India seems to be the location of choice among smartphone makers these days when it comes to launching their latest flagships.

Following the announcement of Lenovo that it is launching its Vibe S1 "selfie" phone in the country, HTC now confirms that its One A9 and Desire 828 Dual SIM handsets are also landing on the Indian market.

The One A9 is HTC's first handset that runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow up front. The company said that it is bringing the handset's 32 GB variant that also comes with 3 GB RAM to India. Pricing information is still undetermined, but the company promises to share more details closer to launch.

HTC touts the One A9 device as capable of receiving an Android OS update within 15 days after it hits the Google Nexus range. Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America, promised that the OS update will arrive on the unlocked HTC One A9 at a much desirable timeframe.

While it is true that the One A9 has been compared side by side with the Apple iPhone 6, a closer look at the device suggests that it actually has a lot of unique features to offer consumers.

The One A9 boasts an all-metal design which seems to have been inspired by the One M9. Likewise, the handset's fingerprint reader found on the front reminisces the one that is also found on the One M9+.

The 5-inch One A9 features a full HD display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels for resolution. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Other features include a 13 MP rear camera, a 4 MP front camera, a fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro, magnetic sensor and a 2,150 mAh battery.

"Unleash your inner photographer with the HTC One A9," said HTC on its official site. "Take blur-free photos with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Save more image details for unsurpassed editing and creative control with RAW capture in Pro mode. Speed up your videos up to 12x for a dramatic effect with Hyperlapse."

In the meantime, HTC is also launching the 5.5-inch Desire 828 Dual SIM handset in India, after releasing the device in China earlier this month. It is the company's first handset from the Desire lineup to come equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS). Some of its notable features include Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense, an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC chipset, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 13 MP rear camera, an Ultrapixel front camera with BSI sensor and 2,800 mAh battery.

Both the One A9 and the Desire 828 Dual SIM handsets will become available from HTC in India in December, which means the launch is just around the corner.

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