After the disastrous HTC event that occurred September 30, where absolutely nothing new or remotely interested was launched, this is really the last straw.
The big event of last month’s show was supposed to be the HTC One A9 that was suddenly and quietly rescheduled to October 20.
But we were all prepared to wait, rumors of the HTC One A9 superphone have been circulating. Some people (including myself) thought that this would be one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, one to match the Acer Predator 6 gaming phone. Apparently a phone (which phone,t hough) made it to Geekbench and revealed a MediaTek X20 deca-core processor and 4GB of RAM, which is basically the Holy Grail of processing.
Sadly, just days before the October 20 event, however, the One A9 made it back to Geekbench, this time, with completely different specs.
Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip, this is nothing but a mid-ranger. Alongside 2GB of RAM, it’s a pathetic mid-ranger. It will have 1GGB of storage, and a wimpy 5-inch 1080 pixel screen.
Apparently there will either be a 12 or 13 megapixel rear camera, paired (hopefully) with a 4 UltraPixel selfie snapper (or, more likely by the amazing amount of disappointment currently being experienced, a 5 megapixel “regular” unit).
It will have Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but really, that’s hardly good news.
Outrageously, people are expecting a price tag of $680, which is not only unfortunate, but also disgusting.
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