HTC One A9 had been in for lot of ridicule thanks to the design that seemed inspired by an iPhone, but the smartphone also managed to rise above the design issue and beyond that it turned out to be a pretty impressive phone, as you would find it out in our review.


The HTC One A9 came with Android 6.0 out of the box but it did miss out on the Quick Charge 3.0. Thankfully HTC has begun seeding Android 6.0.1 with Quick Charge 3.0 support, as reported by an One A9 user on Twitter. The changelog for this update includes security patches, screen color temperature addition, System enhancement and a few other bug fixing.


If you are a HTC One A9 user it is only a matter of time the update seeds for your device, by the way the size of the update is around 430 MB. Quick Charge has been helping us charge our phones faster by allowing a greater degree of current flow as opposed to the normal charging cables. This however comes with a caveat, both the phone and the charger need to support QuickCharge without which the phone will still charge at the regular pace.

Quick Charge 3.0 boasts of a 40 percent increase in charging speeds when compared to the first generation. The major feature overhaul comes in the form of a INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage) which allows for a metered power output and an optimised charge cycle. Unlike the V2.0 which supported specific charge voltages the QuickCharge supports any voltage between 3.2V to 20V at an incremental rate of 200mV.

Coming back, it is good to see HTC seeding updates for its phones and apart from the One A9 the One M8 Dual and the One M9 have also been updated. Mid-range devices inclusive of Desire 816 and the Desire Eye have also been treated to the update. It is things like this which may help HTC establish its relevancy in the market.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.