Rumors pertaining to the alleged HTC One X9 smartphone are gathering momentum and close on the heels of the images of the iPhone-like device leaking, the handset has now been certified by China's Telecommunication Equipment's Network Access Managements (TENAA).

Earlier in November, a poster of the purported One X9 smartphone had leaked online, giving a glimpse of the upcoming HTC smartphone.

While HTC continues to stay mum on the smartphone, the One X9 has been given the green signal by China's TENAA, the equivalent of FCC in the country. The certification reveals the specifications of the HTC One X9 and shares four photos of the impending handset.

The current leak affirms that the earlier rumors and leaks were of the authentic device. Per the TENAA listing, the HTC One X9 or the X9u is poised to sport a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The site lists the silver gray variant of the smartphone.

Under the hood, the smartphone will plausibly house an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Any guesses on the SoC? The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

The One X9 will reportedly measure 153.2 x 75.9 x 7.99 mm and weigh 174gms. The smartphone will likely have a body that is partly metal. The smartphone will also house 2 GB of RAM — not 3 GB of RAM like most newer top-end handsets — and 1 GB of on-board storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card to an additional 1 TB.

The HTC smartphone will also support GPS, Bluetooth, USB, 4G LTE FDD, TD-SCDMA, GSM, TD-LTE and WCDMA. It will pack in a 3,000 mAh battery, as well as a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Previous rumors have hinted at a 23-megapixel primary camera and a 3,500 mAh battery so there is some disparity.

The HTC One X9 will come pre-loaded with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and not Android 6.0 Marshmallow per the TENAA listing.

It is anticipated that HTC will release the One X9 in early 2016, prior to launching the rumored flagship, that is, the One M10.

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