HTC has announced their new smartphone lineup which was pretty much unexpected. It has not even been a month since we got the flagship – the HTC 10 and HTC has launched their new One S9, this can be called a huge gamble as well as a bold step by HTC who are pretty much struggling in market sales against the likes of Samsung and Apple.
The One S9 joins the One family with A9, E9 and X9 already being part of it. These three smartphones has pretty much acceptable specs with pros and cons at its end.
We can already see that HTC has borrowed the design from it’s M9, which was launched last year and was quite criticized by media. One cannot easily differentiate the S9 from M9 by looking at it’s back, the only way to do so is by looking it’s front as the speaker mess has been replaced with slits.
The One S9 features a 5-inch Full HD Super LCD display, covered with a layer of Gorilla Glass which is unspecified. Inside, the smartphone is powered by Mediatek’s Helio X10 chipset with 2.0GHz octa-core CPU coupled up with 2GB of RAM. Storage wise, the smartphone comes with 16GB version out of the box, out of which only 9.24GB is available to the users. Thankfully the phone comes with a microSD card expansion slot which can be expanded upto 2TB.
Coming to the camera, the phone sports a 13MP primary sensor on the back with an aperture rate of f/2.0 as well as with a focal length of 28mm and OIS. Upfront there is an UltraPixel camera which is similar to it’s One A9, with 4MP sensor, 2 μm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, 26.8mm focal length.
Other noticeable features include, a Boom sound speakers which is still loved by most of the users. What’s missing is a fingerprint scanner on the phone. The whole smartphone is powered by an average 2,840mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC’s Sense UI on top.
In case you are wondering, the HTC One S9 features quite remarkable connectivity options including, nine LTE bands with Cat.4 speeds, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS/GLONASS/Beidou support.
We are still unsure about the price of HTC One S9, however as listed in German site, the One S9 is available at €499 which seems quite expensive, considering that there are quite reasonable amount of low priced smartphone available in the market with equally good specs. HTC’s smartphone has never been cheap in Nepalese market so this won’t be an exception as well, be sure to shell out some hefty cash, if you are wondering to buy it.
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