HTC One X9 makes its official debut in China

The HTC One X9 recently passed through China’s TENAA for certification, indicating that the device would soon make its official debut. Now, HTC (in Chinese) has officially unveiled its new mid-range smartphone.

The HTC One X9 is here

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In terms of design, the HTC One X9 borrows design elements from the HTC One A9, but with a few differences. It is also constructed out of aluminium, measuring 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.99 mm (screen-to-body ratio of 71.38%). The device comes with capacitive buttons under the screen, which is a bit strange since the majority of HTC’s recent smartphones feature on-screen buttons. The speakers appear to be carved in the upper and lower bezels, which is another design element that makes the device unique compared other HTC-made smartphones. Going to the back of the device, the HTC One X9 is similar to the HTC One A9 apart from the plastic band at the top.

Here are the HTC One X9’s specs. The device features a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). In the photography department, the HTC One X9 features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation, shoots RAW photos, and records 4K videos and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for snapping selfies and video chat. On board is 32 GB of internal storage. If this isn’t enough, it does come with a microSD card slot. Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with each core clocked at 2.2 GHz, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000 mAh battery. According to HTC, the One X9 is compatible with 5V / 1.5A fast-charging, which isn’t as fast as the modern 5V / 2A format used other devices such as the Nexus 6P, but it’s still around 30% faster compared to the usual 2V / 1A format.

Now let’s talk about pricing. In China, the HTC One X9 will set Chinese buyers back the equivalent of £250, cheaper that the HTC One A9, which costs around £292 in the country. In the UK, the SIM free HTC One A9 costs £419. HTC is yet to announce if the HTC One X9 will be available outside of China.

Want to know if the HTC One X9 will be available in the UK? If it were to be released over on our shores, would you get your hands on one? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further announcements.

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