Upcoming HTC One X9 gets full reveal with leaked images and video

HTC clearly took some design inspiration from the Nexus 6P, building its own camera visor on the back.

There isn’t much mystery left for HTC’s next smartphone, the One X9. After a couple of previous leaks, Chinese site Anzhuo did what nearly amounts to a review with multiple images and video of what seems like a pretty good-looking phone.

The main question is if this phone will come stateside. The device is scheduled to launch in China, but it is unclear if and how far its retail presence might be.

In terms of specs, the phone has a 5.5-inch, 1080 display with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM (there may be two different models). The phone also is said to have a 3,000mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot, and an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor.

htx x camera bump anzhuo.cn

The HTC One X9 has a very familiar-looking camera bump on the back of the device.

On the back there’s a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and a 4K video recorder. That’s not the only thing there—you’ll see a camera visor that looks very much like what you’ll find on the Nexus 6P.

The report also says the phone can support dual SIM cards, with one of the slots doubling as microSD storage. The phone opts for dedicated buttons on the bezel, which does grant you a little more screen real estate without Android’s black bar.

Why this matters: HTC is doing everything it can to reverse its slump, complete with churning out new devices like the One A9. While it was decent enough, the mediocre specs and iPhone-inspired design doesn’t help it stand apart in a crowded field of rather good devices. This next year will be pivotal for HTC to try and regain some traction against larger competitors like Samsung and LG.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags htchtc onerumors

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Derek Walter

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Skywatcher Dobsonian 8″ Collapsible Telescope

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Whodunnit™ Duo-Scope MFL-007 Microscope Kit

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Logitech Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?