HTC has announced its successor to the One A9, the HTC One A9s, which offers a 13-megapixel main camera and raw shooting capability.

While the HTC One A9s launch has left some perplexed by some of its specifications – such as a drop in screen resolution from Full HD on the One A9 to 720p on the One A9s – for mobile photographers there are some key improvements.

The HTC One A9s offers a boost from 4 megapixels up to 5 megapixels on the front camera, while the rear camera offers 13-megapixel resolution.

What’s more, the rear camera now offers a smaller aperture at f/2.2. However, it no longer offers Optical Image Stabilisation.

In Pro mode users can capture raw files, while new Voice Selfie and Auto Selfie features let you take a self-portrait, respectively, by speaking or simply smiling.

The HTC One A9s also offers users unlimited free storage of images with Google Photos.

Other features include Full HD video recording with both front and rear cameras, a Panorama mode, continuous shooting mode and a Hyperlapse functionality.

HTC One A9s price information and release dates were not available at the time of writing.

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