Out of China this morning comes news about HTC’s next mid-range handset. According to this report, the HTC One X9 will be replaced in January with the HTC X10. Expect a 5.5-inch display, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The MediaTek Helio P10 SoC will be driving the phone. This features a true octa-core 2GHz CPU (Cortex-A53 cores) along with the Mali-T860 GPU clocked at 700MHz.

Other parts of the rumor include 3GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear-facing camera with OIS. According to the buzz around the water cooler, the handset will be priced at the equivalent of $288 USD. Most of these specs are in line with the HTC One X9, which launched on New Year’s Day this year.

As for the company’s next flagship phone, just a few days ago we told you that the HTC 11 is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The recently announced Snapdragon 835 chipset will be under the hood with an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. 8GB of RAM is said to be on board making the device a multi-tasking boss. 256GB of native storage is believed to be inside.

The HTC 11 could offer two 12MP cameras on back, with an 8MP selfie shooter in front. Keeping the lights on will be a 3700mAh battery that uses Quick Charge 4. The latter is 20% faster than Quick Charge 3. Android 7.0 is pre-installed along with Sense 8. The price could end up at the equivalent of $691 USD when the unit launches some time in 2017.

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