Also known as the HTC A9 Aero, the rumored device keeps making headlines across the web as more rumors and leaks keep surfacing. Today we take a look at one murmur coming straight from veteran leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks). He calls it the HTC Ona A9 (also dubbed Hima Aero), and his supposed specs change everything we thought we knew about the phone.
Previous rumors suggested the handset would be a high-end smartphone with powerful components, including a 5.2-inch QHD screen, 4 GB of RAM and a 3500 mAh battery, all powered by a powerful Mediatek 10-core Helio X20 SoC. If you are to believe Blass, this phone will be leaning more towards the middle of the spectrum.
HTC One A9 (Hima Aero): SD617, 5″ FHD AMOLED, 2GB/16GB, 13MP/4UP OIS BSI, 2150mAh, microSD, fingerprint, metal, ~7mm, 6 colors. November.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 15, 2015
Evan’s sources seem to think this phone will come with a Snapdragon 617 chipset, a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP camera, an Ultra Pixel front shooter, a microSD card support and a 2150 mAh battery. It ‘s also apparent it will come in 6 available colors and measure in at only 7 mm of thickness.
These specs are nothing to write home about, that’s for sure. But if Evan Blass ends up being right, this could be a very good offer for those who really want a good-looking, well-built phone without all that power. Not to mention, you can avoid those increased price tags high-end specs usually come attached with.
Likely the most interesting bit of news is that the phone might be launching in November. That’s still a while, but HTC does have an event coming in September 29th. While we don’t know what it is all about, we are hoping to hear a bit more about the HTC One A9.
Stay tuned to Android Authority to learn more! And don’t forget to hit the comments to let us know what you think about this rumor. Were you hoping for the A9 to be a super high-end phone, or do you think there is more room in the market for a mid-end phone with a strong build?