The HTC One X9 has finally gone
official in China. The phone is priced at 2399 yuan ($370) and will go on sale
The One X9 is the more premium
version of the A9 launched earlier this year. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display
flanked on either sound by HTC's BoomSound speakers, the latter being
conspicuously absent on the A9. Inside there is the MediaTek Helio X10
processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There is a 13 megapixel camera
with OIS and 4K video on the back and UltraPixel camera on the front. The phone
is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
The version of Android is not yet
known but it's likely Marshmallow considering the A9 launched with Marshmallow
out of the box. Oddly enough, even though the X9 seems like an upgrade in
nearly every count over the A9, it lacks the fingerprint sensor found on the
A9. That aside, this is definitely the better option for anyone who found the
A9 a bit underwhelming. Hopefully, it is released in other markets soon.