Taiwanese firm, known for its luxury devices, HTC, has announced the arrival a new premium-looking smartphone it named the HTC One S9.
The smartphone has been listed for EUR 499 on HTC’s Germany website. Although availability details were absent in the listing, the phone is expected to start selling in mid-May. It will be sold in Gold, Gunmetal Grey and Silver color options.
There isn’t really much special about the phone, as it retains the same design we’re used to seeing on HTC devices.
Just like the HTC One M9 which was launched last year, the One S9 also sports a metal clad body design. In addition, it features two speaker slits instead of the grille seen on the One M9.
The HTC One S9 comes with a 5 inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution Super LCD display. The screen has a pixel density of 443ppi and is protected by Gorilla Glass.
The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with HTC’s customized Sense UI on top.
For engine specs, the HTC One S9 packs a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2GHz and 2GB of RAM. This is okay for the average user, although multitasking pros might have a different opinion.
The device houses 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. Impressive.
On the camera front, the handset sports a 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with BSI sensor, OIS, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. There’s also a front-facing 4-Ultrapixel fixed focus camera with 2um pixels and f/2.0 aperture.
The HTC One S9 supports 4G LTE network bands and has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Miracast, GPS, A-GPS, and Micro-USB as its other connectivity options.
It measures 144.6×69.7×10.09mm and 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.
The HTC One S9 also comes with the iconic Boomsound audio technology clubbed with Dolby Audio for music lovers.