HTC had released its HTC One A9 last year. As soon as the device was unveiled, the users and the experts were quick to notice the huge design similarities between the A9 and the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. The device looked heavily inspired from the iPhone 6 and many even called it HTC’s iPhone. Well, its successor is finally here in the form of HTC One A9s.

Until now, the Taiwanese manufacturer was being accused of drawing inspiration from Apple in terms of design, but this time round, it even followed Apple’s cue in the naming department as well. The HTC One A9s was launched just a day before IFA kicked off.

HTC One A9s
HTC One A9s

The One A9s sports almost the same metal unibody design as its predecessors but with slight changes. The HTC Logo is no longer on the front and the camera and flash modules have been shifted to the side which gives it an, even more, iPhone 6-look. The rest of the design looks almost similar to that of One A9.

As for the specs, the HTC One A9s sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset. The A9s will come in two storage variant: 2GB RAM/16GB ROM and 3GB RAM/32GB ROM. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 2300 mAh battery. In the camera department, the HTC One A9s features a 13MP primary BSI sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and features like Hyperlapse and 12-bit RAW format images. There is a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video chat.

Strangely, the HTC One A9s is a downgrade from the HTC One A9 in terms of specs, screen resolution (HD rather than FHD), processor (Helio P10 in place of SD 617) and camera ( narrower aperture). HTC might be doing this for cost cutting but its impact is yet to be seen cause many HTC fans seem infuriated by this move.

Although the pricing details of the HTC One A9s is yet not known, but HTC is definitely going to price it lower than its predecessor HTC One A9. The device will come in Black, Gold, and Silver colour variants. We’ll soon come up with the pricing details of the One A9s as soon as it is revealed. Till then, stay tuned.