The HTC One X9 is the latest phone from the Taiwanese company and is now live on the company’s China site. The phone is the latest in HTC’s One series, though this particular device isn’t meant to be a flagship. Like other HTC One phones, this one, too, is made of metal and HTC says (if I’m understanding Google Translate correctly) it should be felt personally to be believed.
The One X9 features a 5.5 inch full HD 1920x1080p display and BoomSound speakers, something HTC’s latest flagship the One A9 lacks. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor which is paired with 3 GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of internal storage and comes with an SD card slot which supports cards up to 2 TB of extra storage. The phone is also equipped with two SIM card slots and 4G LTE. The device gets its juice from a 3,000 mAh battery, which should, on paper, provide plenty of battery life for day to day use.
The One X9 is equipped with a 13 MP camera on the back with dual flash. The camera module also includes optical image stabilisation. On the front, we get a 5 MP camera.
Surprisingly, the phone has capacitive navigation buttons on the front, something Google did away with long ago when it released Android Honeycomb. HTC itself use on screen navigation buttons in its other phones. HTC claims that customers actually want capacitive buttons and so they’re present in the One X9.
The phone is launching at a price of 2,399 Yuan, which works out to roughly $370. This is cheaper than the One A9 and HTC is clearly aiming this phone at the upper mid-range category. The last two years have seen a lot of great phones in this price range such as devices from OnePlus and Motorola, and we have to see if HTC can actually take them on. There’s also no word, at the time of publishing, on when/if this device will be available to the rest of the world.Source: HTC China
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