HTC unveiled a new flagship smartphone on Tuesday, the HTC One A9.
The One A9 packs a 5-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera and an all-metal construction, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octacore processor. Using that processor is an interesting choice: It’s not the top-of-the-line tech usually found in flagship handsets, but HTC says it’s good enough to handle what most users will ask of it. We’ll know how true that really is after more real-world testing.
Still, after pictures of the One A9 leaked early, some tech bloggers asked: Isn’t this just an iPhone clone? During a press preview last week, HTC argued that it isn’t. But there are plenty of similarities here. Check out the video above to decide for yourself.
The HTC One A9 goes on sale in November; pre-orders begin Tuesday at a promotional price of $399.99 for an unlocked version.