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HTC CEO Claims HTC One A9 Is Strong Enough to Replace iPhone 6S

by Joe 9

Since the past few years, HTC has been struggling to keep up with other competitors in the smartphone industry. In fact, due to the unimpressive performance of the company in the last few quarters, Cher Wang replaced Peter Chou as the CEO of the company earlier this year.

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We have seen a few positive changes in the company’s smartphone strategy but is it enough to compete with other players in the market? HTC’s latest smartphone is the HTC One A9 and we all have great expectations from the device.

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But it looks like HTC is shamelessly copying the design of the iPhone 6S to stay competitive in this market. As you can see from the pictures in the post, the HTC One A9 looks exactly like the iPhone 6S. Even the color scheme is similar to the iPhone’s.

What’s more, according to a new report, Cher Wang has sent out an internal letter to the employees of HTC stating that the One A9 is a perfect balance of beauty, performance and simplicity and is strong enough to replace iPhone 6S.

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Moreover, she adds that HTC has identified majority of its problems which led to the decline in revenues, one of which includes external marketing. Therefore, in the letter, she asks her employees to become ambassadors of their own products.

As for the specs of the device, they are not quite what you expect from a 3000 Yuan+ ($480) device. The HTC One A9 is said to come with Snapdragon 617 octa-core chip with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. There will be a 5-inch FHD display on board and a 13MP rear camera. Up front, there will be a 4MP shooter. The battery is a bit disappointing, at just 2150mAh capacity. However, you do get the latest Android 6.0 version on board.

But we still have to get these specs confirmed by HTC, which shouldn’t take long since the event is in a few hours.

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  • Qidamin

    there was a time when HTC was one of the most advanced smartphone brand, when HD2 was released and so on. Now they just do like all other Chinese brand, where is HTC spirit gone?

    • Joe

      I agree, HTC was one of my favorite companies from the start..but it looks like now they have just given up!
      I mean look at this phone, its pricey, copied and not even high-end. Yet they are asking for around $500. Snapdragon 615/617 is just not good enough for a $500 device..

      • חתול תעלול

        So sad to agree with you.. Loved HTC back in the days, Used to have a One S… That was a hell of a mid-ranger (Oc it to 2.1 GHz and tweaked).BTW about the SoC of that…IPhone based HTC.. Why not just use a Helio X10? It’s way more powerful and It is quite cheap.

        • Joe

          Probably because of Mediatek’s policy with source code. They charge you for source codes…
          But u know, the worst part is that the company seems to have done no market research at all…
          I mean for less than $450 you get the Meizu Pro 5 with Exynos 7420, 3GB RAM and 21MP camera! Now coming to the interesting part — Pro 5 Looks Almost Like the iPhone 6!
          So I see no reason why anyone would go with the One A9 with a overheating mid-range chip like the 615/617.

          But remember, we still haven’t got the official price tag. These are just rumors and leaks. So, if the company prices the device somewhere like $300 (highly unlikely though), there may be a chance.

          Still, I must say, that I am disappointed with HTC yet again!

          • חתול תעלול

            Well it is about 399$ before tax, but- rubbish (2 years old phones grade) battery and awful SoC. well HTC, you succeded at least at one thing… you’ve disappointed us again.. at that exact price I can buy myself an flagship-grade device from a less known company, say Meizu or OnePlus which are both far superior in Specs and not so bad at software either.

          • Joe

            And this is a limited time promotional price in US! I am assuming it will go up like $50-$100 later. Because, in UK the same phone cost like £429.99 ~ $665 USD !

          • חתול תעלול

            At this price it makes the phone a real joke, sadly- not a good one.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    i call bullshit !
    the CEO was smoking weed 😀 !

    • Tajwar

      Heavy ones I would say