HTC launched One A9 in late November in India, but back then the company had refrained from revealing the price and release details of the phone.

Now, HTC India (via Facebook) has announced that the new One A9 will go on sale exclusively on Snapdeal on 15 December for Rs. 29,990. Prospective buyers are advised to get themselves registered on Snapdeal to become to become eligible to order the phone.

However, HTC is yet to announce the availability and price details of the Desire 828, which was also launched along with HTC One A9 in New Delhi on 25 November. Watch this space for more updates.

The registration window for HTC One A9 will go live on Wednesday (9 December) 9:00 am (HERE) and will close on 14 December.

HTC One A9 sports an all-metal body with 5.0-inch full HD display on the front. Under the hood, it comes packed with new Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor backed by 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB inbuilt storage capacity, 2150 mAh battery, which can keep phone running for close 18 days on standby mode. 

It has to be noted that HTC One A9 ships with the v6.0 Android OS, making it the first non-Nexus series ship with Marshmallow OS out-of-the-box.

The company has also promised that HTC One A9 will get new Android updates within 15 days after Nexus series gets them. In America, HTC is already preparing to release the latest v6.0.1 to One A9 by December end.

Read more: HTC One M8 and A9 set to get Android Marshmallow update this month in US

As for as Desire 828, is concerned it is a mid-range handset. It sports 5.5-inch full HD screen and run on the Android Lollipop OS powered by MediaTek Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 13MP camera, 4µp front-snapper and 2800 mAh battery.

Key features of HTC One A9 and Desire 828:

Models HTC One A9 HTC Desire 828
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 441 ppi (pixels per inch
5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p)screen
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense UI Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Sense UI
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-core SoC (1.5GHz quad-core +1.2 GHz quad-core) 1.5GHz MediaTek(MT6753) Cortex A53 Octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T720MP3
Storage 16GB (2GB RAM)/32GB (3GB RAM), expandable up 2TB 16GB expandable up 2TB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with sapphire cover lens, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, LED flash, BSI, OIS (Optical Image stabilisation), full HD (1080p) video recording
  • Front: HTC UltraPixel camera with fixed focus, f/2.0 aperture, full HD (1080p) video recording
  • Main: 13.-megapixel camera with autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), LED flash
  • Front: 4µp (HTC UltraPixel) camera with fixed focus, f/2.0 aperture, 1.3-inch sensor, full HD (1080p) video recording
Battery 2150 mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 (forward compatible with v3.0 with future software upgrade)
  • HD video playback: up to 12 hours
  • Audio playback: up to 60 hours
  • Internet use on WiFi: up to 9 hours
  • Talk time on 3G network: up to 16 hours
  • Standby time on 3G network: up to 18 days
2800 mAh
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger-print scanner (on home button), Nano-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4GHz & 5GHz), micro-USB 2.0 port, Dolby Audio with Hi-Res Audio, Internal GPS + GLONASS Dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) slots Wi-Fi, FM radio, Dolby Audio with HTC BoomSound technology, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS + GLONASS, A-GPS
Dimensions 145.75 x 70.8. x 7.26 mm 157.7 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 143 g 143 g
Price Rs. 29,990 Not announced