HTC One X9 official launch – possibly exclusive – in China

HTC One X9 is finally official in China. The device is pretty similar to HTC A9, but its unibody design is closer to a Nexus 6P than an iPhone. But the hints are small, and they may not even be rip-offs so we’ll let that slide, HTC is in enough trouble with A9’s design as is. The smartphone was officially announced in China recently – after many many leaks – and that is where it will remain because there is no news on it being exported to the rest of the world any time soon.




HTC One X9 official specs:


  • 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen
  • MediaTek X10 octa-core SoC
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32 storage plus a MicroSD card slot
  • 13MP camera
  • 3000 mAh battery.


One different thing that One X9 possesses over A9 are the physical capacitive buttons you can spot in the front. The device is currently listed exclusively on Chinese sites and it is unclear if it will become available outside China. It has a listed price of 2399 yuan, which is roughly $370. Would you consider buying an HTC One X9, if it became available worldwide?


Source: HTC via AndroidPolice


News Updates/Software

HTC HD2 – a 6-year old device – gets Marshmallow update!

When you find that perfect smartphone you never want to let go of, even when other newer and shinier flagships come along, you just want it to last you forever and maybe support updates for the next 10 years. HTC HD2 is one of those devices, at least for folks at XDA Devs, because the device just got support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This is not an official update, but it is a stable version nonetheless. A stable version of the most recent Google software that you can install on your six-year old device!





HTC HD2 is a modestly packed device, at least to our current standards. It packs a single-core 1GHz processor paired with 512MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch screen running at 480×800 pixel resolution and Windows Mobile 6.5. It is definitely nothing like a Samsung Galaxy S6 or a Nexus 6P but, for its time, it worked very well.


The update is not an official one, but a manually installed one from XDA Developers. If you still have one of these bad boys and you want to try the Marshmallow experience on it, go ahead and visit the source link below.


Source: XDA Developers


News Updates/Software

Which HTC smartphones get Android 6.0? We got you covered!

Which HTC smartphones are getting the Android 6.0 treatment? Well, the Marshmallow can’t come to ALL devices out there, so we have to cut some back and let some bask in the glory of Google’s most recent operating system. HTC is still working on giving its customers a decent experience despite their own financial problems, and their most recent work with Google is supposed to help.

Android 6.0


There were no official announcements made yet, but some sites say that some HTC devices will get Android 6.0 soon. Is your smartphone among them? See below!


HTC smartphones getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow treatment:

  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC M8 EYE
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One ME
    HTC One E9
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC Butterfly 2
  • HTC Butterfly 3.


The leak comes from MaximusHD ROM and XDA developer LlabTooFeR, who shared the info over Twitter a few days ago. He also noted that these are just preliminary tests and that other devices may never taste the Marshmallow because their hardware can’t afford it.

HTC is the first manufacturer to already make a list with upgradeable smartphones as there are no other similar leaks form other mobile manufacturers. The new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are the first devices to get Android 6.0 though, as always.


Source: LlabTooFeR/Twitter


HTC Aero renders show an iPhone clone-like smartphone

If we are to believe @evleaks again, HTC Aero looks just like a sort of different Apple phone copy. The newest iteration of smartphone that this OEM is struggling with is the Aero and it is supposed to release sometime in the near future. This mid-range smartphone is rumored to have a 5-inch screen with a 1080p display and a sort -of-low-end Snapdragon 617 processor as highlights.


HTC Aero


Many many news sites are branding it as an iPhone clone and, to be honest, the back side of the device does blatantly resemble that of an iPhone with a centered camera. HTC seems to be going even further down on that failure slope. They’ve been in trouble for some time now with tech failures bundling up and losing face on their homeland’s stock market as well. Their final decisions regarding a possible future seem to cling to virtual reality, a niche market already crowded with faulty prototypes and very high expectations.


HTC did design this look first with their HTC One hit, but Apple managed to steal it from under their noses and make it their own popular recognizable design overhaul after some time. Now, everyone may actually think that HTC is copying their competition. These could be just renders that do not represent the final form of HTC Aero, but we doubt it. Let’s just hope this is not branded as some sort of flagship.


Source: Droid-Life


HTC A9 Hero leaks in China! See what HTC’s last hope looks like!

HTC A9 Hero was leaked yesterday and it resembles an iPhone through and through. HTC is on a downward spiral at the moment, mainly because of the miscalculated release of its M9, which did not live up to expectation. But things could change.


HTC A9 Hero



HTC’s CEO promised investors that stocks will go back up and some pretty last minute plans were put in motion. A late 2015 hero device is supposed to help the company make a comeback, as suggested on the Chinese media platform Weibo, where the Hero device was leaked.


This HTC A9 Hero seems to be the real deal, as it does resemble the M9 quite a bit. Some things were changed, for example the flattened shape of the new device in relation to this spring’s (failed) flagship. This kind of makes it look like an iPhone, if you squint your eyes real hard. The front glass of the device seems curved downward towards the edges and the back of the device has a golden hue.


HTC A9 Hero specs rumor


There is no official information regarding what HTC”s hero device will pack, but rumors put it at a MediaTek Helio X20,4GB of RAM a 3500 mAh battery and a 5.2” QHD screen.


Some say that because the device looks very iPhone-y, a launch in the US would be tricky, and, as a result, it would be an Asia exclusive. We will have to wait for some official news to know more. Until then, stay tuned!


Source: Weibo