Last year saw HTC introduce the One A9, an all-new hero phone for the company that targeted the affordable flagship market with a metal body. Fast-forward nearly one year and now we’re meeting the One A9’s successor.
The HTC One A9s is now official, and while it’s got a metal design similar to the One A9, there are a couple of design tweaks to note. For example, the rear camera has moved to the corner of the One A9s, and there’s no “HTC” logo above the One A9s’s fingerprint reader like there was on the One A9.
When it comes to raw specs, the One A9s offers a 5-inch 1280x720 display, which is a lower resolution than the One A9’s 5-inch 1920x1080 screen. The One A9s also offers an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD slot. There’s a 2,300mAh battery packed inside the One A9s’s metal shell.
The cameras on the One A9s are a 13-megapixel snapper on the backside — similar to the One A9 — with a 74.4-degree wide angle lens and LED flash. Around front there’s a 5-megapixel camera with 65.3-degree wide angle lens.
HTC isn’t spilling many details about the One A9s’s launch timing or price, but considering that the One A9 targeting the affordable flagship market, I’d expect the One A9s to focus on affordability as well.