HTC's upcoming One A9 looks suspiciously like an iPhone

By Scorpus
Sep 24, 2015
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  1. HTC is preparing a new mid-range phone that's set to launch before the end of the year, known as the One A9 (codenamed "Aero"), and thanks to the latest leak from @evleaks we're seeing what this phone will look like for the first time.

    The press renders for the One A9 show a device that looks suspiciously similar to Apple's iPhone: both devices feature similar metal rear panels; similar flat, rounded rectangular bodies; and similar front profiles with physical home buttons beneath the display.

    The One A9 will come in six colors, some of which – "carbon gray" and "rose gold" in particular – match the color options Apple provides with their iPhone range. The two designs aren't identical, but it's clear where HTC's inspiration has come from.

    A previous leak from @evleaks revealed that the One A9 will most likely be a mid-range smartphone. The device reportedly packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC (a minor upgrade on the existing octa-core Snapdragon 615), 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage, plus a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display.

    The One A9 also allegedly features a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a four 'ultrapixel' front camera, a 2,150 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and a 7mm thin body.

    According to @evleaks, HTC will release the A9 in November, so it will only be a few months until we see the company's iPhone-styled phone in the flesh.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    "A9" haha. More like, "A Lawsuit."
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    It may look like one Apples phones but all smartphones look pretty much the same to me apart from some Blackberry's with keypads.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    You know just as well as I do that Apple owns the patent on contrast lines running horizontally across the back of rectangles.
    NeoFlux likes this.
  5. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Ughh not this again.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Yeah. They're a law unto themselves.
  7. mendescotta

    mendescotta TS Rookie

    Htc one s and one x+ were so beautiful
    now htc only comes with crap design
    no wonder they're almost bankrupt

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