News by Josh Dasey on Monday November 09, 2015.
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Burned again. Yesterday we told you about the HTC One X9, a smartphone that will be arriving early next year that was reported to have blazing specs. We argued it should be the flagship the company should have delivered with the One A9, but were cautious because HTC's output has been patchy this year. Our misgiving proved correct as several reputed sources are saying today that the One X9 will not come with high end specs at all.Yesterday the specs mooted were:
Such features as BoomSound front facing stereo speakers are back, while HTC is positioning the One X9 to compete shoulder to shoulder with the best devices on the market. There will be a Quad HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, a 3500mAh battery, and a 23 megapixel primary camera.That bounty of hardware proved to be a pipe dream as @Evleaks and @LlabTooFeR, two of the most reliable sources out there, have both said that the One X9 will not be a flagship at all. In fact, Evleaks says the specs will read like a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel camera, and a 3000mAh juicer. Not too shabby if HTC can keep the price right and the X9 looks as slick as it does in the image above, but still, not a flagship. So, what about a HTC handset that packs specs to match the bleeding edge smartphones on the market? Well, that should be the One M10, the company?s next flagship that will launch early next year... we guess that may sport most of the specs listed for the One X9, but these days with HTC, who knows.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.