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Not impressed with the HTC One A9? How about this One?


The HTC One A9 isn’t really the flagship smart phone that you’re looking for. Since its introduction, the metal clad smart phone is constantly accused of being a copy of the iPhone 6/6s. Besides, it gets a mid-range spec and it loses the front facing BoomSound stereo speakers.

If you’re hoping for something better, HTC is rumoured to be working on a new One X9 that looks promising.


From the purported leaked image shown above, the One X9 looks like an evolution of its HTC Butterfly series. The top and bottom grill indicates the presence of its Boom Sound speakers and surprisingly it appears to have capacitive buttons in front. That’s rather odd since HTC smart phone these days have opted for on-screen buttons.

It is alleged that it will carry a 5″ display that pushes a Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Helio X20 processor running on -board. The rumour continues with a massive 4GB of RAM, a 23MP main + 4MP Ultrapixel camera bombo and a generous on-board storage of 64GB to 128GB. Breaking its tradition of using smaller than average batteries, the One X9 is said to be fitted with a larger 3,500mAh capacity unit.

Looking at the timing, it is strange that HTC is releasing a high-end device at this time of the year, especially when the new One M series is due for replacement during MWC 2016. Like all rumours, we urge you to take this with a pinch of salt.


Alexander Wong