Towards the beginning of November, a leak provided us with our first look at HTC’s next device, the One X9, which was originally thought to be a high-end one, but currently appears to be a mid-range phone. Today, another leak has provided us with a number of photos of the device.
At first glance, the design is clearly inspired by the HTC One A9. It features a very similar brushed aluminium design on the rear, as well as a similarly designed front glass panel. Aside from these similarities, there are a number of differences though. The front panel no longer features a fingerprint scanner, and two new slits at the top and bottom have been added, to most likely accommodate HTC’s signature BoomSound speakers. Another significant difference lies where HTC’s logo would usually sit. The device appears to sports capacitive buttons, something HTC hasn’t featured on many of its devices for over a year, this may be of a result of the customer feedback the company has received regarding the large bezels many of its devices have featured in the past.
Regarding the rear, the device looks very similar to the One A9 with the exception of an upper bar, which accommodates the camera sensor, and is similar to the glass bar seen on the Nexus 6P. Finally, one interesting detail is the flaps seen on the frame, which could indicate that the device is waterproof.
Moving on to specs, the latest rumours state that the device will include a large 5.5-inch screen with a 1080x1920p resolution. On the inside, an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU is present, alongside 2GB of RAM. As well as this, 16GB of internal storage is expected, which can be expanded via microSD of up to 1TB. Regarding the cameras, a 13MP camera is expected on the rear, as well as a 5MP selfie sensor 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.
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