HTC One X9 was recently announced, but the sad part is that the device is currently available in China only.
The premium One X9 comes with an octa-core MediaTek chipset, a 5.5-inch display, an amazing design and the best part is that it does not command a premium price.
HTC One X9 specs
Setting your eyes on the new HTC One X9 might confuse you for a premium smartphone thanks to its metallic unibody that has become a trademark for most premium gadgets in the mobile industry.
Digging deeper into the phone will reveal that it features a top-tier Helio X10 CPU that is made of eight Cortex A53 cores that manage a speed of 2.2GHz. This 64-bit processor has been paired with a massive PowerVR G6200 graphics unit that is clocked at 700MHz and is supported by a RAM of 3GB. As far as the storage is concerned, the phone has a decent 32GB of onboard storage.
You will also enjoy the selfies this phone will give you in low-light conditions thanks to the UltraPixel snapper it comes with on the front. At the back is a 13MP camera that is built with OIS and can capture 4K videos. If you are a serious mobile photographer, you will be happy to learn that the One X9 also supports RAW image capturing.
To go with the massive power and huge display behind the One X9, HTC built a similarly powerful 3,000mAh battery unit that the company claims can last up to 15 hours when making voice calls over 3G, 10 hours of HD video playback as well as 40 hours of nonstop music playback. The phone also supports quick charging.
As far as phablets are concerned, the new HTC One X9 is the smallest device the company has ever produced, measuring only 75.9mm in width. The 170-degree wide viewing display is protected by Gorilla Glass technology. The company opted for a Full HD panel that manages a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels rather than go for QHD or 4K display, something that has a positive impact on the battery life.
At the moment, HTC has not said a word on which OS is currently running on this device. However, given that the company unveiled HTC One A9 with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it won’t be a surprise to see the same OS on the new One X9 as well.
One sweet thing about the new HTC One X9 is, perhaps, its pricing. As you can see from the spec sheet, this phone can easily be confused with a high-end model, but the price puts it elsewhere. In China, the One X9 currently goes for about $370. This is the same price tag we expect HTC to put on the international version, which now, has no specific release date.