HTC USA has tweeted an official teaser of a special media event scheduled for Oct. 20 in New York City. This is where the heavily-rumored HTC One A9 is believed to be unveiled, among other devices.
HTC’s official tweet goes by the tagline: "The next evolution of the One." And the media event will reportedly start at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT on Oct. 20. HTC fans can live-stream the launch event via "htc.com/launch." The teaser video, meanwhile, runs for just 15 seconds and it doesn’t give any device related information, as expected.
Moving on to the rumored HTC One A9 specification, the smartphone will reportedly feature a pocket-friendly 5.0-inch display and a meager 1,080 x 1,920 pixels Full HD resolution. This translates to a modest pixel density of 441 ppi, Phone Arena reported.
Under the hood, the upcoming handset is believed to be powered by an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 617) chipset. The graphics side of things will apparently be taken care of by Adreno 405 and backed by 2 GB of RAM. Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow will run the device, out of the box.
When it comes to memory configuration, the One A9 will come equipped with 16 GB of native storage capacity and microSD card slot for expansion. A 13-megapixel rear-facing camera unit with OIS support will also be part of the device. However, the infamous Ultrapixel unit is not going anywhere and hence, the front-facing shooter for selfies will reportedly be a 4-megapixel UltraPixel unit.
Speaking of design, HTC has apparently banked on the traditional metallic construction with 7 mm thickness. Other key HTC One A9 features include a fingerprint sensor infixed on the home button and an inferior 2,150 mAh battery cell. HTC is expected to make the device available in six hues. In any case, readers should note that the Taiwanese tech giant has not confirmed the HTC One A9 specifications thus far.
Here is the official teaser video showing the details of the special event, where HTC One A9 is expected to be launched:
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) October 13, 2015