HTC One X9 teaser suggests a possible Christmas unveiling

A couple of months ago, we first heard of a new HTC One X9 smartphone being in the works. The rumors back then pinned it as a high-class handset, with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, a QHD (1440 x 2560) display, 4 GB of RAM, and a 23 MP camera. Later on, however, subsequent reports showed that it's going to be a midranger, with an octa-core MediaTek SoC, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 MP camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. Full pictures of the device also leaked, showing it in its full glory – capacitive navigational buttons and stereo BoomSound speakers were revealed.

Yep, seems we know almost all there is to know about the HTC One X9. There are three things that are still a mystery – price, release date, and regional availability. It is entirely possible that HTC may be prepping the X9 for the Asian markets only, as we've seen it do with spinoffs of its One M9 and One M8 before.

Speculations said that the One X9 may be launching in early 2016, possibly alongside HTC's next flagship (One M10?). But a new teaser may be suggesting that HTC is aiming for a launch much sooner.

The teaser in question is just a “Merry X-Max” poster by HTC, with the profile of the One X9 being clearly present on the front (the capacitive buttons and the fact that the letter X is right in the center of the device). Could this be a hint that the company plans to unveil the new midranger right in the middle of the holidays? It might be, but it could also just be an effort to draw some attention towards its upcoming devices, while also wishing its fans “Happy holidays”.

A smartphone announcement on the day of Christmas? Sonds crazy – what do you think?

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One X9
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

HO-ho f**k me

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

They got capacitive buttons! Yes!

17. Amw86

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

the one thing that makes me not want this phone, lol

15. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

It looks very similar to butterfly s from 2013 :(

2. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I think, if priced well, its a good midrange device from HTC for quite a long time. Smaller bezels, sleek, symmetric design, metal body, 3000 mah battery, boomsound and camera with ois, probably the same as one A9, which already proved that its good. Seems like a solid device, but dont kill it will ridiculous price.

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Make it no more than 350 for the base SKU and it'll be a worthy device!

3. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Will be the BEST midrange device. I hope the price will be reasonable


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

what an eyesore, man HTC is really striving to always come back with an uglier device after the m8.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Please will someone fire the design team.

9. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

The design is finally great. Whats wrong with your eyes? simple, symetric with nice speaker grills.

8. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

If u just shut the f**k up I think it's gonna be great

7. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome specs Wish everything will be ok

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The speakers look like they was taken from the fake M9 design that was 1st showen off and all Htc fans was thinking they got a good looking phone, hahahahahahah

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It still is a good-looking phone!

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Why Christmas tho

14. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Not bad in my humble opinion. The design looks like the original butterfly except for the bottom speaker grill.

16. rsiders

Posts: 2017; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If they really do this on Christmas it better be worth people's time. HTC used to be my favorite manufacturer. Still rooting for them though.

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