HTC One A9 specs

The HTC One A9 is officially official, and we've got our first impressions of the phone ready for your perusal. But if you just want the facts, figures and numbers for HTC's latest metal creation, you'll find them after the break in the official One A9 spec sheet. Enjoy!

HTC One A9 hardware specifications

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Size145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm
Display5-inch Full HD 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 617, octa-core, 64-bit, 4x1.5GHz + 4x1.2GHz
MemoryConfiguration 1: ROM: 32GB, RAM: 3GB, Expandable: microSD up to 2TB
Configuration 2: ROM: 16GB, RAM: 2GB, Expandable: microSD up to 2TB
Network2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G UMTS (Varies by market): 850/900/AWS/1900/2100 MHz
EMEA/ASIA 4G LTE: FDD Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28; TDD Bands 38, 40, 41
Americas 4G LTE with VoLTE: FDD Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 29
SensorsFingerprint sensor, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Sensor Hub
LocationInternal GPS antenna + GLONASS
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.1, Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz), 3.5mm stereo audio jack, microUSB 2.0 port
SoundDolby Audio and Hi-Res Audio (Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories)
Main Camera13MP with sapphire lens cover, f/2.0 aperture, auto focus, BSI sensor, OIS, 1080p video recording
Front CameraHTC Ultrapixel, f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus, 1080p video recording
BatteryCapacity: 2150mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 support (forward compatible with Quick Charge 3.0)
HD video playback: up to 12 hours
Audio playback: up to 9 hours
Talk time on 3G: up to 16 hours
Standby time: up to 18 days.
Additional featuresPremium all-metal unibody
Fingerprint-based security
RAW image capture
Hyperlapse video creation
High-resolution audio
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  • Well I wish this has usb type c but I love the design of this phone!
    What is the price? Posted via Android Central App on 1+1
  • $400 for the 3GB/32GB version
  • I m amazed as well : still not USB C!! And the battery is weak and the camera is awful in the dark. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If it had an 808 i'd be all over this thing. Right now i'll wait for reviews. Heck as it is I have to wait if I want a new Nexus anyway.
  • Love everything except the battery size (and maybe 617, though it hasn't been tested yet).
  • Hopefully both the screen and cpu is energy efficient.
  • Yeah. They should've included the QC 2.0 charger in the box IMO,.
  • The 617 is a slower 615 (1.5/1.2 vs 1.7/1.0) but have slightly faster RAM and newer technologies like a better Camera ISP, QuickCharge 3.0 and twice as fast LTE speed.
    (the Snapdragon 615/7 have 8 A53 cores while the 808/10 have 2/4 A57 and 4 A53 cores)
  • Thanks. Hope it won't cause heating issues like many of the S615 phones
  • How do they get those times with a 2150mAh battery?
  • If those are correct times then I assume it's partly due to power savings with the processor and partly due to HTC not wasting everybody's time and money putting a 4k display on a 5" screen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nailed it Posted via the Android Central App
    2015 Moto X Pure
  • The battery is roughly 25% smaller than the Nexus 5X, but the efficiency of the processor and AMOLED screen (probably Pentile) should more than make up for the deficit. Also, there's lots of ways they could improve battery life compared to stock Android -- Sony phones are a good example of this. It's certainly not guaranteed, but the battery life on this phone could easily match the Nexus 5X, Galaxy S6, and other 5" flagships with larger batteries but inefficient screens and/or processors.
  • HTC has integrated a snooze software that shuts down background apps. This phone really is amazing in battery life despite the smaller battery.
  • 9 hour audio playback is abysmal! I don't care what kind of audio tech is used to produce good sound; this is not a phone for the music lover.
  • That has to be a typo. Doesn't it? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I suspect that's a typo, considering that the video playback time is listed at 12 hours.
  • Specs list 2 different storage/ram options, but I don't see that on HTC's site. Is this an error? Edit: looks like it varies by region, with the US getting the higher end version Posted via the Android Central App
  • The 3GB variant of for the US and the 2GB is for the UK. I guess you only see the version for the country that you're in. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is there an LED notification light?
  • It's possible they could using active notifications on the AMOLED display, but HTC usually does include a notification light. Either way is fine for most people. iPhones never had notification lights, and it never really bothered iPhone users.
  • Typical. No LG V10, Note 5 and now the cheapo only A9.
    The UK is Android OEM's third world wasteland. Bitchin over, I would be keener on the lower capacity one anyway if it's priced just above a Moto G 16. (Right now I don't know what I can spend on a phone outright)
  • It's not cheapo as lower spec UK version will cost £429 compared to us with more capacity and RAM for $399 it's a joke. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I see you're right. That's ridiculous, at least with what's around now. A year ago maybe.
  • Great Britain just isn't as great as it used to be. You guys picked the wrong centuries in which to be a superpower! You had your tea and spices, we have our cheap consumer tech!
  • No mention of NFC though the A9 has it. They may be down-playing NFC because it apparently only supports Android Pay and not file transfers (for what it's worth) because it doesn't have read\write access to storage. You would think that would be just a software thing, right?
  • I went to the web page and there is no mention of compatibility with Verizon however the specs show band 13? Does anyone know if this is the band 13 that Verizon uses?
  • They said that the AT&T and T-Mo model will work on Verizon at a later date, which will be enabled via a software update. However, it will only work with 4G, not CDMA and also on a pre-activated Verizon SIM.
  • 2150mAh battery? what year is this?
    LG and Sony put 3000mAh in similar sized phones 2-3 years ago.
  • On flagships, the priced at $650 to start. This is a mid-range phone.
  • sprint wants $700 though?
  • Then definitely don't buy it from Sprint! I used to laugh when I'd see T-Mobile selling the Nexus 5 for $150 more than Google's price. Carriers have always jack up the prices of handsets, because that's the only way the subsidies made sense. Every new carrier phone was $650 (or $200 w/2-contract), but now $400 direct to the consumer is the becoming the norm... But not for Sprint, apparently.
  • Nexus 5 has 2100mah batt. It can go through a day just fine. I'm sure this new technology will have the battery last longer.
  • Why a so small battery in a 5" device with a FHD panel in 2015? Why are you guys so stingy about batteries? Don't take me for a fool but this is deal breaker for me! Posted via the Android Central App
  • The battery is 20% larger than the iPhone. Seems like it could be fine, but have to wait for reviews to know for sure.
  • I don't see wireless charging listed, which is too bad with that size battery
  • Small capacity battery.. Deal breaker for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Better iPhone than the iPhone Posted via the Android Central App From my Blackberry Priv where I am out of toilet paper
  • Nope I'd say the iPhone is better than this iPhone wannabe from HTC. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It has a 32GB ROM? ROM? Does anyone actually know what the acronym stands for? Hint: you can't write to it. It's as incorrect as saying it has 1.5GHz of storage... Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's a little less incorrect than that. GB is still unit of capacity, so theoretically you could have 32GB ROM at some point. GHz is speed (though it's really more than that), so you you'll never have any amount of GHz as capacity. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same price as Sony Xperia Z5 Compact in UK. That phone beats this one in the following ways; Snapdragon 810, DDR4 RAM, 32GB internal storage, stereo front facing speakers, 2700mAh battery, waterproof IP68. The only areas where the HTC beats the Sony is in screen pixel density and having Marshmallow preloaded. Screen size is subjective. Camera could go either way seeing as HTC has at least included OIS. Frankly though the biggest insult is that the US gets the 3GB/32GB edition for considerably cheaper. R.I.P HTC. At least, in the UK market they're doomed.
  • The US market doesn't even get Sony phones! We got the Z3 Compact like 6 months after it launched, and it cost a lot more than this! Considering the US market is probably 10 times larger than the UK, seems like an oversight to ignore the US.
  • The battery size killed it for me.
  • The phone runs smart software that kills running background apps. I can say firsthand this phone's battery life is truly amazing. And 7.0 update allows for 3.0 rapid charge. Best phone I ever had hands down.
  • That battery kills the phone. Posted via the Android Central App on Moto X 2014/Moto G3/Moto G1/Lenovo Tab S8/ Lenovo Yoga 11 on $35 Cricket wireless plan.