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

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The screenshot above shows the HTC One A9 listed on the GFXBench benchmark database, which was spotted by German-speaking WinFuture.de. 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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