HTC came out with a new mid-range handset last year which at first glance looked quite similar to the iPhone. The HTC One A9 has been around for a while now and it’s time for the handset to receive an upgrade. A picture of the HTC One A9s has been leaked online and the successor appears to take even more inspiration from the iPhone. Even the name itself – the “s” after the A9 – is something you would rather expect from Apple on a year it doesn’t want to make revolutionary updates to the iPhone.
To ensure that there were some design differences between the HTC One A9 and the iPhone 6, the Taiwanese company made some minor tweaks to the overall design, however, with the A9s it appears to be a full believer in imitation being the best form of flattery.
The camera and flash which used to be centered have now been moved to the top left corner. The front camera has been moved to the left of the smaller earpiece while all of the sensors are now centered about the earpiece.
All of these tweaks make the A9s look more like the iPhone 6. The only major differentiating factor is that instead of a round home button on the iPhone, the HTC One A9s has a rectangular home button.
The image has been leaked by noted leakster @evleaks who says that we should expect HTC to launch the One A9s at IFA in Berlin later this week.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 29, 2016