Teaser time: HTC's next smartphone to have a 13MP camera, OIS, and capture RAW images

So, what does HTC have in store for us after the One A9, which we actually liked? If we're judging by the brand new teaser image that the Taiwan-based phone slinger posted on Weibo, the perfect follow-up to the One A9 will be a brand new handset with a 13MP rear camera and optical image stabilization that shoots in RAW, which is similar to what the HTC One A9 offers.

That's right, the once-dominant Android smartphone maker that bravely faced a number of hardships in the past year or so is seemingly prepping itself to launch a new handset, and we think we know which one that might be. Recently, we've been hearing lots of rumors that HTC is prepping itself to release a new mid-range device, which will reportedly be called the One X9. 

The device already starred in a handful of leaked pictures and also got certified by China's TENAA certification center, which revealed the most important bits of the phone's specs sheet. In particular, the leaked information about the rumored 13MP camera of the One X9 falls perfectly in line with HTC's teaser image. 

As far as the rest of the One X9's specs are concerned, we are almost sure that it will boast a 5.5-inch 1080p display, while a 2.2GHz octa-core chipset and 2 gigs of RAM will be responsible for the raw horsepower. The device will have measly 16GB of native storage, but a microSD card slot will be saving the day. As we already mentioned, a 13MP camera will be making the rounds at the back, while a 5-megapixel selfie shooter will adorn the front of the handset. Software-wise, the rumor mill puts the long-in-the-tooth Android 5.0.2 in charge.

This amount of leaks and rumors usually indicates that the announcement of the handset in question is almost imminent, and it seems that this will be the case with the One X9. Still, the fact that HTC's teaser was in Chinese and got posted on Weibo might be a dead giveaway that the HTC One X9 will be bound for the Chinese market. Regardless, would you get if it's available in a store near you?

source: Weibo via GForGames



1. aimkul

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

HTC is back on Bullet Train from Steam engine.Go ahead and launch New Desire and One series

2. SK_WS

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

the a9 just launched for around 3 months and now there is another mid range phone coming...?

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014



Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I actually kinda like how it looks. The front looks a little bit like the fan renders of the One M9 that everyone was wishing came to be...

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Kinda Like The Design And 13mp Is Good Enough To Have An Awesome Camera.

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

HTC and good cameras just don't mix..

9. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Exactly Toshiba camera sensors aren't as good as Sony made ones.

16. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014


17. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Haha, you must know all about the A9 right? Since you've used it, right? Because it's right up there with top 3, my pics are great, especially in low light, nothing compares, but keep trying with your jokes

7. Cosmin.m

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

"13MP camera, OIS, and shoot in RAW" Why is this news so "wow"? RAW shooting was implemented on older phones successfully, along with OIS and a 20mp camera for some years now. (in lumia's 930/1520 case).

14. -whis-

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

because its HTC... they fail to hard this year, so any progress they make is worth a #wow or #facepalm

18. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Your hashtags are a fail

8. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Those specs should had been for the HTC One M9+

10. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

PA: Pictures 4/6 and 5/7 are the same. Are you just trying to make it look like you posted more pictures than you actually did?

11. pipinstine

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

If this were available in the USA and had Boomsound I might have gotten it instead of the A9. I do really like the fact that the A9 has a great processor, more RAM and came with Marshmallow, so it would have been a really tough choice. If we could merge the A9, X9 and the M8/M9+ for the new M10 then that would be the device for me. I love the Boomsound of the M8 but with the layout of the M9+ with the finger print sensor in the middle of the bottom speaker. Then the fact that the A9 came with 3 GB or RAM was good and with a nice processor (I will be more excited for the 820 though and maybe even more RAM) and the 32GB of internal storage with the micro SD card option. The 13MP OIS camera is fantastic (though I loved the M8 UP camera just wish it would have been an 8MP or 12MP sensor with OIS). I'm not too upset about a 5 inch screen but the M9+ 5.2 inch would be good too, nothing much bigger though and of course the best quality with high density ppi. I have always loved the metal unibody design but the Apple look, even though HTC was doing the metal design first, is just a bit too much. The new front look of the X9 is pretty sweet and still seems to have that M7/8/9 look where the speakers are up front. I liked the curved back of the M7/8/9, it just felt good in the hand and I don't like the camera sticking out (to likely to get scratched way out there like that). I say keep the device a bit thicker and this way you can stick a better sized battery in it. Some features that HTC has not added to their flagship devices yet that I would like to see would be a form of water proofing like IP67 or better. Let's face it we all know someone that has dropped their phone in the toilet or spilled a drink on it or themselves when the phone was in the pocket or even been thrown into the pool. Some manufactured protection would allow us to show off the fantastic design of the phone and not require us to put that clunky case on it. True multitasking like the Blackberry OS had would be great too. When I'm loading a website and open a new tab or go to another app or do anything else on the phone I want that website or app or whatever task it was I was doing before I switched to do something else to finish without me needing to stare at it until it is done before I move on with my life (may be a restriction of the OS though). Doing this in the background would be sweet. Well that looks like a bit of a rant but hey I have passion for tech and wanted to share my thoughts so enjoy.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Uh, you must be asking for no one to read your post. I read the first paragraph and a half, then I quit as it was just a wish list and not an actual discussion

13. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I read all full the post

15. abdul_arc

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

Why HTC don't go for Glass & Metal frame combo material instead of plastic, and Nvidia Tegra X1 is more powerful the MediaTek Highend chipset and any other available in the market......

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