HTC Executive Says That Apple Copied The Design Of Its One A9
During the official announcement of HTC One A9, the Taiwanese firm unveiled a device that looks awfully familiar to Apple’s iPhone lineup, but according to the company’s executive, it was the California based tech giant that ended up copying the design of the recently announced smartphone.
Here Is What The HTC Executive Had To Say About Apple Copying The Design Of Its One A9
According to a source, HTC President of North Asia Jack Tong had this to say about the company’s One A9:
“We’re not copying. It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back. The A9 is made thinner and more lightweight than our previous metal-clad phones. This is a change and evolution, and we’re not copying.”
We are not so sure how HTC is justifying the fact that Apple copied the design of its One A9 even after the latter was announced way after the Cupertino iPhone manufacturer released its devices. No doubt that HTC is among the very few companies that pay an abounding amount of attention to the design of its smartphones, but looks like their over-inflated ego of having received praise for its previous designs might have clouded their judgment to quite a fair amount of length.
Coming to the hardware specifications of HTC One A9, the smartphone is running a Snapdragon 617, which is extremely disappointing because we were led to believe that the company’s newly announced handset was going to sport a Helio X20, which would sport the world’s first 10-core processor comprising up of a combination of Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 cores. There are two models of One A9 available to purchase; a 2GB RAM one and a 3GB RAM model. The 2GB RAM model will feature 16GB of on-board storage, while the 3GB RAM one will have 32GB of on-board storage.
The chipset is running an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.5GHz, and while it is no slouch when competing against the other devices in the mid-ranged handset market, Helio X20 would have been a much suitable choice. While HTC One A9 will be coming with Android Marshmallow, the company definitely skimped out on a large battery capacity because the smartphone only has a 2,150mAh cell present underneath its hood.
While HTC’s executives seemed thoroughly optimistic of its One A9, there are much more suitable alternatives to purchase with a $399.99 price tag. Do you guys think that the phone will be a success or are things looking too bleak for the company? Let us know your thoughts.