Not long after the HTC One X9 was rumoured, it has now been registered on TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of SIRIM in Malaysia. Featuring an unspecified 2.2GHz octa-core processor and a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, the X9 is set to be a bigger – and more powerful – device than the One A9.
It’s not hard to see the resemblance between the One X9 and A9. With the launch of the latter earlier last month, this is likely HTC’s new design language. While the design will definitely draw criticisms from many parties (due to the device’s resemblance to a certain fruity smartphone), HTC was quick to point out that it was the one that was copied.
Whichever the case may be, the X9 does gain several features not found on the A9, such as the front-facing speakers. More likely than not, these will be HTC’s signature BoomSound speakers, which will definitely please its fans. However, unlike the One A9, the X9 does not seem to have a fingerprint sensor.
Based on the One X9’s TENAA certification, it seems to have 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory, a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 1TB, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. What immediately stood out from this list of hardware are the rather small RAM size and internal memory, although the latter is easily expandable with a microSD card.
Of course, as these information did not come from HTC itself, nothing is set in stone yet. Also, the TENAA certification lists the device as One X9u, which may suggest that there are several variants of the device. We’ll know for sure once HTC decides to officially announce its latest phablet.