HTC One A9 pictured from every angle, purportedly benchmarked with average specs

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Two vastly different theories have been making the rounds of late with regard to HTC’s flagship-sounding One A9, aka Aero, that the Taiwanese company will reportedly unveil soon. According to a fair share of semi-believable tipsters, this should adhere to the high-end creed of the One family, adopting a ten-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, 4GB RAM, and Quad HD display.

Others believe the exact opposite though, and claim the iPhone “clone” may settle for a Snapdragon 617 chip, Full HD 5-inch screen, and 3 gigs of memory. In support of the latter hypothesis, an AnTuTu benchmark screenshot surfaced on Chinese social media earlier today, listing the device name in black and white alongside unremarkable specs.

HTC One A9 benchmark

Let’s call them sub-flagship rather than mediocre or mid-range, as a relatively zippy octa-core Snapdragon 620 processor is apparently running the hardware show, coupled with 3GB RAM. Then you have the same 1,920 x 1,080 5-inch panel found on the One M9, 32GB internal storage space (no microSD?), as well as less-than-stellar 13 and 5MP cameras.

In line with a crazy-seeming rumor from a couple of weeks back, the One A9 already makes use of Google’s newest Android build, 6.0 Marshmallow, which is sure odd for a pre-release prototype, no matter how advanced.

HTC One A9-2

Speaking of, the design looks a little more refined than before in a series of clear hands-on live pics, but alas, the iPhone vibe remains strong with this one. Also, are the massive bezels really necessary? Worthy of a “big marketing campaign?” Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Source: Weibo (1), (2)
Via: Techradar, G for Games

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