This could be HTC’s next ‘hero’ smartphone

Back in June, HTC CEO Cher Wang promised that her beleaguered company would launch a new “hero product” this October, revitalizing its core smartphone business. Now, newly leaked images via Twitter account OnLeaks suggest that this device (codenamed Aero) seems to be taking a leaf out of Apple’s design book. Photos purportedly showing the front and rear of the forthcoming smartphone reveal a case that’s extremely similar to the back of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Although, this comparison is slightly unfair considering that Apple’s use of metal cases with inset plastic lines to let the phone signal escape was a design feature seen in HTC’s One handsets first.


Reports from Android Central suggest that the HTC Aero will be marketed as the A9 and will feature curved glass at the front, a 5.2-inch quad HD display, a deca-core MediaTek X20 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,500mAh battery. These specs are far from certain though, and we may see some differences when the handset is (hopefully) announced this October. Still, it’s hard to imagine any single smartphone turning around HTC’s current financial woes, even with elements of Apple’s design in play.

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