After rebranding their flagship phone as simply the “HTC 10“, we all thought that the older “One” branding was gone. Well, it’s not. Today HTC has launched a new Android smartphone for the European market, the HTC One S9. This new device shares a very similar design which we saw on the HTC One M9 last year. We have the same metal body with the square camera sensor, however this isn’t the same phone. The speakers up front have been altered, although they are still both front facing and play sound in stereo.
The display on this device is a 5″ SuperLCD panel with a 1080p resolution, once again similar to what was found on the M9. Under the hood however we’ve got a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage with microSD card support for expansion. The rear camera comes in at 13MP with a front facing Ultrapixel sensor. The HTC One S9 is slightly thicker than the One M9 was, but that is attributed to a slightly larger 2,840 mAh battery.
This is of course a slightly higher-end mid-range device, and thus it is priced appropriately at just under €500 in Germany ($560 USD). This isn’t cheap with devices like the Nexus 6P charging about the same price for a lot more power, however with eventual carrier deals, that price will likely go down considerably.