You might recall that HTC was supposed to release a "Hero" phone in October according to CEO Cher Wang. This was supposedly a phone called the HTC Aero. For a while, we heard about the Aero with one tipster saying that it was awesome. Then, last week, rumors started circulating about a flagship model called the HTC O2. The latter was said to feature a 6-inch, 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen with the Snapdragon 820 SoC inside, and an IP certification. The inclusion of the Snapdragon 820 means that this model will be arriving in the first quarter of 2016 at the earliest.
So what happened to the HTC Aero? According to a report published on Monday, the Aero is still on the way, but will be known as the HTC A9. The report says that the phone will be powered by MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chipset and will feature 2.5D curved class.
The report says that the HTC A9 will be offered in Tyrant Gold and Dark Gray, priced in a range between $470 USD and $626 USD. There is talk that AT&T will get first crack at the device, and that the phone will include a groundbreaking rear camera. The HTC A9 will have an all-metal build.
Hopefully HTC will soon clear up some of the confusion surrounding the HTC A9 and the HTC O2. The last thing this company needs is a confused fan base, especially after the HTC One M9 and its many variants have failed to lift the company's stock off all-time lows. We also don't know if the mystery HTC device that visited the FCC earmarked for Verizon, has anything to do with the A9, but we will keep our eyes low to the ground and hope to find out more information.
source: Mobile-Dad (translated) via Mobipicker