HTC One M10 and One X9 to be launched in the first half of 2016

HTC One M10 and One X9 to be launched in the first half of 2016
The unannounced HTC One X9 that seemingly showed up over the week-end in a leaked image is expected to be launched next year, and we initially heard that this would be a high-end smartphone. But that doesn't seem to be the case.

According to HTC ROM developer @LlabTooFeR (known for providing reliable information when it comes to HTC-related stuff), the One X9 will indeed be released next year, but it's going to be a device positioned below the One A9 - which is not exactly a high-end phone.

Reportedly, the One X9 - model number E56 - will be available sometime in the first quarter of 2016 (January - March). @LlabTooFeR has it that, 2 to 3 months after the One X9, HTC will launch a flagship successor to the One M9, which could be called One M10.

While there's no word on the features of the One M10, @LlabTooFeR says that most of the rumored specs of the X9 are wrong: there's no Quad HD screen, no Snapdragon 820 or MediaTek Helio X20 processor, no 4 GB of RAM, no 3500 mAh battery.

@evleaks seems to be confirming that the One X9 / E56 isn't a high-end smartphone, mentioning that its features should include a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 4 MP UltraPixel front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, and a 3000 mAh battery. There will be a MediaTek processor inside the X9, but it's not clear what model exactly.

At the moment, we don't know if the leaked HTC One X9 promo image seen below is showing the real device. Hopefully, we'll soon find out more about this, as well as about the One M10.


sources: @LlabTooFeR, @evleaks

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29 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

The M9 was by no means a bad phone, it just didn't stand out. I hope the M10 will get something to make it special.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

In comparision to other flagships it was very very average, 810, below average camera and same design as previous year

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"same design as previous year" well, many companies do this, it's their "signature design", so that people will know what brand is it just from it's design.

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Well the X9 just gave me a nerd boner kill. In fact it seems like a high end spec Chinese phone they will give. No rude bias, but just saying.

2. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I'm over HTC. They used to be great, but They haven't done anything meaningful since the M7. It's like they made the M7, and just rested on their laurels. Sammy, LG, Huawei, and Motorola all have more compelling offerings this year. :-(

12. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I think motorla had nothing new this year just spec bump up and lower the price. seems they didn't spent money this time on research and saved those money and then decreased those prices to sell there phones.. they using almost same design for 3 generations. curved back.

29. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

except not. Motorola did change the design, improved the camera immensely, added more Motomaker options, etc.

3. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

No..I think this year HTC will offer a really good device..totally worth for me to see what they bring to the table in 2016

13. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I hopes same, for me HTC Only need to improve camera and make it not good but great camera, rest I'm sure HTC will do great, all new phones will have SD820, 3-4GB RAM, QHD displays(AMOLED i guess this time as A9 have that) return of Stereo speakers. okay thats getting typical. real question is how they will differentiate themselves from the crowd.

4. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

5. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It might be a new phone, though, since the first time the A9 leaked people thought it was a photoshopped iPhone 6.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Back-of-HTC-Aero-A9-surfaces-bares-uncanny-resemblance-to-Apple-iPhone-6-UPDATE_id72986

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

is that news???/ dont we already know they gonna release first half isnt it obvious trend

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think the real news is the implication that HTC will still exist in 2016...

8. T-Dizzle

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

If they release the M10 that late in the year sales will probably be very lackluster.

10. Eclectech

Posts: 349; Member since: May 01, 2013

I played with the A9 at the Sprint spite today and then I held the iPhone, which was nearby and also the HTC one M8...then I pulled out my Galaxy S6 and compared it to the A9...the freaking phone felt more premium than all the phones I just mentioned and the screen looked every bit as good. Seriously HTC did a good job.

14. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

The battery is too small though and they should have used capacitive buttons instead of on-screen buttons, as it already has a fingerprint scanner.

11. Furbal unregistered

ultrapixel 13 mp rear camera please!

15. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

17. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I would of bought it had it looked like that

25. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

"would have"

22. ryanmononoke

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

To be honest, this would have changed their fortune if they have produced M9 based on this rendered design.

18. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

the last good phone from htc is the One M7, after that? Nothing

20. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The butterfly phones are pretty rad but you can't get them outside Japan. So yeah...M7's legacy can't be followed. In this gen at least.

24. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Butterfly hasn't been as good in the past two years years, why ditch the large battery of the Butterfly s? In the Butterfly 3, QHD screen + Snapdragon 810 + 2700 mAh battery, what can go wrong?

21. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

So HTC is planning to make a $700+ phone again? PLEASE, it's NOT working Stay in the ASUS territory, if you want to survive

23. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Whats the difference between Dolby Audio and Boom Sound?

26. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

boomsound are the speakers on an htc handset while what dolby does is it enhances the sounds, gives it more depth, clarity and packs a punch. I have the m9 and I love the sounds on my phone

27. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

I feel like this Celldweller song perfectly describes how HTC has been doing this past yearhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i4x8PC25nY&list=FLMCnlskfq8vZ_XkkxKdckOQ&index=3

28. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

I hope the One M10 isn't going to have a 6 inch display like they are saying... Hopefully it's more like 5.5 inches.

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