HTC to release a larger 5.5 inch iPhone-clone called the One X9


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If you think HTC was done with iPhone mimicking with the A9 smartphone; well, a bigger brother is coming called the One X9 spotting a 5.5 inch screen as confirmed by Chinese telecom regulator TENAA.

The phone looks similar to the A9, which got lots of heat for borrowing more than a little from Apple’s iPhone 6. But we wouldn’t blame you for seeing some similarities with another flagship device: the Nexus 6P especially at the back. Both have a distinctive glass-covered camera bar along the top of the device.

The device looks to be retaining the flatter back side as seen in the HTC A9, as well as a return to BoomSound speakers foregoing the fingerprint sensor. Perhaps more importantly however, the smartphone is also moving the company’s oft-criticized front branding to the top of the device something other OEMs do. Onlookers will be perhaps disappointed, however, to note that the face of the phone has capacitive buttons, something that is more noteworthy for the fact that unlike the A9.

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The 5.5 screen of the One X9 is a 1080p Full HD 5.5- panel, which means this not flagship QuadHD or 4K territory. There is also an unknown 2.2GHz Quad Core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, and microSD support. The device is detailed as being 153.2mm X 75.9mm,  7.99mm thick, and weighs 174 grams.

HTC has yet to officially announce the X9, which could see a different name and some slightly modified specifications if it comes to markets outside of China.