After recently launching the HTC One A9, it appears as though HTC is getting ready to launch yet another smartphone, this time the One X9. This name appears on a leaked promo image featuring the white variant of the device alongside the tagline “packed with city smarts”. If the device turns out to be real, the One X9 may well be one of HTC’s best devices to date, if not the best.
Design wise, the device appears to feature a design that has been partly inspired by the One A9, though the fingerprint scanner appears to be absent and the signature BoomSound speakers appear to be back, though with a slightly different design this time. Another change appears to be the capacitive buttons on the front, which HTC hasn’t used on its flagships since the original HTC One and is possibly a result of customer feedback regarding the large bezels featured on its devices.
According to the rumours, the device sports a 5-inch display with a 1440x2560p resolution (Quad-HD). On the inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is alleged, which would make the device one of the first to feature it. Alongside the processor, 4GB of RAM is expected as well as either 64 or 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD. Other expected specs include NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and a large 3500mAh battery.
Regarding the camera, a 23MP sensor is mentioned for the rear and a 4MP UltraPixel selfie sensor is expected on the front.
If the device turns out to be real, it will mark the first time HTC has used the One X name since the original HTC One X was launched back in 2012, which, at the time, was arguably one of the best devices available. Expect the One X9 to be announced around the beginning of 2016 and come running Android Marshmallow straight out of the box. It’s expected to cost in the region of $470.
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