We just finished talking about how HTC might be planning to launch the One A9, a subject that’s been a recurring theme in recent rumors about the handset. Really, for the past few weeks they’ve focused mainly on launch details and hardware specs, with less attention paid to aesthetics and design. That’s in contrast to what we were seeing last month, as both renders and some hands-on shots attempted to reveal just how this phone will look. Tonight we return to that territory with a fresh pic that, while quite blurry, appears to be the real deal.
Admittedly, the quality of the image here leaves much to be desired, but what it does show matches very well with our understanding of how the One A9 will arrive. Those details include the placement of the front-facing camera, for which we’ve already seen evidence matching this arrangement of just slightly above and to the right of the earpiece, as well as the big home button with what’s reported to include an integrated fingerprint scanner.
And while the iPhone-style antenna stripes may not be everyone’s favorite, we can just barely make out their presence here – exactly where previous leaks have indicated they should be. Our only concern is that the side bezels seem a little larger than we’re used to here, but that may be an effect of the blurry shot making them seem slightly wider than they are (and making them appear to fade right into the phone’s metallic edges). Either this is a genuine One A9, a well-done copy, or a skillfully executed fake. All things considered, though, we’re leaning towards the former.