Contrary to earlier reports, the upcoming HTC One A9 smartphone will apparently feature a FHD screen resolution.
The 2015 flagship HTC One M9 was rumored to come with a QHD resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. However, when it got released, a FHD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels was on board. In the same way, many expected the A9 to flaunt a QHD resolution, however, it does not look like HTC would opt for one.
According to Phone Arena, many custom tests have proved that if a device user views the screen from a distance of 5.0-inch or less, the difference between the FHD and QHD panels will be visible to normal eyes. Therefore, in a normal scenario, the users will not know the difference at all.
To top it off, the QHD display resolution apparently eats up more battery power. Hence, a user buying the upcoming HTC One A9 will technically not be missing any aspect, as the QHD screen would help in saving the battery life. To corroborate this report further, the credible tipster Ricciolo has tweeted saying that the HTC One A9 will feature only a 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution.
On the other hand, HTC has reportedly produced several QHD based devices in the past. However, those handsets were overseas-exclusive devices like the HTC One M9+, HTC One E9+ and HTC One ME, none of which saw the light of the day in the U.S.
Meanwhile, HTC CEO Cher Wang informed the stockholders that the company’s new flagship device would be a “Hero” phone. Going by Wang’s words, many reported that the upcoming handset will be a high-end smartphone with top-of-the-shelf configurations on board.