We were not really impressed with the HTC One A9, it is simply not a flagship, but is being marketed as one. However, we could argue its case somewhat with its introductory price of $399.99 if bought directly from HTC in the United States. However, the company has revealed that after November 7 the One A9 will cost a whopping $500.
That is just too expensive and you would be better off getting the One M9, which is better spec’d, better looking, and well, just better. With devices like the LG Nexus 5X and Motorola Moto X Pure Edition at the $400 mark, the One A9 was a tough sell before, but now it should be avoided. HTC fans may disagree, but we think the company is losing even those die-hards.
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.
After the promotional pre-sale offer ends, the new price in the US at htc.com will be $499.99 beginning 12:01 a.m. on 11/7.