After being shown at the TENAA, China’s telecommunications equipment certification center, rumors that the HTC One X9 is scheduled for an early 2016 release are starting to become more frequent.
When compared to its predecessor, the HTC One A9, the X9 seems to borrow from its competitor’s products, using the design of the IPhone 6 and the glass covered camera of the Google Nexus 6P, among other similarities.
The new HTC One phone features the Boomsound stereo speakers, which were absent from the HTC One A9, but it sacrifices the fingerprint sensor that its previous iteration sported. The five inch full-HD screen is slightly larger than the one of the A9, with 401 ppi.
The processor found in this new device is a 2.2 GHz octa-core, along with 2GB of RAM and an internal storage size of 16GB. The internal memory can be boosted up to 1TB by using the microSD slot that the X9 has. The phone comes packaged with the Android Lollipop, 5.0.2, OS and weighs 174 grams for its 153.2 x 75.9 x 7.99mm size. The OS will probably be updated, when it reaches western markets, to the Android 5.1.1.
The HTC One X9 sports a 13 megapixel glass-covered camera and a 5 megapixel front-camera than can both capture video in 1080p, making it a pretty good acquisition for those who want to take photos or film wherever they might be.
Both the external and internal specifications of the phone were published by the TENAA, but they might change, including the name, when it will be released to the US and European markets next year. Even so, there is a high probability that the internal specifications will remain more or less the same if the company wants to launch it before the launch of the HTC One M10.
The release of the HTC One X9 being scheduled months before the HTC One M10 might be used a way to diversify the HTC market, giving users a more varied range of products when they choose to invest in buying such a device. This does not come as a surprise, because HTC is rumored to take interest in other branches of the technologic department, starting to focus on wearable devices and VR headsets.
The rumors that the HTC One X9 is scheduled for an early 2016 release, date based upon the publishing of its specifications by the TENAA, with no clear launch date set by HTC itself, will still remain rumors until HTC decides to release more information about their upcoming device.