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High-end HTC One X9 allegedly leaks out: Quad HD screen, BoomSound speakers, 4GB of RAM, and more

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High-end HTC One X9 allegedly leaks out: Quad HD screen, BoomSound speakers, 4GB of RAM, and more
After launching the One A9, HTC is apparently getting ready to introduce another One-branded smartphone, which might be called One X9. This name is showing up on a leaked promo image, alongside what appears to be a white variant of the upcoming device that's presented as being "packed with city smarts" - yeah, we all love ambiguous taglines.

Unlike the One A9, the One X9 seems to have BoomSound speakers, and could be a high-end smartphone.

Rumors coming out of China are suggesting that the handset sports a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display of at least 5 inches, and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, or a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor. Other features might include 4 GB of RAM, a 4 MP UltraPixel front-facing camera, a 23 MP rear camera, 64 GB to 128 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3500 mAh battery.

At the moment, we can't know for sure if the image seen above (click to enlarge) is genuine. Hopefully, we'll soon find out more about this alleged HTC One X9.

Three years ago, HTC introduced the One X, arguably one of its best Android smartphones to date. Will the One X9 be released as a successor to that handset? We'll just have to wait and see.

Update: It looks like the One X9 is just a mid-range smartphone after all.

via: Nowhereelse (translated)

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posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:04 39

1. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3630; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If the A9 is any indication, the X9 will cost about $1500. ;-)

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:48 2

27. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1936; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


NAH..

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:28 12

38. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Might be the "hero" device.. Rumored about... Seems pretty cool with awesome specs.. Let's see if it sees the light of day and the price offering.. Coz might turn out "flagship killer. Oops HTC killer".... if priced *exorbitantly

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:51 1

30. pifon (Posts: 66; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


when i saw the psecs, first what I thought was that the A9 was/is the "affordable" one, lol

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:36 1

43. TheHeartBreakKid (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Jul 2015)


Gsmarena and phoneradar says about 500usd. Will be incredible if the sprcs, picture, and price turns out to be true.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:37 8

44. TheHeartBreakKid (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Jul 2015)


But im sure its not gonna hapen.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:36 3

55. zeeBomb (Posts: 1731; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Ohhhh mah gad. Is this truly HTCs Mythical superhero device, the X9? Which had design renders of what I'd expected from the M9???

HTC...you smart. You loyal. I appreciate that.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:43 3

66. Marienx (Posts: 58; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


This is the design that the M9 should had been and HTC would be packed with money right about now.http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/167385-image/HTC-One-M9-renders---this-phone-is-on-fire-2.jpg

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 15:29

88. carlemillward (unregistered)


Marienx is right, this is not the renders from the M9, it is actually a refresh of the Butterfly S.

http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/htc/htc-butterfly-s.jpg

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:41

57. zeeBomb (Posts: 1731; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Anyone got the Alcatel Idol 3 and An HTC device with em? I want a loudspeaker test!

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:12

62. jellmoo (Posts: 1460; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


There's some available on YouTube, though trying to do a sound test like that is kind of pointless. It seems that the Idol 3 is a fair bit louder, but has a tinny quality and lacks the depth of sound that the M9 has.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:49

60. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


I say it would cost around the V10.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:45

67. markoss (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


pretty announcement for the next year, when all models of leading manufacturers have similar specifications. Beautiful advertisements HTC. although it will be too late for HTC, the price will be unrealistically high and somewhere will blow it here

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 13:07

76. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3210; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


if its well priced to help them sell then i will get one just to get one.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 13:55

84. torr310 (Posts: 770; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


HTC's phones have killed all my hope for them. They are truely killer phones.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:04 3

2. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Who is this HTC they speak of? Honestly though.. I wish them luck. The a9 is a turd so I hope they have something more substantial in tow

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:11 14

5. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


What's wrong with the A9. I think it's a pretty cool phone. Yes, it looks asymmetrical and ugly. But it's a midrange phone which costs 400 bucks. What else do you expect?

I'm glad they got rid of boomsound. They finally realised mobile speakers are for listening to ringtones, alarms and notifications. Fingerprint scanner is much more useful than that. The screen is excellent from what I've heard and is an AMOLED panel. The camera is also much better than any other HTC phone and is pretty good for a 400$ phone. The performance is top-notch and HTC UI has always been awesome. The 15-day promised android updates and pre-installed marshmallow are nexus-grade and sweeten the pot further.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:18 3

8. ThePython (Posts: 865; Member since: 08 May 2013)


The A9 will cost $500 after today.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:25 2

10. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Well yes, but you can buy it today at 400$ if you want one.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:46 1

68. markoss (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


pretty announcement for the next year, when all models of leading manufacturers have similar specifications. Beautiful advertisements HTC. although it will be too late for HTC, the price will be unrealistically high 1000 usd , and somewhere will blow it here

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:31 13

13. my-ass-is-cute (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Oct 2015)


"They finally realized mobile speakers are for listening to ringtones, alarms and notifications" says who, a troll who never used a phone with front facing speakers? Speakers phone now is becoming as important as display. There are a lot of people who desire smartphone for multimedia rather than that useless fingerprint sensor. If you got a 700$ smartphone with s**tty speaker quality you're a fool obviously. Go try a superphone like idol 3 which has hi-fi sound speakers before talking BS.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:38 8

18. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That was my opinion and I'll stick with it. Yes, I have used phones with front firing speakers. I exchanged my S4 for a Nexus 6 with a friend for a week. Yes, nexus 6 was not as good as HTC boomsound but whatever.

I have an amazing sound system, an amazing 200$ headphone pair and my laptop has 90 dB dual JBL speakers which can blow your mind. In front of all of that, mobile speakers sound like garbage. There's not enough low end and the frequency range and soundstage is too small. Also, a 5" stereo seperation is as good as nothing.

When I'm at home or anywhere, I carry my headphones which will give me much better sound for multimedia. Also if you even have a little-bit of social manners, you won't play loud music in a public place. When you're at home, you have access to much better sound system. So I don't see a scenario where a smartphone with better speakers will be useful.

That was just my opinion. You bashing me and using those harsh words simply show what kind of a person you are.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:29 11

40. my-ass-is-cute (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Oct 2015)


And who cares about your sound system at home btw? Aren't we talking about speakerphone? If you really need to compare speaker on mobile phone to your home theater, then it's the end of the world. I just ask this, do you always brings along your separated speakers while listening to music, or do you need to sit in front of your home theater whenever you feel like a song?

Front stereo speakers (like the moto x style or alcatel idol 3) do make a big difference in mobile sound especially while you're watching a high quality movie in front of your face, yes, it actually does not deliver experience like your home system or separated speakers, but it still proves that it has the edge over the normal bottom or back speaker, it spreads deep bass, crisp and clear sound.

You were disrespecting people choice by saying mobile speaker is only for notification , ringtone and alarm. You talk like you're the one who should be well treated?

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:38 13

45. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Why do you need a speaker phone.

No, I don't carry my speaker with me. But you're not supposed to play music loud in public places. it's rude and I'm against it.

If I want to listen to music out, I always carry my pair of M50x with me. It doesn't disturb others and I can listen to a much richer sound than ever possible using idol 3.

Still your opinion doesn't give me even one real-world scenario where a dual front speaker will be useful .

Indoors: I'd prefer my home sound setup.

Outside home in public places: you're not supposed to play loud music.

Outside in absolute silence(like your office): I have a better speaker than a phone there too.

So no, I still don't get your point.

"I'm disrespecting people by saying mbile speaker is just for notifications." - This is the stupidest thing I've heard all week. Whom did I disrespect. I just gave my opinion. I didn't use bad words or bash anyone like you did.

Do you even know what disrespecting someone means? Do a quick google search kid.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:38

56. zeeBomb (Posts: 1731; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


What laptop u got? And 4k monitor...just curious.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:44

58. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I own an oldie lenovo Y510p. It's starting to show its age.

Since I'm a programmer, my laptops don't age very well due to being constantly in heavy use.

It has a 1080p screen and it's fine for normal usage. If I was buying a laptop now, I'd prefer one with a WQHD+(1800X3200) one.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 19:36

98. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1019; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Wow you're also a programmer? I don't know but all the programmers I know also likes and uses android phones, coincidence?
Except those who are iOS app programmers that is.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:16 1

64. Awalker (Posts: 1363; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I'm the same way. I have about ten Bluetooth speakers and several pairs of headphones. Front facing speakers do nothing for me and I have a M7, Moto X 2014 and Nexus 6.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 12:12 2

71. PryvateiDz (Posts: 133; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I have to agree with you fully. I love front-facing dual stereo speakers; however, I never listened to music with them. Most of the time I'm in college for the majority of the year, so playing my music outloud would not be suitable. Plus, I prefer my music experience to be invidividual. So, I only used the speakers for ringtones and notifications, and gaming, whenever that was. Other than that, I would plug in my HD headphones for my media experiences.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:40

21. seret6 (Posts: 140; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Tyrion i respectfully disagree
Htc m9 is not just worst flagship of 2015 but also worst flagship of all time
I take it u like a9
U shud choose s6 edge plus or note 5 and use them for a month
Maybe both
Or use one of them and an iphone 6s or plus. A9 is a rip off in my opinion compared to the proper flagships of our time

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:55

32. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I'm using an S6 for 7 months or so and I absolutely love this phone. Note 5 will be a very similar experience + a bigger screen and stylus features.

I never said A9 is the best phone of 2015. I just said I like the device. That doesn't mean I'm gonna buy it or so.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:14

35. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1019; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Says someone who never owned an M9

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:43

23. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Your opinion is valid and noted; no one I know or have knowledge of, who uses their phone to play music or any kind of sound out loud, gets along with just the built-in speakers. Rather they invest in a proper, separate speaker for when they're in private, and use headphones when in public.
IMO, quality loudspeakers is one of the least important aspects of a smartphone, and I suspect most users agree with me on this...

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:27

53. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 115; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


I for one disagree, speakers are important to me and your suspection is wrong because one of the selling points of HTC is the dual speakers which speaks volumes about how loudspeakers are important and i know a lot of people who play music or multimedia in general out loud. Example: old people, people who aren't phone savvy,....... That's a big slice of the market.

Facts:

1. Two speakers are better than one.
2. Having better speakers is more useful than making the device all metal.(just an example).
3.You choose to have headphones or external speakers around you because they offer better experience. but what if you forgot them or your in situations you can't bring them or use them, another point is that phone usage customs differ from one country to another especially in 3rd world countries where phone accessories can be a luxury.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:49

28. jellmoo (Posts: 1460; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Which is fine. If you want a phone with dual front facing speakers, options like the M9 exist. If you'd prefer to have a device with a fingerprint scanner, options like the A9 exist. Some people don't need or care about having amazing speakers on a smartphone. That does not make them a fool.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 12:33

73. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Um speakers are nowhere near as important as display.lol

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:47

24. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


You seriously must be kidding
You might not need BoomSound but double ffront facing speakers are definitely louder and more clear than a single speaker down and they can't be muffed by accident unlike down speaker
The fingerprint is already present since the m9+ and ME with BoomSound , Camera wise may be better than yesteryear flagships but sure as hell it doesn't come anywhere near the M9 and its variants .. It is not a good phone for 400 $ , it is an overpriced overhyped iPhone Clone and don't say Apple did it first because Apple didn't copy the entire freakin' design , I never see an iPhone and I mistake it for an HTC One .. 400 or 500 $ for a midrange device at best ? That's bullcrap I could get the M8 Eye for the same amount of money and it is much better
If you're so keen on fingerprint sensor
You can get the Huawei G8 for 330$ and it isn't going to get more expensive , Also it is not an iPhone Clone , it has a better implemented sensor than Apples and Samsungs and even the old One Max , it does have a Sony imx237 13 MP cam with OIS and dual tone Dual LED Flash and , 32 / 3 GB Rom/Ram as STANDARD

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:08

34. jellmoo (Posts: 1460; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Let's break this down:

-Boomsound speakers: Yup, they're nice. Now list all of the flagships that don't have them.

- M9+: Yup, it has both a fingerprint scanner and boomsound speakers. It's also a lot taller, somewhat wider, and considerably thicker than the A9.

- Camera: If you don't think that the camera on the A9 is miles better than the one on the M9, then I have a bridge to sell you.

- $400: It is in fact a good phone for $400. Not so much at $500.

iPhone design: Sure, it looks like an iPhone. So?

M8 Eye: No, it isn't much better. It's also not available in NA, nor is it LTE compatible here.

Huawei G8: It's also much taller and wider. And it also comes in both 2gb/16gb and 3GB/32GB variants... And the whole, you know, how to actually buy one.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:50

29. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


And if I want updates I would getmyself a nexus , this will only get one quick update and then you forget they promised quick updates .

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:16 1

36. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


400 which is still more expensive than the nexus 5x? Now 500 which is close the the 6p? It's garbage sir.. Im not buying an imitation phone with a weak processor

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:40 6

48. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


the 380$ version of 5x is worthless. You'll get 11 or 12 GB free. And no microSD.

Nexus 5X is 430$. deal with it.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:30 3

54. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


And the a9 is 509 after today.. Deal with it

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 14:07 2

85. JMcNulty (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Oct 2015)


Also comes with a year of Uh oh protection free. While the 5x has Googles two year protection, it cost an extra $70 which would also put it at $500. Both phones have trade offs, sure the a9 is less appealing with an additional $100 on it, then again most phones don't give you that opportunity at launch. But I'm also not so concerned that strangers think I'm using a knock off.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:52

70. markoss (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Nexus phones are designed for programmers and developers

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:29 1

39. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


600 euros in Europe...

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 09:39

47. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Whoa, that's certainly not worth it. But man, everything is expensive one place or other. iPhone 6s 64 GB costs 1300$ here in my country.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 11:50

69. markoss (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


pretty announcement for the next year, when all models of leading manufacturers have similar specifications. Beautiful advertisements HTC. although it will be too late for HTC, the price will be unrealistically high minimum 1000usd ,and somewhere will blow it here

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:47

59. dazed1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Scanner can never be as good as stereo speakers.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 13:28

79. nebula (Posts: 474; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


"They finally realised mobile speakers are for listening to ringtones, alarms and notifications. "

It's like saying there are DSLR Compact System Cameras bridge camera why bother to have good camera on the phone then?>!

Coming from M7 I hate I have to use Iphone 6 1+1 NExus 5x single speaker. There is not a single day I don't use smartphone firing speaker.
Think of it as demand and supply. You obviously don't have necessity for it and that is perfectly fine for your needs and environment. However there is demand for casual media consumption . Even Apple implemented rich audio experience known as high-fidelity speakers for Ipad Pro line as part of premium experience. I know Ipad Pro is much bigger device but smartphones used for mostly same reason visuals with sound or sound alone.

HTC realized stereo is rather for flagship and it makes a sense to be more selective what audio experience you get depending on the cash you spend.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 13:43

82. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Bigger tablets should have front facing stereo speakers because they are used primarily at home or inside. Smartphones not so much.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 14:13

86. nebula (Posts: 474; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


"Should" is vague definition. I think, since, 4 manufacturers at least implement stereo speakers on they smartphones it says something about market and it's certain tendencies. HTC Nexus Motorola Sony. I am surprised I don't see many from China OEM's .

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 23:44

103. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


with $400 price tag, i'd be happily get a Nexus or One Plus Two/X.

posted on 08 Nov 2015, 16:25

109. golfreak12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


WTF, one of the main reason why I bought the Moto X Pure was because of the stereo speakers. Everyone I showed off the speakers to were impressed compared to their phone. Just because its not important to you doesn't mean the same for others.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:05

3. abdoualgeria (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Make the device using these specs, use a cool design, make the price right, and you will have success.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:11

6. shady_maniac (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Jul 2015)


f*ck megapixels htc. bring quality.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:15 4

7. baldilocks (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Way too many teenagers allowed to comment on PhoneArena.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:33 4

16. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Adults are just overgrown teenagers. Nobody ever grows up, they just grow old.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 16:08

91. medtxa (Posts: 1103; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


True, adult are just people who can't have fun.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:19 2

9. Rocket (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


if they phone will looks exactly as on the picture I will definitively buy it.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 08:29 1

12. amanjain1 (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Apr 2015)


Finally they are getting rid of that ugly black htc branded bezels..yay

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