After launching the One A9 with iPhone-like design in November last year, HTC is reportedly getting ready to launch its successor. Called One A9s, the smartphone is expected to come with a familiar design and refreshed hardware. The smartphone is likely to go official on September 1, at the IFA 2016 trade show in Berlin. The piece of information comes from reliable leaker @evleaks, who has also shared a press render of the One A9s, giving us a glimpse at the smartphone s design. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
As we can see in the photo, the One A9s doesn t look that different compared to the existing One A9. However, there are some minor differences — just like the HTC 10, the HTC logo from the front panel is missing. While the back of One A9 had the camera and LED flash placed at the centre, the placement seems to have been moved to the left side on the One A9s, thus making it look even more similar to the iPhone. In the camera department, HTC may continue with a 5-megapixel selfie camera and 13-megapixel rear snapper with optical image stabilization. However, HTC may opt for a different sensor and may go for a slightly larger aperture for better low-light photography. While other details about specifications are scarce at the moment, the One A9s could be offered in black, gold and silver color options. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
In comparison, the One A9 flaunts a 5-inch full HD display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. At the heart of the smartphone runs Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor (eight Cortex A53 cores) paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 405GPU. With 32GB of onboard storage, the smartphone also includes a microSD card slot with support for up to 2TB. ALSO READ:HTC One A9 Review: A worthy mid-range Android smartphone
In the photography department, you have a 13-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0 with BSI sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), true-tone LED flash. It also comes with optical image stabilization (OIS) to let you capture blur-free photos, and support for RAW photos as well. HTC s camera app also lets you capture hyperlapse, time-lapse and slow motion videos. Up front, is a 4-Ultrapixel camera for selfies and video calling.
Armed with a 2,150mAh battery and Quick Charge 3.0 support, the smartphone also includes connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GPS. The One A9 boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a layer of Sense UI on top, and it is also due to get Android 7.0 Nougat update sometime later this year. We have already reviewed the One A9 and were pretty impressed with its performance, and we re expecting the One A9s to do even better.