HTC One A9 will be exclusively available on Snapdeal at a price of ₹29,990. The phone goes on sale on December 15.
Featuring a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, the One A9 also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with sapphire cover lens. It comes with f2.0 aperture, autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS (optical image stabilization), support for 1080p video recording, and a LED flash module. The smartphone will sport a 4 megapixel Ultra Pixel front-facing fixed-focus camera.
The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the HTC Sense UI skin on top, the HTC One A9 is the company's first Marshmallow-based handset. The company has announced only the 32GB inbuilt storage and 3GB of RAM variant of the One A9 for India, and has eschewed bringing the cheaper 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM variant. This may change in the future however, it added at the New Delhi event last month.
One of the most notable features of HTC's new One A9 smartphone is the guarantee for Android updates. At the global launch late last month, HTC America President, Jason Mackenzie, promised that the unlocked HTC One A9 will receive every Android OS update within 15 days of the Nexus range.
The One A9 is powered by an all-new 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with 1.5GHz quad-core and 1.2GHz quad-core modules. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. Other notable features include fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyro, and magnetic sensor. It is powered by a 2150mAh battery. The smartphone will be available in its Carbon Grey and Pearl Silver colors in the country.
“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.” said Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia in a press statement. Tony Navin, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, Snapdeal said, “We are thrilled to launch the HTC One A9 in India. This is a great addition to our smartphone offerings, given the success of this phone overseas.”