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HTC Unveils Helio X10-Powered HTC One M9s In Taiwan

November 18, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

HTC has announced a number of devices this year, as most of you probably already know. Quite a few of those devices are actually made out of metal, mid to high-end or premium devices. This Taiwan-based smartphone OEM has introduced the One M9 flagship back in March, which was followed by One M9+ and One E9+ announcements. The company has introduced a couple of more devices since then, including the recently released One A9 handset. That being said, This Taiwanese smartphone OEM has unveiled yet another smartphone, the One M9s, read on.

The One M9s is a mid-range handset which was unveiled in HTC’s homeland, Taiwan. This is actually another version of the One M9e handset which was announced last month in China, in case you were wondering. The HTC One M9s is made out of metal (unibody build), and it sports a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. The device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 (MT6795) 64-bit octa-core processor running at 2.2GHz along with a PowerVR G6200 GPU for graphics. The phone packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage (expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card). The 13-megapixel OIS camera (27.8mm lens, f/2.2 aperture) is located on the back of this phone along with a dual-LED, dual tone flash. The 4-megapixel UltraPixel shooter (f/2.0 aperture, 26.8mm lens) can be found up front, and the device sports two front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers with Dolby audio. The 2,840mAh battery is also a part of this package, and you do get 4G LTE connectivity option here as well. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with HTC’s Sense UI on top of it. The One M9s measures 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm, while it weighs 158 grams.

The HTC One M9s comes in a number of color options, it will be available in Gold, Silver and Gunmetal Grey color variants. The phone is priced at NT$12,900 ($394) in Taiwan, and it will be available for purchase starting November 20th from HTC stores, online and a few other retail stores across Taiwan. That is pretty much it, the One M9s is more or less a variant of M9e made of Taiwan, and it remains to be seen if this handset becomes available anywhere else.