HTC is now selling the well-received One A9 smartphone at a dirt cheap price in the US. However, this offer is valid only for a limited period of time. In any case, the sudden official price cut also hints at the arrival of a possible successor to the HTC One A9.
The HTC One A9 debuted at $499. However, now, the unlocked variant can be availed at a discounted price of just $299. All four colors are available on sale.
In case you order the discounted One A9, you can also avail of the 1-year free ?UH OH Protection.? HTC will replace the device free of cost in case you crack the handset?s screen during the first 12 months. To top it off, this UH OH Protection covers water damage as well.
This model is apparently compatible with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. However, the official page says, ?Sprint compatibility requires separate hardware ? HTC One A9 customers switching to Sprint will need to purchase a compatible device.?
Furthermore, if you would like to customize the handset, you may have to unlock the bootloader. Ideally, this action would void the warranty. But, your HTC warranty covers the unlocking of the bootloader as well. Here is the link to?order the discounted HTC One A9.
For those planning to purchase this handset, here is quick summary of key specifications and features. The A9 carries a 5.0-inch display, 1080p screen resolution and a metallic exterior.
This HTC device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with HTC?s Sense UI on top of it. Nevertheless, the Taiwanese tech giant has already announced that this handset will receive Android 7.0 Nougat very soon.
Under the hood, the HTC One A9 is powered by an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 617) processor and backed by 3GB of RAM. A 13MP rear-facing camera unit sits at the back of the device with OIS support in tow. In addition, there is also a 4MP UltraPixel front-facing snapper for selfies.
This smartphone comes equipped with 32GB of native storage space. There is also a microSD card slot to help expand the memory. And, yes, there is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.
HTC has housed a modest 2,150mAh battery cell in the One A9. This battery unit will be able to offer up to 16 hours of 3G talk time and 18 days of 3G standby time.