HTC One A9 will feature the 10-core MediaTek MT6797, 4GB RAM


It’s been gathered that HTC’s codename Hero aka the upcoming One A9 will feature the powerful deca-core MediaTek MT6797. The phone’s listing was found on the Geekbench database.

The deca-core MT6797 will come with a rather interesting architecture. It’ll feature three sets of core clusters — 2x 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 cores, 4x 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 cores and another 4x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53, in decreasing order of processing prowess.

The MT6797 is said to be 30% more power efficient than other contemporary chipsets. On the One A9, the MT6797 will find itself paired with a hefty 4GB of RAM, which should make the One A9 HTC’s bid for this year’s most powerful flagship.

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As for the scores that the phone posted on Geekbench, it scored 1835 and 5884 points on single- and multi-core tests respectively. What this means is that the One A9 should be a better multi-core device than the Galaxy S6 (or even the upcoming Exynos 7420 powered Meizu) which scores 5375 points.

Another phone known to feature this chip is an upcoming Zopo. It will be interesting to see the price difference between the HTC and Zopo, I imagine.

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14 Comments

  1. Kristi1603
    September 10, 2015

    Price???

    • RRRobert
      September 10, 2015

      My totally out of the blue wild guess:
      > $799 for the 32 Gb model, up to $1049 for the 128 Gb version.

      Because HTC still has its devoted fanboys.

      • RuR‎
        September 11, 2015

        Be sure it will be between 400-700$ for 32GB version.

  2. Freeje
    September 10, 2015

    Yep, HTC needs a Hero to grab back the market share that they have lost.

  3. Kristi1603
    September 10, 2015

    Price???

    • RRRobert
      September 10, 2015

      My totally out of the blue wild guess:
      > $799 for the 32 Gb model, up to $1049 for the 128 Gb version.

      Because HTC still has its devoted fanboys.

    • RuR
      September 11, 2015

      Be sure it will be between 400-700$ for 32GB version.

  4. Guest
    September 11, 2015

    Yep, HTC needs a Hero to grab back the market share that they have lost.

  5. Lars
    September 11, 2015

    They still make good products, just not good enough to justify the high price. I still have an HTC Desire HD (believe it or not, still my daily driver) and after 5 years the notification LED just died. Waiting for the N5X to hopefully replace it.

  6. Lars
    September 11, 2015

    They still make good products, just not good enough to justify the high price. I still have an HTC Desire HD (believe it or not, still my daily driver) and after 5 years the notification LED just died. Waiting for the N5X to hopefully replace it.

  7. Dis
    September 11, 2015

    Wonder how Qualcomm’s custom A57 cores will compete with A72s.

  8. Dis
    September 11, 2015

    Wonder how Qualcomm’s custom A57 cores will compete with A72s.

  9. HBK
    September 11, 2015

    I am yet to notice any lag on cpu side even on mid range soc like mt6752. Its the gpu thats the problem.
    The Helio x10 lags while gaming on Qhd screens even though the games are rendered at 1080p only.
    I am more intrested to see GFXbench results of helio x20. I think manufactures should pair this soc with 1080p displays for best performance.

    Im happy with meizu’s decsion to go with 1080p screens.

  10. Guest
    September 11, 2015

    I am yet to notice any lag on cpu side even on mid range soc like mt6752. Its the gpu thats the problem.
    The Helio x10 lags while gaming on Qhd screens even though the games are rendered at 1080p only.
    I am more intrested to see GFXbench results of helio x20. I think manufactures should pair this soc with 1080p displays for best performance.

    Im happy with meizu’s decsion to go with 1080p screens.