The star of the HTC booth at MWC 2016 is the One X9. The successor to the HTC One A9 comes with a full metal body and the company touts it to feel like high-end silk. Well, we didn't feel like touching silk, but it did feel nice and solid in the hand.
The One X9 will be available in Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, Cooper Rose and all look gorgeous. It measures 8mm thick, but with a weight of 170 grams, you really feel the phone as a tank in your hand. The build quality is typical of an HTC high-end smartphone and we appreciate the company's crafstmanship.
In terms of specifications, the phone comes with a MediaTek Helio X10 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow smoothly and we were quite pleased with the 5.5" 1080p Super LCD screen.
At the back, the phone touts a 13MP auto-focus camera with OIS and f/2.0 aperture (folca length is 27.9mm). It can record 4K and offers Pro mode with manual controls and one-touch RAW enhancement.
The battery is 3,000mAh and supports fast charging through a 5V/1.5A charger. HTC has made the One X9 compatible with the Dot View case.
The HTC One X9 will begin rolling out in North Asia, Europe, and the Middle East from the end of this month.