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HTC Has Launched the HTC One A9 and It Looks Very Similar to the iPhone 6s [Video]

HTC Has Launched the HTC One A9 and It Looks Very Similar to the iPhone 6s [Video]

Posted October 20, 2015 at 8:14pm by iClarified
HTC has launched the HTC One A9, it's latest smartphone, that happens to look a lot like the iPhone 6s. It features the same antenna breaks on the back but has a centered camera lens and flash.

HTC today unveiled the latest addition to the award-winning HTC One family, the HTC One A9. Melding the best of HTC's acclaimed design and innovation with the latest from Google's Android, this is a stunning, no-compromise smartphone that stands out from the crowd. Built for people who want a better choice, the HTC One A9 is a smartphone that combines striking design on the outside with the newest features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense on the inside to create an unrivaled smartphone experience.

Here's all details on the new phone and its specifications...

An evolution of the iconic HTC One family design, the HTC One A9 draws on the natural beauty around us, by using rich, striking colors and unique finishes – an approach called “metalmorphics.” New curves, refined edges, and precision-cut ridges on the power button flawlessly combine with the super-thin metal frame giving the phone a natural and lightweight feel. The elegant dual finish, available in a Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet1, is painstakingly brushed with hairline detail and bead-blasted before the sides are polished, giving additional depth and richness that is unique in the smartphone market. Finally, in a stunning fusion of metal and glass, a 5-inch, edge-to-edge, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Full HD AMOLED screen cascades into the metal frame, giving you brighter and more vivid colors for brilliant graphics and gaming, even in direct sunlight.

HTC Has Launched the HTC One A9 and It Looks Very Similar to the iPhone 6s [Video]

Your best camera is the one you use whenever the moment strikes, so it should be able to capture stunning shots in any situation. The HTC One A9's front and rear cameras, coupled with powerful yet simple editing tools, mean epic photos and videos are only a tap away. Its main 13MP rear camera features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which automatically minimizes hand shake and corrects vibrations to give you a crystal-clear picture every time. Meanwhile, the front UltraPixel camera delivers the best self-portraits in any lighting condition, using HTC's UltraPixel sensor to capture 300% more light than conventional smartphone cameras.

With the HTC One A9, no detail is too small. Offering an optional Pro mode to capture the perfect photo without being a photography expert, you can also save photos using RAW capture – a tool used by professional photographers – for an unmatched level of detail and post-shot editing flexibility. Or you can keep things simple with Photo Editor's one-button enhancement feature, which automatically brightens colors and sharpens edges for unbelievably clear and crisp photos2.

Sometimes a still photo just isn't enough. With the HTC One A9's Hyperlapse editing tool you can speed up your videos to 12 times as fast for a dramatic time-lapse effect, creating an immersive video that perfectly captures the moments that matter. Speed through your video or use capture mode to edit in slow motion, highlighting those unforgettable memories. Or use HTC Zoe to easily and automatically mix your best shots and videos into one professional-looking highlight reel that can be shared with friends and family to tell the story of any moment from every angle.

HTC Has Launched the HTC One A9 and It Looks Very Similar to the iPhone 6s [Video]

Game changing audio has always been core to the HTC One family - the HTC One A9 delivers amazing sound quality, with HTC BoomSound integrated into the headset combined with Dolby Audio surround technology3, delivering immersive, vibrant sound that matches a live experience in your headphones by taking high-resolution audio to the next level4. With a built-in DAC that delivers audio at 24-bit, 192KHz quality – better than CD quality – it provides a richness and depth like you've never before heard from your music collection. A powerful high-output headphone amplifier, with double the output of other handsets, provides more power and dynamic range so you can hear every nuance of your favorite music, videos and games. Optional high-resolution audio certified HTC Pro Studio Earphones deliver both noise isolation and truly immersive sound.

HTC Has Launched the HTC One A9 and It Looks Very Similar to the iPhone 6s [Video]

The first non-Nexus smartphone powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the HTC One A9 brings Google's latest innovations and the simplicity of HTC Sense right out of the box. Combined with a multi-directional fingerprint scanner, Android Pay makes purchasing items as secure and as easy as “tap, pay, done.”5 Google's Now on Tap feature also intuitively provides contextual information about whatever is on your screen – look up reviews for a movie from a text, hear a song mentioned in a blog post, or book seats at a restaurant from an email, all at the press of the home button.

With so many new features, the HTC One A9 has also been designed with all new power-saving capabilities to maximize battery life. 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. In addition, the phone's new processor, AMOLED screen and support for the optional HTC Rapid Charger 2.0, for up to 75% faster charging6 are all optimized to maximize battery life throughout the day7. In real terms this means, for example, that you can play 12 hours of HD video on one charge.

Processor and Performance:
Featuring the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with integrated X8 LTE and 64-bit octa-core CPUs, the HTC One A9 is designed to deliver a perfect balance of powerful performance, fast connectivity and better battery life. With support for epic LTE wireless speeds through next-generation carrier aggregation technology, it delivers more high-definition streaming videos, more pulse-pounding high-resolution audio and more storage in the cloud to hold everything your heart desires. The phone is available in both 16 and 32GB configurations and features expandable memory, supporting up to 2TB in SD card storage, perfect for storing all your apps, games, photos, music and videos.

Pricing and Availability:
In the U.S., the HTC One A9 will be available across multiple carriers and retailers. They will announce colors, availability and pricing for their respective channels. In addition, HTC will be making a special Unlocked edition available on www.HTC.com. This edition will be SIM Unlocked and will also allow you to unlock the bootloader without voiding your warranty, giving our customers an even greater level of freedom. And, in order for customers to experience our best-in-class sound quality, this version will come with 6 months of unlimited music on Google Play Music and UH OH Protection, which includes one free replacement within the first 12 months of ownership for a cracked screen, water damage or carrier switch. 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.

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gamerscul9870 - October 21, 2015 at 4:53pm
no surprise, summed up before.
lepaka - October 21, 2015 at 7:12am
it is good to have choices in the market, everyone can do their own choice, my still lays in the iPhones. what I want to call is the quote: "audio at 24-bit, 192KHz quality – better than CD quality" never in the music someone will get any file (todays know formats) which is better than a CD. never forget that with music you get only RIPped files which are always a downgrade from the original. so, having 24 bit from a ripping is not better than having the original.
bla - October 21, 2015 at 1:09pm
the cd is a rip from a file :-) than you can rip the cd to a file again.
lepaka - October 21, 2015 at 1:37pm
for your information 1 hour music in the DAT format (studio files) something like 64 GB - one CD format with the same 1 hour has 640 MB (10x downgrade from original recording), the same 640 MB you will get in a Lossless format, which is a 16 bit 44.1 Hz format and as the name says is always a LOSS of performance. if you rip your CD to a 24 bit, is the same if you compare a picture in the format 720p rippeed to 1080p, you can not add value to a ripped file, you can have only more loss than the original. the first "cds" which have no loss recording are starting coming out this year, the Albums in Blu-Ray DVDs, that format holds the original 64 GB, 1 hour music at the original studio quality level. what HTC reveals is good for music quality ignorants.
te72s - October 21, 2015 at 1:52am
Which is the purpose of physical button when it shows the virtual buttons on the bottom of screen?
Anonymous - October 20, 2015 at 10:31pm
They got me at expandable sd storage up to 2TB wtf
Aviato - October 20, 2015 at 9:47pm
Yaaaay!! Since Apple and HTC have a 10yrs cross license, we can all take a chill pill and relax when we see some "lookalike" visual/software references.
Vic - October 20, 2015 at 9:10pm
The video was really uncreative
Joe - October 20, 2015 at 8:44pm
So tired of these phone wars, I've owned droid phones and tablets. I like my iOS ecosystem and that's all.
Voice of Truth
Voice of Truth - October 21, 2015 at 5:15am
Phone wars are actually good for us, the consumer. They keep competing and pushing the boundaries in technology. They copy each other's technology PLUS they try so hard to release a new feature no other phone has at the moment, it's a chain reaction that won't stop. That's good for us.
SH10151 - October 20, 2015 at 8:35pm
Funny, IMO iPhones are the ones looking like HTC phones. HTC has had " the same antenna breaks on the back" since the M7. And no, I'm not a hater, I've been an apple user for more than 10 years.
exactly - October 21, 2015 at 4:36am
Same here, I own an iPhone and MacBook but my friend has the one M7 and it has the same antenna lines as on the new one a9. iclarified should really do some resesrch before writing.
Voice of Truth
Voice of Truth - October 21, 2015 at 5:18am
You're in iclarified. An apple gadget blog. An apple fan page. They write things like that on purpose. You're in the wrong website. Go to the android websites and they will have all info you like.
stevenlacross - October 20, 2015 at 8:22pm
It probably has some sort of software like 3D Touch feature
AppleGuy299 - October 20, 2015 at 9:52pm
3D Touch is hardware, not software.
Gabe - October 20, 2015 at 8:17pm
Wow. This is just a blatant design ripoff. Really the only major difference is where the camera is located.
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