HTC Unveils the One A9, an iPhone Lookalike That Runs the Latest Version of Android

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    HTC today announced its latest flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One A9. Priced at just $399, the One A9 looks remarkably like an iPhone 6/6s, taking many design cues from Apple's most recent devices.

    The A9 has a 5-inch screen with a curved-edge display, so it fits right in between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, and it includes the same antenna bands and a protruding rear camera, both design choices that haven't exactly been universally popular on the iPhone. The aluminum body comes in colors that are similar to the iPhone color lineup, available in Opal Silver and Carbon Gray.


    A Topaz Gold shade is available internationally, and a Deep Garnet color will be available later in the year. When it comes to thickness, the A9 One measures in at 7.26mm, putting it on par with the 7.1mm iPhone 6s and 7.3mm iPhone 6s Plus.

    The design similarities between the iPhone 6 and the HTC A9 are only external. The A9 runs the latest version of Android, Marshmallow, and it's equipped with a four-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 processor, up to 3GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. There's also a 4-megapixel front-facing camera and it ships with up to 32GB of storage that can be expanded to 2TB with a microSD card.

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    The HTC One A9 compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, via The Verge

    Like many smartphones available these days, the One A9 has a fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone without a passcode, and it has built-in DAC to convert 16-bit audio to 24-bit high-resolution audio.

    HTC is accepting pre-orders for the One A9 on its website. The phone is priced at $399 and is available unlocked.

    Article Link: HTC Unveils the One A9, an iPhone Lookalike That Runs the Latest Version of Android
     
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    Wow. That could be the most iPhone lookalike phone that I've ever seen.
     
  3. Rayd5365 macrumors member

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    Wow, other than the centered camera, looks pretty much just like an iPhone 6.
    Is this an April fool's story?
     
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    I'm saying nothing about antenna bands being ugly
     
  5. iLoveiTunes, Oct 20, 2015
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    Oh Boy! This is ridiculously bad.
    Copy the design - Check
    Close Copy of Color scheme - Check
    Protruding Camera - Check :D
     
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    . . . . and people think Apple doesn't influence the smartphone industry.

    Lol.
     
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    totally different, the camera is centered.

    Also, centering the lens and not the flash looks awful.
     
  10. H2SO4 macrumors 601

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    Ugly. As. Hell.

    (The HTC too).

    What’s hilarious though is the link that takes you to their website. The page reeks of the nMP page. But this bit is the best;
    design worth imitating
    Really????
     
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    Taking design features and elements from another company's product and putting it into your own is one thing, but this is just blatant, shameless copying
     
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    I'd actually rather have the camera centered to mitigate the chance of accidentally covering it while taking a picture. It just looks bad... but I don't care. Well, I know the market cares.
     
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    I point you to the very first bullet point on the product page...

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    From HTC's site:

    "design worth imitating From the company that crafted the world's first all-metal design, HTC again sets a new design standard. The HTC One A9 features a super-thin metal frame with an elegant finish, expandable SD card memory and edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. Available in an array of brilliant colours. Colors very by region"
     
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    lol they copied ugly antenna bands. Bunch of idiots.
     
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    They even named it after the processor in the iPhone 6S.
     
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    Oh HTC, you had a lot of other better designs to copy, But why this?
     
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    LOL, that's too good! Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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    Can copy everything, just can't copy Apple's profits. :(
     
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