HTC One A9: 5 things to remember before deciding

HTC One A9

HTC One A9
HTC today introduced HTC One A9 smartphone on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS platform.

You can pre-order the HTC One A9 on htc.com today for a special, limited time promotional price of $399.99 and it will be available in Opal Silver and Carbon Gray initially. Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold will be made available in the coming weeks.

“HTC is a smartphone pioneer, having delivered the first Android smartphone, the first Windows smartphone, the first 4G smartphone, and the first all-metal smartphone,” said Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO of HTC.

HTC One A9

HTC One A9 comes in 5-inch, edge-to-edge, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Full HD AMOLED screen cascades into the metal frame.

The HTC One A9 has 13MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which automatically minimizes hand shake and corrects vibrations to give you a crystal-clear picture. The front UltraPixel camera delivers the best self-portraits in any lighting condition, using HTC’s UltraPixel sensor to capture 300 percent more light than conventional smartphone cameras.

Offering an optional Pro mode to capture the perfect photo, you can save photos using RAW capture – a tool used by professional photographers – for an unmatched level of detail and post-shot editing flexibility.

With the HTC One A9’s Hyperlapse editing tool you can speed up your videos to 12 times. You can use HTC Zoe to automatically mix your best shots and videos into one professional-looking highlight reel that can be shared with friends.

The HTC One A9 fearures BoomSound integrated into the headset combined with Dolby Audio surround technology.
With a built-in DAC that delivers audio at 24-bit, 192KHz quality – better than CD quality.

HTC One A9 is the first non-Nexus smartphone powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Doze automatically turns off power hungry applications when your phone is left idle, such as when charging overnight, while App Standby knows when an app open in the background isn’t being used and shuts it down until you need it again.

The phone’s new processor, AMOLED screen and support for the optional HTC Rapid Charger 2.0, for up to 75 percent faster charging6 are all optimized to maximize battery life throughout the day. You can play 12 hours of HD video on one charge.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with integrated X8 LTE and 64-bit octa-core CPUs ensures fast connectivity and better battery life.

The Taiwanese company is selling the phone in both 16 and 32GB configurations and features expandable memory, supporting up to 2TB in SD card storage.

editor@gizmolead.com