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HTC has today announced that their One X9 will be heading to Vodafone stores from early this month where it will be available on contract our for outright sale, before heading to retailers in May.

The phone was announced for the Chinese market, before HTC announced further availability at Mobile World Congress in February. The phone comes in a sleek, stylish and premium all-metal body design, but keeps prices down by using a 2.0GHz Mediatek processor under the hood. The rest of the specs aren’t being skimped on though with a large 5.5″ display on the front of the phone, though it is only a 1080P resolution, but framed with dual front-facing Boom Sound speakers with Dolby Surround sound.

HTC have also included a very nicely specced 13MP camera on the rear of the phone which includes Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for high quality low-light photography and a 5MP front-facing camera should have those selfies looking their best. HTC has included support for RAW format on the camera software as well as advanced manual controls, allowing you to capture all the great detail in the photo for post processing later on. Video fans will also appreciate the 4K video support on the One X9 as well, where support for the 2TB microSD card in the phone will be very much appreciated.

HTC will deliver the One X9 running Android 6.0 out of the box which includes Google Now on Tap as well as Doze mode.

  • 5.5 inches SuperLCD FullHD (1080 x 1920) display
  • 2.0GHz Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB onboard storage with microSD Card up to 2TB
  • 13MP Rear camera with Dual-Tone flash
  • 5MP Front-Facing camera
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS
  • 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 6.0
  • 153.9×75.9x8mm @ 170 grams

One X9 Topaz Gold
At this stage, it looks like HTC will only be bringing the Opal Silver and Topaz Gold colour options to Australia, but we’ve asked for clarification.

The Vodafone exclusive starts on the 13th of April where it will be available in-store and online for $5 per month on a Vodafone $40 plan over 24 months, as well as for outright sale. In May, JB Hifi will also begin selling the HTC One X9 where the RRP lists the phone at $699.

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Are you sure the phone takes a microSD card up to 2TB? Other sources are suggesting ‘only’ 200 GB.

Daniel Tyson

Directly from the HTC Press release:
“The device contains 32GB on-board memory with 3GB RAM, as well as expandable storage up to 2TB”


Fair enough, I guess they are looking to future proof the phone then, I wasn’t aware that there were micro SD cards larger than 200GB but I guess I’m just not keeping up to date on such stuff.


I must be missing something, because other than the lower spec processor, I can’t see a reason to not buy this phone? the lower screen density should result in better battery life and, not being a gamer, I doubt I’ll notice the slower processor.