HTC's New Teaser Touts A 13MP OIS Camera & RAW Support

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HTC has unveiled the long-awaited One A9 handset back in September, and even though some of you might have expected a new flagship, it turns out the One A9 is ‘just’ a mid-range offering by the company. The device, however, ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and HTC has promised promptly updates for that specific model. Now, another HTC-branded smartphone has been rumored lately, the One X9, and that phone has even surfaced on TENAA quite recently. That handset has actually surfaced earlier today as well in a number of images, and if you’d like to check that out, click here.

That being said, the One X9 is expected to be announced soon, and HTC has released a new teaser via the company’s official Weibo (Chinese social network) page. The teaser image actually comes with a ‘what’s next after A9’ caption, and it also confirms that the upcoming device will sport a 13-megapixel OIS camera with RAW image support. Now, HTC does not tease the ‘X9’ in this image per se, but the announcement of that device is pretty much obvious at this point. HTC will quite probably send out invites for the press event soon enough, presuming they’ll hold an event in order to launch this handset, of course.

The One X9 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card). This handset will be fueled by an octa-core processor running at 2.2GHz, and you can expect 13 and 5-megapixel shooters to be available here, on the phone’s rear and front side, respectively. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop was mentioned in a previous report, but it is quite probable that this handset will ship out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Why? Well, the One A9 has been released with the newest version of Google’s OS, so it makes sense the One X9 will ship with Marshmallow as well. HTC’s Sense UI will be installed on top of Google’s OS either way, so keep that in mind, and stay tuned for more info, we’ll report back soon.