HTC One A9 officially arrives in Malaysia, prices start at RM 2,299

7:19:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

This weekend, the annual battle of the best android smartphone is about to begin and with that in mind, HTC is launching their One A9 in Malaysia. The so-called iPhone look-alike that was heavily leaked prior to it't announcement in September 2015 is the company's renewed approach to making android smartphones.

Argubly, HTC Malaysia has chose the wrong time to announce the arrival of the HTC One A9 in the Malaysian market. By next week, the news will be all about the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 and the fact that the HTC One A9 is essentially a mid-range device trying to replicate a flagship experience doesn't give HTC any luck here.

HTC One A9 Key Specifications:

  • 5-inch 1080P AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 617 SoC @ 1.5GHz
  • 2/3GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB expandable memory
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13MP f2.0 rear camera with OIS
  • 4MP Ultrapixel front camera
  • 145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3mm (143g)
  • 2,150mAh battery

But don't get me wrong here, I am not trying to defame the HTC One A9 by any means but the timing is a little wrong. Besides getting a design scheme similar to the iPhone 6/6s, the HTC One A9 also comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow running out of the box. HTC Malaysia says the the One A9 is now available through authorized dealers throughout Malaysia and the Carbon Gray and Topaz Gold will only be available in Malaysia. But whether you ware willing to pay the RM 2,299 for this not-so flagship smartphone is is up to you.