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While it’s an obvious fact that Apple is really good at designing premium smartphones, more and more companies tend to follow the iPhone design factor with other operating software. First, it was Samsung who launched their Galaxy S6 series, and their Galaxy Tab S2 that almost looks like Apple’s latest products. Then Lenovo with the S90 iPhone look-alike. Now, HTC has officially announced their next smartphone dubbed the HTC One A9.
Yes, at first glance, the One A9 will be surely mistaken as the iPhone 6. All its curves, buttons, speaker placement, feel just is as good as the iPhone 6, sans the HTC logo, home button and camera placement. We aren’t sure why would HTC take such a move to borrow other designs, but it does look good. And the specs aren’t a slouch either. The device is powered by a new 64-bit Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage with MicroSD support.
The AMOLED display is 5-inch in size, with 1080p resolution. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with HTC Sense. All said, the One A9 features a 2150 mAh battery, which seems low for a 5-inch smartphone. But HTC must be confident because of Android 6.0’s doze feature that brings improved battery times.
HTC has also placed a fingerprint scanner on the front home button. No word on pricing and availability yet.