HTC One A9 is expected to launch in the first week of November at a price of $399, as was reported last week when the Taiwanese company made the announcement. But fans looking to get their hands on the device may have to rush to snag one since the $399 price tag is only a promotional offer.
TXN noted that the company revealed the price to be a pre-sale offer only on the day the device was announced. So, it is for a limited time only and of course, the price of the handset will rise once the offer ends.
In a statement issued by HTC, the company has revealed that the price for the device “in the US at htc.com will be $499.99 beginning 12:01am on 11/7.” So the device will retail at a price of $399 for about two weeks before its original price takes effect.
Even before its launch when the images of the device were leaked, it created headlines for being an iPhone 6S look-alike. The resemblance became even more prominent after the official announcement, when the device was unveiled.
This HTC handset which looks like an iPhone 6S embeds a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage along with a 13MP primary camera. It sports a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution. All of this making it a good mid-ranged device, as noted by Slashgear.
HTC also said that the retailers had the freedom to decide upon the promotions and prices as per regions.
The spokesperson shared, “The cost of the HTC One A9 is the same worldwide to all distributors and operator partners. For end consumers, HTC’s sales regions are given the freedom to set prices and promotions as they see fit for local market needs. The One A9 price in the US is a very limited-time promotional offer for that region’s online store, as well as select HTC-only franchise stores. The offer is a special promotional pre-sale and is expected to conclude once the One A9 is available on-shelf at major retail and distributor partners.”