htc-one-m9-live-5Word has it that HTC has a new phone planned for later this year. This will supposedly be a high-end device and from what we know, the device has been given the codename “Aero”. Now thanks to a recent tweet by @evleaks, the device’s official name has been revealed to be the HTC One A9.

This will be the first time in recent years that HTC has deviated from M-series for a high-end handset which we can only assume is the company’s attempt at revitalising itself, especially in the face of the HTC One M9’s poor sales. That being said, what kind of specs can we expect from the HTC One A9?

According to the rumors, the HTC One A9 is said to be powered by a deca-core (ten) CPU made by MediaTek in the form of the Helio X20. Also from what we can tell from the leaks we’ve seen so far, the handset appears to have taken some inspiration from Apple’s iPhone 6, which if it turns out to be true, we can only imagine the Cupertino company can’t be too happy about that.

We should point out that this should not be confused with the HTC O2. We know that there have been some rumors floating around about two high-end HTC phones, except that the rumored HTC O2 will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which means that its launch will most likely be in 2016, while the HTC One A9 is planned for this year.

Filed in Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about and .