HTC One X9: price, release date, specs and rumors

Update: Specs and renders leak
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Rumors surrounding the HTC One X9 have taken us on something of a rollercoaster ride. Initial speculation pointed to an uncharacteristically powerful device for HTC, but the latest rumors have left us wondering if there was any truth at all in those first reports. Here is all you need to know about the HTC One X9 price, release date, specs and rumors.

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Will the One X9 take design cues from the One M9 (above)? / © ANDROIDPIT

HTC One X9 release date

Leaker/developer LlabTooFeR took to Twitter to suggest that the One X9 would be less powerful than the A9, and that it would be released two or three months before the HTC One M10

HTC's One M series release dates have been as follows: the One M7 in February 2013; the M8 in March 2014; and the M9 in April 2015. This is roughly a 13-month release cycle, which would suggest the One M10 is due in May 2015. The One X9 could therefore land around February 2016. 

HTC One X9 price

The HTC One A9 entered the market with a retail price of US$499.99. If the One X9 is less powerful than the A9, as has been suggested, then its price should be lower too. 

HTC One X9 specs

When the device passed through China's regulatory body TENAA, it was revealed that the HTC One X9 is set to pack a 5.5-inch display with 1,080p resolution, a 2.2-GHz octa-core processor, and 2 GB RAM. 

It will also feature 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 13 MP rear camera, and 5 MP front-facing camera.

On the software side, the One X9 will run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box.

HTC One X9 design

We have caught a glimpse of the potential One X9 design in a leaked promo image. The One X9 is expected to launch at a lower price than that of the HTC One A9, HTC's most recent handset, so perhaps it will have a plastic body with metal accents, rather than a more expensive metal unibody.

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This leaked image suggests the One X9 will have a plastic body. / © Weibo

A post on Weibo, picked up by Times News, provided a set of renders in mid-December. The renders provide a more detailed look at the device than the previous offerings made possible by the device's clearing TENAA last month.

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A leaked render of the HTC One X9. / © Weibo

We'll keep you posted with all of the latest HTC One X9 news as we get it. What's your thoughts on the One X9? Let us know in the comments. 

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