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.