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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98 Comments

108. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

There it is

106. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

HTC FTW :)))))

102. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Sounds good. What did they compromise with this one?

105. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC Keynote. The only thing we compromised is everything.

107. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They can just steal the keynote from Apple.

100. Flyingbird

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

Superb. My request to htc, pls make the camera superior than any other flagship today along with this spec. I promise, I'll switch back to htc after my beloved hd2.

99. alcheng

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

it's only a picture and rumor, nothing solid... it's been a couple of times HTC has set the bar so high on news/rumors and eventually the product is so low that it barely crawl underneath the bar they set and disappoint the whole smartphone market. if it is using SD820, then it probably won't come out until Q1/Q2 of 2016 and they will get beaten badly by other brands ie Samsung or apple... but still, good luck, I will still buy their product if it turns out a good surprise.

96. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

seems like the only phone from HTC on 2015 that will sell.. lets wait for camera quality, performance, heat and pricetag, i believe theyll mess up something again this time

95. Memo214

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

HTC has done nothing but to disappoint lately, I really doubt the battery will surpass the 3000 mAh mark.

93. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

This looks pretty good! It has the latest hardware and brought back the use of capacitive buttons which the M-series went away from. Too bad it will be priced as a high-end smart phone. I would be seriously considering this but I only have the budget for a mid-range.

89. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

if this is real, this is finally what i've been waiting for from HTC. that front side design... nailed it! :) and good specs to match... QHD SLCD with a large battery, amazing speakers, expandable storage... i think most would agree this would be a big winner for them.

87. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Fake. Since when does HTC have the engineering skills to make a phone without big bezels, especially under the screen for their dumb logo.

81. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Dood! It has proper capacitive buttons, and no black bar at the bottom! This is the beginning of the comeback for HTC! Now please give us a larger-than 5.7" screen, and you got me. Hook, line and sinker.

80. GeekMovement unregistered

Oh oh exciting times lol I wish the best for them.

74. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like a typical butterfly or E8 looking model. HTC can't make anything look sleek can they? I still have to look at the back and sides but at this point, the LG Optimus G does this design style a lot more elegant and slick.

72. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I would definitely buy one. I been waiting on HTC to get their s**t together. Finally. I wonder will the Uh-Oh Protection apply to this too. I may just save my T-Mobile Score upgrade for this (if it applies). If it doesn't apply, I'll just wait till it comes out,and buy it. Hopefully it comes with the Snapdragon 820, so I can use Quick Charge 3.0. I would prefer a 1080p screen, also. I won't the best battery life I can get, and I rather have that than a draining Quad HD screen.

77. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

1080p should be just about useless on the SD820 and up. What people fail to realize is that diminishing returns applies to everything and not just display resolution. You might think QHD is overkill for sharpness but so is taking the measures of using only a 1080p display to conserve battery, its overkill. The GS5 with the SD805 and QHD display lasts pretty much just as long as the GS5 with the SD801 and 1080p display with the same size battery. The SD820 should be able to sip battery with a QHD display in its sleep. I really don't see the lower res display conserving much battery this generation.

94. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Welp, in my experience, I've had worse battery life with Quad HD displays smartphones than with smartphones with 1080p displays. Either way, I still rather have 1080p regardless.

78. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Only thing a 1080p display does these days is pad the benchmarks pretty much so you might as well go QHD or Sony style and go 4k. lol

65. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

I would gladly take a slightly smaller version with on-screen buttons

63. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

23MP camera, and 3500mAh battery? Unlikely for HTC...

97. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

HTC playing the megapixel card...

61. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If this is real, my best friend (the HTC junkie) will be all over it.

51. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Day or night, One World Trade looks great on a phone.

50. OrigPhoneGeek

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

This is what the M9 should have been...

49. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

HTC: How To Confuse You keep digging your self in a hole to point where i stopped feeling sorry for you.

42. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Another day and another Android. So glad I'm sticking with vanilla devices like the iPhone and Nexus.

37. Achillias

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Finally they got rid of the on-screen buttons. Alot of company's are making the switch now back to physical buttons, which is the way to go.

46. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

With touch screen keys you can hide them, change their looks or simply remove them and use other navigation applications like GMD through which you can use the whole screen in all applications without any compromises. Hardware keys are an eyesore and ugly you can't change them or remove them. But everyone has his preference.

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