HTC plans to announce One A9 successor before IFA

A new leak claims to show HTC's next iPhone clone.

HTC plans to announce a successor to the metal HTC One A9 before the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, according to VentureBeat.

The HTC One A9 successor will be virtually unchanged from the first version and won't get a new name, the report says, adding that it looks close to Apple's iPhone 6 (no shocker there).

Details on specifications for the device are mum -- though the rear camera is said to stay at 13 megapixels, while front camera could transition from four "Ultrapixels" to five megapixels.

The new HTC One A9 is said to debut September 1, before the kick off of the consumer electronics show in Berlin, where other big handset manufacturers will show off their next move for the fall.

In our review of the original HTC One A9, ZDNet found its solid finish, camera performance, and excellent battery life to be overpriced compared to competing Android models.