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

1. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

NAH..

38. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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

30. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

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

43. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

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

44. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

But im sure its not gonna hapen.

55. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

66. Marienx

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 27, 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

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

57. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

62. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

60. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I say it would cost around the V10.

67. markoss

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 04, 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

76. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

84. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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

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.

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

The A9 will cost $500 after today.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

68. markoss

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 04, 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

13. my-ass-is-cute

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

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.

40. my-ass-is-cute

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 25, 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?

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.

56. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

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.

98. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

64. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

71. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

21. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 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

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