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Keep up to date with breaking HTC news about their smart phone range including the new HTC One as well as the HTC One Mini and other HTC smart phones.

Check it out – the first leaked photo of the HTC One M10

If you’re an HTC fan, it must be frustrating not coming across that much information about the HTC One M10 (codenamed Perfume), as the internet is filled with leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and LG G5. Today is different, as we have come across the first leaked photo of HTC’s next flagship.

HTC One M10?


The photo above claims to show the unannounced HTC One M9. Of course, there’s no way for us to verify if the device shows the real deal or not, so we advise you to take it with a pinch of salt. However, since the photo was leaked by serial leakster Evan Blass, a man renowned for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced devices, it’s possible that we are looking at the real deal.

Judging from what we’re seeing, the HTC One M10 features a new design and doesn’t look anything like the HTC One M9. According to Blass in a previous tweet, the HTC One M10 will look more like the mid-range HTC One A9, which is exactly what we’re seeing here.

Like the HTC One A9, the HTC One M10 features a rounded home button. According to past reports, the device’s home button will also serve as the device’s fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the photo lines up with what we’ve heard in the past, which is the omission of the HTC-branded black bar.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

According to past rumours, the HTC One M10 will feature a 5.1-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It is said to feature a 12-megapixel UltraPixel rear-facing camera with laser auto focus. Under the hood is expected to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. On board is said to be 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional storage options. If true, this would mean that the HTC One M10 would no longer lag behind its rivals. The HTC One M9 was behind the competition, since it only featured a screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) when most of its rivals feature Quad HD screens.

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HTC One X9 makes its official debut in China

The HTC One X9 recently passed through China’s TENAA for certification, indicating that the device would soon make its official debut. Now, HTC (in Chinese) has officially unveiled its new mid-range smartphone.

The HTC One X9 is here

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In terms of design, the HTC One X9 borrows design elements from the HTC One A9, but with a few differences. It is also constructed out of aluminium, measuring 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.99 mm (screen-to-body ratio of 71.38%). The device comes with capacitive buttons under the screen, which is a bit strange since the majority of HTC’s recent smartphones feature on-screen buttons. The speakers appear to be carved in the upper and lower bezels, which is another design element that makes the device unique compared other HTC-made smartphones. Going to the back of the device, the HTC One X9 is similar to the HTC One A9 apart from the plastic band at the top.

Here are the HTC One X9’s specs. The device features a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). In the photography department, the HTC One X9 features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation, shoots RAW photos, and records 4K videos and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for snapping selfies and video chat. On board is 32 GB of internal storage. If this isn’t enough, it does come with a microSD card slot. Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with each core clocked at 2.2 GHz, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000 mAh battery. According to HTC, the One X9 is compatible with 5V / 1.5A fast-charging, which isn’t as fast as the modern 5V / 2A format used other devices such as the Nexus 6P, but it’s still around 30% faster compared to the usual 2V / 1A format.

Now let’s talk about pricing. In China, the HTC One X9 will set Chinese buyers back the equivalent of £250, cheaper that the HTC One A9, which costs around £292 in the country. In the UK, the SIM free HTC One A9 costs £419. HTC is yet to announce if the HTC One X9 will be available outside of China.

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HTC One A9 makes its official debut – now available for pre-order

After numerous leaked images, renders, and specs, HTC has finally lifted the lid on its new smartphone – the HTC One A9. Read on to know more about the new device.

Say hello to the HTC One A9

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The HTC One A9 is constructed out of metal. It measures 145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm and weighs in at 143 g. The home button is also a fingerprint scanner, but there are no hardware navigational keys. However, the device still uses Android’s virtual buttons. Its bezels are rather thick, with its screen-to-body ratio at 67%.

The HTC One A9 features a smooth body with rounded corners. It has a slightly arched back, which is said to offer a better grip. It also comes with a single speaker on the bottom, unlike a lot of higher-end or higher-mid-range smartphones made by the Taiwanese phone maker.

Colour options include Carbon Grey, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, and Deep Garnet, with other markets rumoured to get Rose Gold and Cast Iron.


The display is a 5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 440 ppi. A layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 protects the screen.

Processor and memory

Don’t expect the HTC One A9 to feature a high-end processor. A mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor with 4 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz is found under the hood. Two versions of the smartphone will be available – one with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM; the other with 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM.

Since the CPU is made by Qualcomm, it supports Quick Charge 3.0. This allows users to enjoy more from ultra-fast charging, if they opt to get HTC’s Rapid Charger.


In the photography department the HTC One A9 sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS. A feature called Pro mode is pre-installed, which gives more experienced users more control over ISO, shutter speed, and white balance. RAW images are also supported. A Photo Editor is also pre-installed, which enhances and auto-corrects RAW images. On the front is the infamous 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera.


Unfortunately, the HTC One A9 does not come with stereo front-facing speakers like a lot of today’s One series smartphones, but it does feature BoomSound combined with Dolby Audio surround technology, which is on board the headsets for the device. HTC says the these headsets come with an amplifier that offers “double the output.” The accessory will be sold separately to users who want to experience the quality of sound offered by the headsets, but do not want to purchase the One A9.

Price and release date

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

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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


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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HTC One A9 to run Marshmallow and set you back £477?

HTC will be hosting a press event on the 20th of October where it is expected to lift the lid on the HTC One A9. We’ve learned from past reports about what the device has to offer, which is mid-range specs. Now, the device has passed through a benchmark site for testing, revealing that it will run the latest version of Android – Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

Marshmallow out of the box


The screenshot above shows the HTC One A9 listed on the GFXBench benchmark database, which was spotted by German-speaking It confirms what we’ve learned from past leaks. These include a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core 1.5 GHz processor and an Adreno 405 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 2 GB of RAM under the hood. The benchmark also confirms a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (with OIS according to past reports) and the infamous 4-megapixel Ultrpixel camera to take care of snapping selfies and video chat. Lastly, it reveals that the device will feature 16 GB of on board storage, with 11 GB available for users. We’ve learned from past reports that there could be a version that offers 32 GB of internal storage. As you can see, these are mid-range specs and not high-end hardware.

According to a past teaser from HTC, the device to make its official debut on the 20th of October will run the latest version of Android. The benchmark reveals that the HTC One A9 will run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, that’s if the benchmark is genuine.

Pricing leaked

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@OnLeaks, a Twitter account known for leaking information on devices before they make their official debut, has leaked what appears to be press renders of the HTC One A9. The tweet also leaks a screenshot of an Orange France listing, revealing the device’s price tag. It reveals that the device will set buyers back the equivalent of £447, which isn’t exactly a mid-range price. If genuine, we’re not exactly sure how the One A9 can get the ailing Taiwanese phone maker back in the green.

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