HTC announces One A9s with metal body at IFA

HTC One A9s has been officially announced at the IFA 2016 today. It is the latest mid-ranger from the company in their ‘A series’. The smartphone is supposed to be an upgraded variant of the One A9, but if you look at the specs, its more of a downgraded variant. Anyway, check out the specifications and features of the device below.

HTC announces One A9s with metal body at IFA

HTC One A9s Specifications

The HTC One A9s features a 5.0-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super LCD display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) (Quad 2.0 GHz + Quad 1.0 GHz) 64-bit processor along with 700 MHz Mali-T860MP2 GPU. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of internal memory, that can be further expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with the latest HTC UI on top of it.

The One A9s rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, BSI sensor. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.8 aperture for selfies and video calling. Both of them shoot Full HD 1080p videos. It is 7.99 mm thick and weighs 149.8 grams. There is a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button as well. It comes with HTC BoomSound, two microphones with noise cancellation, 3.5 mm audio jack and also supports Dual SIM (depending on region).

On the connectivity front, the One A9s include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS with GLONASS. The smartphone packs in a 2,300 mAh battery under the hood that supports fast charging.

The HTC One A9s will be available in Black, Silver and Gold color variants. However, HTC has not revealed the pricing and availability date of the smartphone yet. It is a downgrade in terms of specs when compared to the HTC One A9, hence it should be priced lower than $399, which was the original price of the A9.


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