The HTC One X9 and Samsung Galaxy A9 are now sold via Chinese suppliers. The giant Asian producers have both released their new mobile phones earlier this week, after many months with leaked images and rumors surrounding them.
The recent 5.5” One X9 produced by HTC has a large screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 and is operated by the powerful MediaTek chip along with 3 GB of RAM. The device has a price tag of around $350 for a version with 32 GB of internal memory, but that it can be extended up to a whooping 2 TB via micro SD cards.
On the back, it rocks the 13 MP digital camera with OIS features, identical to the modern sensor incorporated into its One A9 relative, and the regular 5MP frontal shooter. The 3000-mAh battery is more than enough to last through an entire day of use, even for heavy media consumption.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 has similar dimensions and battery energy, with a small advantage on its side. It sports a massive 6” Super AMOLED display and a hefty 4000-mAh battery under the hood. The Galaxy A9 also has a 13 MP back camera, but provides a more capable 8 MP sensor in the front, compared to the HTC One X9.
The heart of the smart phone is represented by the Snapdragon processer, 3 GB of RAM, complemented by the same modest capacity of only 32 GB of memory. However, the device’s storage space can be expanded up to 128 GB and there are no official details about its cost yet.
The new Galaxy A9 is in line with the other lately launched mobile phones, combining rounded glass panels and aluminum alloy with powerful tech specifications and functions, like the fingerprint scanner or Samsung Pay.
In contrast with Samsung’s continuity , the One X9 represents a change from previous HTC premium phones. It still sport the all-metal frame, a feature that the organization has incorporated since its first gadgets, while from the rear it appears very similar to an iPhone, just like its One A9 predecessor.
When you look at it even closer, the X9 has the overall look of a Samsung smart phone more than anything, since the Taiwanese producer uses glass layers and even a series of capacitive keys below the screen.
This also offers enough space for the potential return of the famous HTC Boomsound speakers. These mobile phones will probably remain limited to being sold only in China, since the producers did not offer other information about their availability in the United States or in European countries.
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