Struggling Taiwanese mobile company, HTC, have had the tech industry at a mild buzz over the last few months. The HTC One M8 and One M9 have not sold in the numbers the company would have liked, to the dismay of many tech experts. After all, they are great smartphones – why didn’t they sell? As the rumours and leaked images continue to make their rounds across social media, it makes us ask the question; “œwhat next HTC?“
With a Cher Wang at the helm, HTC‘s new CEO has promised to deliver a flagship phone to return HTC to its glory of yesteryear. The rumoured specs for the new HTC One A9 (codename “œAero“) include a Snapdragon 617 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP main camera, an UltraPixel front shooter, a 2150 mAh battery, microSD support and a fingerprint scanner. Modelled in a beautiful all metal jacket and showing off a variety of colours (leaked by @evleaks), we can see that the device looks very similar to its predecessors the M8 and M9. From the rumoured specs, it seems that the build and design is the only remarkable thing about this mid-end spec phone.
The HTC One A9 seems to be designed for a market HTC have been missing out on for the last few handsets. It has been a struggle for HTC to grab hold of the “œaffordable“ market, resulting in a hit and miss for the mobile company in recent years. Seen as an exclusive mobile device for the wealthy (with a price that surely doesn‘t help), we hope the One A9 can help change people‘s perspective on the company.
On September 29th, HTC will have their annual event where they are believed to be showcasing at least two mobile devices from the HTC Butterfly 3 to the One A9. It is rumoured that the M9+ will be making an appearance (sadly we have not heard much about this phone) as well as their much anticipated wearable. I for one am an HTC fanboy and the prospect of a wearable has me already making financial sacrifices. With the HTC One A9, One M9+ and the Butterfly 3 rumoured to make an appearance at the event; keep an eye out on @BandwidthBlog for all the excitement as it happens.