HTC has taken the covers off a much-talked-about mid-range handset for China called the HTC One X9. There’s no news on if or when it will be hitting other countries worldwide, but it’s likely to find demand in rapidly growing smartphone markets like India too. With regards to its design, the Taiwanese manufacturer has thankfully left out any iPhone-like elements from its overall appeatance.
We mean, remember the Qualcomm-powered HTC One A9 which is was released on Snapdeal this month? Since a MediaTek chip has been used in the newest launch, it might be safe to say that its price will be comparably lower on these shores. Otherwise, there’s not enough difference between the pair to have fans of the brand confused about which one to buy.
The HTC One X9 has a bigger 3000mAh battery and is driven by the MediaTek Helio X10 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz. It features a touchscreen of 5.5 inches spewing out visuals in full HD resolution. There’s 3GB of RAM aboard as well as 32GB internal memory. The phone supports microSD cards for expanding the available storage space.
HTC One X9 specifications list:
– 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display
– Android with HTC Sense
– 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 processor
– 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 2TB expandability
– 13MP main camera, 5MP front snapper
– 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 millimeters
– 173 grams
– 3000mAh battery, works with 5V/1.5A fast charging
In China, the One X9 is pegged at 2399 Yuan, while its A9 cousin can be got for 2799 Yuan. It’s nice that HTC has crafted the smartphone to flaunt a unibody facade in metal. There’s nothing like a cleanly designed metal exterior to alleviate the mid-range status of devices targeted at customers on a modest budget.