Many rumors and leaked configuration details have surfaced with regard to the HTC One A9 thus far. However, the leaked details depicted a high-end smartphone. But now, Evan Blass of @evleaks fame, who has a track record of publishing only the sure-footed information, has tweeted saying the upcoming HTC smartphone is a mid-ranger.
According to the tipster, the HTC One A9, also referred as HTC Aero or HTC Hima, will not feature top-of-the-shelf configurations, as leaked earlier. Instead, the handset will reportedly settle for a 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution on a 5.0-inch AMOLED display. This display combination translates to a modest pixel density of 441 ppi.
Under the hood, the HTC One A9 will apparently come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset, working in tandem with an octa-core processor and backed by 2 GB of RAM. The graphics side of things will be handled by Adreno 405 GPU, Phone Arena reported.
The HTC One A9 specifications also include 16 GB of built-in storage space with microSD card support on board. When it comes to camera specification, there is a 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor and a 4-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats. However, it is worth noting that the primary camera comes with Optical Image Stabilization support, even though it is only a mid-ranger.
Speaking of design, the One A9 is apparently made of metal and it is roughly 7 mm thick. To top it off, the handset will be made available in six different hues. Other key features include a fingerprint scanner and a modest 2,150 mAh battery unit.
As far as the HTC One A9 release date goes, the device can be expected in November, according to Blass. Here is the tweet from Evan Blass confirming the mid-range configurations of the One A9:
HTC One A9 (Hima Aero): SD617, 5" FHD AMOLED, 2GB/16GB, 13MP/4UP OIS BSI, 2150mAh, microSD, fingerprint, metal, ~7mm, 6 colors. November.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 15, 2015