It’s too early to tell if the HTC One A9 will be a success, but considering the lukewarm responses from reviewers, not to mention the controversy surrounding the fact that the One A9 is a blatant iPhone clone, I don’t imagine it will be. This means that HTC’s search for a smartphone that can turn its shrinking sales around will continue, but if the information being leaked about the company’s upcoming One X9 is accurate, HTC might not have to search much longer. Not only does the device look pretty nice in the leaked image, it’s rumored to come with 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 820.
Having recently launched the iPhone-lookalike One A9, HTC looks set to release yet another One-series phone. A leaked press image on Weibo suggests that HTC will be releasing a new phone with BoomSound speakers in tow. The One X9 poster uses typically vague strap lines like ‘pursuit of brilliance’ and ‘packed with city smarts’, right in line with what we expect from most manufacturers. Given its in English (and assuming it’s genuine) it hints at a launch in English-speaking markets. According to Steve from NWE, we’re supposedly meant to expect a 5-inch 2560×1440 display, Snapdragon 820 processor (or Helio X20) plus 4GB RAM. Allegedly, there’s a 23MP camera on the back, 4MP UltraPixel camera on the front, stereo BoomSound speakers and a 3,500mAh battery. If those specifications are accurate — and I highly doubt they are — the One X9 will be the company’s next ‘proper’ (albeit small) flagship. Despite impressing early users, the One A9 doesn’t exactly match up to the likes of the Galaxy S6, Moto X Pure or Xperia Z5 in terms of pure performance and capabilities.
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