It seems as though HTC isn’t done with phones for the year, and ahead of next year’s Mobile World Congress, the smartphone maker is showing off one more phone that will arriving in November.

It’s been a busy year for phones, and if you’ve been in the market for one, there’s certainly no shortage of selection out there.

In November, there will be at least one more, and HTC will be responsible for it.

Announced this week, it’s coming from the same brand responsible for kickstarting the metal chassis revolution in smartphones, with HTC’s daring unibody aluminium case first appearing in the HTC Legend five years ago, before eventually making its way to more handsets from the company.


We’ve seen it in many of the “One” phones from HTC over the years, and this week’s HTC One A9 is no different, relying on an approach HTC calls “metalmorphics” which relies on refined edges, curves, and a metal body that doesn’t offer the heft that we saw in the One M9 but a more natural feeling.

For materials, HTC is turning to metal and glass, relying on a 5 inch edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass 4-protected AMOLED display capable of delivering the Full HD resolution of 1920×1080.