HTC One X9 dresses up but is still a mid-range smartphone

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    HTC One X9

    In a market flooding with mid-range phones, companies trying launch new models to emerge as the “mid-range phone of choice” are increasingly challenged. But one company is trying to get your attention with its premium finishes — HTC. And it is probably not a bad move as I have at least one friend who swears by the design of smartphones made by the Taiwanese manufacturer.

    HTC had threw its curved-back and sharper profile out the window, signature features in previous ‘One’ models. Instead, the HTC One X9 is clad in a premium-looking aluminium body with rounded corners. The new design direction is similar to the A9 model launched last year and has the same antenna lines on the back of the phones that are hauntingly similar to that of the iPhones.

    HTC is also giving you just enough processing power and features to keep you interested. The HTC One X9 has a 5.5-inch Super LCD screen, a octa-core Mediatek CPU with 3GB of RAM and shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. It has a 13-megapixel front camera with optical image stabilisation and a f/2.0 lens with the ability to shoot 4K videos.

    The phone comes with a pretty standard 32GB of storage, with option to increase that through the MicroSD card slot. Fans of HTC BoomSound will be glad that the HTC One X9 comes with the BoomSound speakers and Dolby Audio.

    Pricing details are not available yet.