Last week, a supposedly real picture of the future HTC Aero (or the One A9, as some reviews have named it) revealed a smart phone that showed unquestionable resemblances of the current iPhone 6 and newer released images have confirmed that suspicion.
HTC’s previous two flagships have been launched with almost identical styles, but now, for its first time in several years of successfully selling a line of great smart phones, it is preparing a new line of top products and taking a new approach when it comes to high-end devices.
At least this is what all the newest reviews, speculations and leaked images have shown. And, if these are all actually right, then expect the Taiwanese manufacturer to present its new smart codenamed “Aero” in the next months. However, there was also rumored the name of HTC One A9, so it is therefore uncertain how it will be branded
According to the credible sources with a proven background in the tech industry, this is the upcoming HTC Aero in many color choices, but regardless of how you look at it, the device looks like on of Apple’s products without a doubt. The common form and ratios (including the roughly 7 mm thickness), its plastic parts and the cutting pieces along the rear, and even some of the color choices, all point to a bigger copy of the iPhone 6.
Many modern device fans can spot the variations on the same theme quite rapidly, but the regular users probably would be misled by this similarity, aside from a couple of HTC brands. And while the HTC Aero was originally said to be the leading smart phone of the Taiwanese company (when its first details were previously released this year), the gadget now appears to be like a extremely affordable mid-range choice, so the producer would absolutely undercut its Apple competitor on costs for an almost identical-looking smart phone.
The rumors talk about a 5” 1080p AMOLED screen, this making it a tad bigger and clearer than the current iPhone 6, having also a Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space, a 13MP rear cam with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 4MP front camera. Furthermore, the device is said to have a 2,150-mAh battery, finger marks indicator, microSD slot and a fingerprint sensor.
It seemed like the fans were going to test an HTC device at IFA, but unfortunately, this did not happen. The HTC Aero is scheduled for delivery in November, thus becoming a possible gift choice for the upcoming winter holidays. There is a single element to consider in this copying problem: in Dec 2012, HTC had had a 10-year contract with Apple, agreeing not to duplicate any element of the iPhones.
Assuming that contract is still unchanged, maybe HTC believes that an Android-running Aero is original enough to not represent a viable clause of the deal with Apple. Or maybe, given the problematic situations of its market and economic performance, the organization is willing to risk everything, by making its flagship phone resemble a confirmed champion.
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