HTC One X9 is the latest to use the Helio X10

Ever since we got a taste of the Helio X10 with the Letv Le 1, we’ve been mighty impressed with what this SoC can achieve… at times, without making the phone around it too expensive.

The newest phone to have the MediaTek SoC is HTC’s One X9.

While the phone in itself doesn’t sound like the most exciting device around (which has been the case with most HTC’s this year), what’s interesting is that it could come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow… which if I’m not wrong, will make the One X9 the first Helio X10 phone to have that iteration of Android.

As for the rest of the phone, it has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, UltraPixel front camera, 3GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage… and a 3000mAh battery.

The One X9 is 2399 Yuan ($370) in China, and therefore among the more expensive Helio X10 phones around (it also lacks a fingerprint sensor). But if not design, HTC are expected to deliver a performance better than most other (smaller) companies with regards to software running on the One X9.

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  1. Muhammad Yasir
    December 24, 2015

    a little late to the party , no ?

    • Rob
      December 24, 2015

      Not really as they’ve already released a few iterations with this chipset. Also I’m guessing we’re at least 3-4 months away from seeing an X20 phone so what else could they really use that would give good performance at a reasonable cost?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 24, 2015

        haha … not Qualcomm 😀

    • Joel Adames
      December 24, 2015

      as Rob said, i’ve seen more than 4 devices all from HTC running X10 it seems they like the profit ratio it leaves them without having to fork it to Qualcomm.

  2. Airyl
    December 24, 2015

    So basically a $370 Redmi Note 3 with Sense?

    • Adam Irvine
      December 24, 2015

      And without fingerprint sensor…

  3. December 24, 2015

    It is a safe phone, but not an exciting one.

  4. yalok
    December 24, 2015

    Maybe the device had a chance if it had a similar price to Redmi Note 3.

  5. Tajwar
    December 24, 2015

    I strangely feel attracted to it, hopefully my wallet doesn’t.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 24, 2015

      your wallet is wiser :p

      • Tajwar
        December 24, 2015

        Is he now… :p

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 25, 2015

          oh boy…

  6. inquirercet
    December 25, 2015

    i bought the HTC one E9+, it’s the same specs. good phone.

  7. Humble
    December 26, 2015

    HTC actually manufactured good smartphones.

    But problem are HTC pricing is not aggressive (read : CHEAP) enough for mainstream buyers. I don’t understand why so hard for HTC to follow what other big china brand like xiaomi, Meizu, etc doing. Slap in a better hardware spec and cheaper price, produce in bigger volume qty, sell online directly (so they can save $$$ for marketing), etc then they can survive.

    As you all know HTC is not consider as premium brand like APPLE or SAMSUNG. Those Apple, Samsung brands normally can sell their brand as luxurious items (READ : High prices). And those rich (or they want other people to see them as rich ?) fan boys keep buying their expensive products happily LOL.

    But this premium feeling will not happened to HTC brand. If HTC stubbornly think that their brand is premium then they think wrongly. If they want to survive then HTC need to sell more on mainstream products and don’t focus too much on premium/high-end models.

    To be honest, i am not loaded so my convenience pricing for a smartphone is between US$100 – $200. So yeah, i never say those premium brands like Apple, samsung,etc products are bad. Not at all, it is just they sell way too expensive for mainstream buyers. It is just totally ridiculous for me to buy smartphone at $500 or above.

    Sorry i don’t mean to start a flame wars to those Fans of Apple and Samsung brands.

    • Karly Johnston
      December 26, 2015

      They can’t charge a premium when their camera processing is stuck in 2011.