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HTC One S9 With 5-Inch Display, MediaTek Helio X10 SoC Launched

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HTC this year with the launch of its HTC 10 smartphone appeared set to ditch the ‘One’ moniker it has been using for its last three flagships. However, the Taiwanese company appears to be keeping the ‘One’ series alive for mid-range smartphones by introducing the HTC One S9. The new metal-clad smartphone is listed for EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 33,700) on the company’s Germany website without any availability details.

Talking about the design, the HTC One S9 features nearly the same design as last year’s One M9. While the back panel looks similar, there is a slight change at the front. The One S9 now features two speaker slits instead of the grille seen on the One M9. The front-facing camera and sensor placement remains the same.

As for the specifications, the HTC One S9 features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection and a pixel density of 443ppi. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based smartphone runs HTC Sense UI on top and packs a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2GHz, clubbed with 2GB of RAM.

The HTC One S9 houses 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 2TB). On the camera front, the handset sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with BSI sensor, OIS, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash, along with a front-facing 4-Ultrapixel fixed focus BSI sensor with 2um pixels, and f/2.0 aperture.

The 4G LTE-enabled HTC One S9 also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Miracast, GPS, A-GPS, and Micro-USB for connectivity. Measuring 144.6×69.7×10.09mm, the mid-range smartphone is backed by a 2840mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and 658 hours of standby time on 3G networks. Needless to say, the One S9 also comes with the iconic Boomsound audio technology clubbed with Dolby Audio.

HTC One S9

General

Release date April 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.60 x 69.70 x 10.09
Weight (g) 158.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2840
Removable battery No
Colours Silver
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 443

Hardware

Processor 2GHz  octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio X10
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera No

Software

Operating System Android 6.0
Skin Sense UI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No