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On its front, it has a 5-inch display, accompanied by a fingerprint sensor at the bottom — something that is new for HTC. There are no hardware navigational keys to be found, however – the phone still emplys Android’s virtual buttons for that. The phone’s bezels are fairly thick, with its screen-to-body ratio falling at 67%.
The One’s A9 metal body has smooth, non-aggressive shapes, with rounded-off corners. Its front is entirely covered by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 slab and its back is slightly arched towards its ends to ensure an easier grip. Unlike other HTC flagships or higher-end midrangers, the A9 has one speaker, nested on its bottom. Hardcore Android fans will be happy to know that despite the phone looking like a sealed, all-metal handset, it actually has a microSD card slot, which can accept theoretical cards of up to 2 TB.
On launch, the handset will be available in Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, and Deep Garnet. Some…