If you're in the market for a smartphone that's easy on the eyes and has impressive specs, there is no shortage of good options. Just this year, Apple launched its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus; Samsung rolled out its Galaxy S6 Edge+; and Google recently rolled out its line of Nexus phones, among others.
So, it's a crowded marketplace for a smartphone to get attention. A low price is one way to do that.
HTC's upcoming One A9 is all that. It has a nice design, a low price of $399 (more on that in a second), and OK specs. It runs on Google's Android 6.0 operating system and has a Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor (a slight downgrade from the Snapdragon 800 it uses in other devices).
The HTC One A9 has 3GB or RAM and 32GB of storage space (and a microSD card with up to 2TB). It has a 5-inch, full HD 1080p display, with Gorilla glass, and a 13MP main camera.
When it comes to price, there's a good news/not-so-good news story here. For a limited time, you can pre-order an HTC One A9 for $399. The not-so-good news is that on Nov. 7, it's going up to $499.
(Be sure to check out the Komando smartphone comparison charts before you buy any smartphone.)