Here are the new features of the HTC One A9

The HTC One A9 has recently made its official debut, and now we know all about the smartphone’s new features.

All New features

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New metal design

We know, we know. The HTC One A9 looks a lot like the Apple iPhone 6S, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t beautiful. It is constructed out of polished aluminium and is available in Opal Silver, Carbon Gray, Deep Garnet, and Topaz Gold colour options.

First non-Nexus smartphone to run Marshmallow out of the box

The HTC One A9 is the first non-Nexus smartphone to run the latest version of Android. The first devices to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box are the LG Nexus 5X smartphone and the Huawei Nexus 6P phablet.

5-inch 1080p 2.5 D screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4

The HTC One A9 rocks a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which works out to a pixel density of 441 ppi. It also features a 2.5 D screen, which means it is slightly curved towards the edges making it flow seamlessly with the metal frame. Last but not the least, the screen is protected by a slab of Corning’s tough Gorilla Glass 4.

13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS and sapphire lens cover

The HTC One A9 rocks a 13-megapixel rear-facing BSI sensor with OIS and a sapphire lens cover (f/2.0).

High quality audio

The HTC One A9 offers 24-bit, 192 KHz high-resolution audio and a dedicated headphone amp that offers two times more the volume offered by most smartphones.

MicroSD card slot

The HTC One A9 does comes with microSD card support, which means that you can enjoy more from additional storage options if ever the device’s on board storage is not enough.

New Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU

The new Snapdragon 617 SoC is not a high-end CPU but a mid-range processor. This, however, doesn’t mean that it isn’t powerful. It is a 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and four power-efficient cores clocked at 1.2 GHz.

Fingerprint sensor integrated into the home key

A lot of high-end devices these days rock fingerprint sensors. The HTC One A9 is no different. Its fingerprint sensor is integrated into the home key.

Support for RAW images

Since the HTC One A9 supports RAW images, the more photography savvy users can make use of image editing tools to make their captured images more eye-catching.

Rapid Charger

The HTC One A9 supports the Taiwanese firm’s Rapid Charger 2.0. The 15 W travel charger charges the battery 75% faster than standard 1A chargers.

The HTC One A9 is now available for pre-order in the UK via HTC’s partners. The SIM free version is available for £419.99 (Vat included). It will launch in the UK on the 6th of November.

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