The long-rumored HTC One A9, codenamed “Aero,” was recently spotted in a listing at a Dutch online retailer.
As reported by Phone Arena, an online retailer from the Netherlands, Centralpoint.nl, recently posted a “HTC One A9 4G 16GB 5i opal silver” device, saying that it will be available by October 1 of this year. The listing gave a price for the HTC One A9 of a $792 equivalent.
The listing did not offer any other informationin fact, it did not even have a photo of the device on display.
In a previous report, the HTC One M9, or also known by the codename “Aero”, will be running under a massively powerful deca-core (TEN cores) Helio X20 processor. This, along with the other key specifications of the phone, were revealed via leaked Geekbench benchmark results.
According to the benchmark results, the new deca-core Helio X20 MT6797 processor on the HTC One A9 scored 1835 in the single core test, which the report noted is as high as the score that the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 got for the Nexus 9. On the 10-core test, the HTC One A9 was on the top of everyone, even beating Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 with a score of 5884 points.
This is totally different from the previous set of rumors. Previously rumored as the newest flagship from HTC, and then reported to be only an intermediate smartphone offering after all, famous smartphone news leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) shared previously that the HTC Aero in the works will be branded a “One” device, and will be made an intermediate level phone model, rather than a fully loaded new flagship for the mobile.
It is expected that the HTC One A9 at the company’s “The World Best Meets The Best” event on September 29, where they are expected two launch two new flagships. Other rumors point to a November release date.