HTC has today announced the release of their latest device, the HTC One A9, which finally looks to feature a design that is different from what HTC have revealed before.

Announced during a live streamed event earlier today, the HTC One M9 has a full metal body that measures 145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26mm and weighs just 143 grams, it has curved 2.5D edges that all results in a devices that looks slick and smooth to hold in the hand.

In terms of its finish, the HTC One A9 will be available in Opal Silver, Deep Garnet, Topaz Gold and Carbon Grey.

It is also topped with Gorilla Glass 4 technology, running from edge to edge and only broken by a fingerprint scanner that is placed beneath the display.

One big thing that you might notice is that there are no BoomSound speakers at the front, and instead there is just one single speaker at the bottom.

You will also find a 5-inch display on the front, this uses AMOLED technology to deliver a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with 440ppi.

In terms of specs the A9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, which will change depending on where it is sold, for example the UK will get the 2GB version.

There will be 16 and 32GB storage options available too, with support for microSD card expansions of up to 2TB.

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The device will also come pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will include Android’s new Flex Storage feature.

The phone also comes with a battery capacity of 2,150mAh batteries which HTC promises to provide 16 hours of talk time, 60 hours of music playback or 18 days of standby.

There’s also a 13 megapixel sensor on the back with a F/2.0 aperture, optical image stabilisation and a range of modes.

There’s also dual tone flash, Full HD video capture and a 4 megapixel UltraPixel sensor on the front.

The HTC One A9 will be priced at £429.99 SIM free in the UK, or $399 in the US.

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