Not long ago, HTC’s CEO Cher Wang reportedly said the company is working on a “Hero” phone with a release date set in October. That phone turned out to be the “HTC Aero,” which was rumored to be the internal code name.
Meanwhile, many leaked configuration details of the Aero cropped up, with a new report saying that the “HTC Aero” will be released as “HTC A9.” To top it off, the same report also sheds light on the key configurations and pricing details of the handset.
According to a Chinese news report, the HTC A9, or HTC Aero, will be powered by a superior deca-core (MediaTek) Helio X20 processor. This handset will reportedly utilize the 2.5D curved glass display, guaranteeing excellent viewing experience.
Speaking of other HTC A9 specifications, the smartphone will apparently be released in two colors -- Tyrant Gold and Dark Gray. Moreover, Phone Arena reported, citing a rumor, that AT&T will offer the handset in the U.S. upon release.
HTC has reportedly been working on a “groundbreaking rear camera” unit for the A9. It is worth reminding that, the tech giant has been constantly bombarded with criticism specific to its camera unit. Even the one-of-a-kind ultra pixel camera seen in the flagship HTC devices could not give strong competition to high-end handsets from other OEMs. To be specific, the HTC One M9 flagship device’s camera unit reportedly performed worse than the Apple iPhone 4S, according to Forbes.
Furthermore, similar to other premium HTC handsets, this device will also be flaunting a full-metal build. As far as the HTC A9 price goes, the handset will reportedly cost between $470 and $626.