On the back of their flagship launch, Taiwan based company, HTC, has launched another device, which unlike the HTC 10 is targeted at mid-end users and also bears the ‘one’ moniker. The said new device is no other than the HTC one S9.
The HTC one S9 dispels any previous assumptions that the launch of the HTC 10 is an indication that HTC was scraping off their signature ‘one’ moniker normally attached to their device names. The HTC one S9 is a mid-range device by all standards and the devices design borrows a thing or two from previous HTC smart phones such as the One A9 and the One M9. The HTC one S9 sports a 5-inch full HD super LCD screen, reinforced with Gorilla glass. Under the devices metal shell, there is 2GB RAM clubbed with a 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, and a Cortex-A53 CPU. The device sports an unimpressive 16GB ROM (internal storage) that is expandable by Micro SD card; HTC says the device can support up to 2TB memory card.
For photo and video taking, the HTC one S9 carries a 13MP camera on its back and a 4MP camera in front. Powering the device is a 2,840mAh battery and device runs on Android Marshmallow tweaked with HTC sense UI, out of the box. The HTC one S9 also sports stereo BoomSound speakers and a skew of connectivity options, including nine LTE bands, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS/GLONASS/Beidou support. Surprisingly the One S9 has no finger print scanner and has a €499 price tag; which well over a #120,000 at the current exchange rate.