HTC One A9 update adds extra AMOLED display color profiles

by: Matthew BensonDecember 11, 2015
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AMOLED color reproduction is a somewhat controversial subject. Fans of the organic display applaud it’s vivid colors and inky blacks, while detractors claim unrealistic over-saturation. The panels, which have seen a major boost in the past year, often ship on devices that add color profiles to let the user manage this very issue, be it a Samsung Galaxy or even the new Huawei Nexus 6P. The HTC One A9 is another such device with an AMOLED display, and thanks to a new update, it’s more user friendly than ever.

Pushed out last week, the new build, 1.27.709.5, has taken the original two Color profile settings (“AMOLED” and “sRGB”) and added two new ones: “Colder color” and “Warmer color”. While our phone received the update days ago, it was only just hours ago that we noticed the new additions upon randomly checking the Display settings.

HTC One A9 Display Settings

Please note that the device we are using for this post is a Taiwanese variant with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, Model A9u. As each region receives its own software updates, there is no guarantee this particular feature will be available on your specific model now or in the future. For reference, the original Display profile settings menu looked like this:

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For those who are eager to learn more about the HTC One A9, please check out our full review here, or watch some of our videos here:

HTC One A9

We are interested to hear your thoughts on this issue. Has HTC managed to please you by including the two extra display profile settings? Are you interested in testing them out? More importantly, are they available on your One A9? Drop us a line in the comments section below and be sure to let us know!

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    How is Samsung’s advertised sAMOLED different from AMOLED?

    • teomor

      It’s got that extra ‘s’ in the front

      • Avieshek Rajkhowa

        Ha ha

    • Shreedhar

      To make their fans happy byy standing out!

    • Dean Newell

      Every phone that says AMOLED now is using what Samsung calls Super AMOLED. All Super means is that the digitizer and LCD are fused instead of being seperate layers, something every phone has been doing for years.

  • Justin l Murphy

    HTC One A9 w/ 3GB ram etc, here in Canada, got the 2 new displays. FYI

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