HTC has announced yet another metallic “hero” Android device, the One X9. The announcement comes from the Taiwanese tech giant’s Weibo account. The smartphone is also listed on the company’s China website. Priced at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,400), the smartphone will be hitting shelves in China soon. HTC has not yet mentioned when it will make the smartphone available globally.
On paper, the X9 is pretty much what you’d expect from a premium mid-ranger these days, as it comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display (likely IPS), an octa-core MediaTek X10 chipset (8x Cortex-A53), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a dedicated microSD slot (up to 2TB), a 3,000 mAh battery and dual Nano SIM slots. Radio-wise, you get the regular UMTS 3G (850/900/1900/2100) plus China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G (1900/2000), along with dual-mode LTE (FDD bands 1/3/5/7/8/28; TDD bands 38/39/40/41).
On the camera front, the One X9 includes a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with 2nd-gen OIS that can detect body shake in 0.125 milliseconds, a BSI back-illuminated sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and LED-flash. It can capture images in Raw format and record videos in 4K resolution. The front-facing 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture, a 24.7mm lens, and can record videos in full-HD resolution.
The dual front-facing speakers of the HTC One X9 are powered by Dolby Audio technology. Measuring 153.9×75.9×7.99mm, the smartphone weighs roughly 170 grams and will be available in Gunmetal Grey and Silver colour variants.