HTC is likely to launch the successor to last year’s One A9 – the phone that had a design similar to the Apple iPhone 6 – right from the antenna lines to the camera placement. The phone is likely to launch at IFA, the annual consumer electronics show in Berlin.
According to VentureBeat, the device will be aesthetically similar to HTC One A9 and follow Apple’s naming scheme of ‘tock’ iPhones. The smartphone will feature metal unibody design and redesigned placement of hardware elements like camera, flash, and sensors. The whole enclosure, however, is reported to be similar to the last year’s One A9.
Also, VentureBeat reports that HTC will drop its own logo from the front panel of the device. HTC announced its 2016 flagship in April with a redesigned front panel which skipped company’s logo. HTC One A9s will reportedly feature a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. HTC One A9 featured a 4MP ultra pixel front camera.
HTC One A9 featured a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The 7.3mm thick device featured iPhone-like metal design and weighed 143 grams. The smartphone was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The graphics duty was handled by Adreno 405 GPU.
HTC One A9 sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilisation. The smartphone front camera was an ultra pixel image sensor first introduced with HTC One M8. The smartphone had a front facing fingerprint scanner. With HTC One A9s, the company could use USB-C port for charging instead of the microUSB port.