mAh
Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB
Primary Camera 13MP with low light OIS
Secondary Camera 4MP UltraPixel, f/2.0 aperture
Expandability  MicroSD up to 2 TB
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Price $399 (Rs. 26,000 approx.)