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HTC Unveils The HTC One A9

The HTC One phones have long been the company's flagship models with well known members like the M8 and M9

HTC One A9

At an event in New York HTC announced the One A9

The A9 features Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) customized with it’s HTC Sense skin, they claim to create an “unrivaled smartphone experience,” in the spirit of celebrating the new Star Wars trailer, our reaction is below:

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They’re still using HTC Sense. Source: Disney/LucasFilms

Interestingly enough, the CEO of the company the determined that stock Android was not good enough for their product, and that had to stick HTC Sense on top of it had this quote to share:

Today we’re taking that heritage of innovation to the next level, unveiling a phone that stands apart in a market increasingly dominated by a company which controls every aspect of your phone.

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Cher Wang
HTC's Chairwoman & CEO

Yes, we know she’s bashing Apple, but talking about controlling every aspect of your phone right after mentioning they will fill theirs with crapware and an inferior theme we cannot disable to give us an “unrivaled smartphone experience” was not a smart decision.

Then again, she may not be bashing Apple, since her phone looks kind of like an iPhone clone.

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Doesn’t the back on the HTC One A9 seem a little familiar?

Gorilla Glass 4, and high end cameras

The A9 features a 5 inch, Full HD AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 4, a 13 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, and a front facing camera with HTC’s UltraPixel sensor that claims to capture 300% more light than conventional smartphone cameras.

Interestingly, the phone’s cameras can save RAW images, which will probably do a number on the phone’s 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, but HTC points out it can be expanded to up to 2TB via SD cards.

The phone features a one-button enhance feature, but it will only work on hefty RAW images.

High quality sound

The HTC One A9 incorporates HTC BoomSound and Dolby Audio surround sound to deliver high quality audio, and can be purchased with optional noise canceling HTC Pro Studio Earphones.

Pricing and availability:

“Promotional Pre-Order” Price: $399 with 6-month of Google Play Music and UH OH protection included
Available for pre-order now!

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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