With the announcement of their HTC 10 flagship device just some weeks ago, speculations had risen about the Taiwanese OEM eliminating their most cherished One series of devices. Fortunately, weeks after the launching of the 2016 HTC flagship, the company surprised the tech world by releasing a new addition, and this time it’s a One. This time instead of featuring a P or an M, it features an S, known as HTC One S9.

While HTC had seemingly killed off its previous beloved flagship design with the launch of a new look HTC 10, the newly introduced HTC One S9 seems to have brought it back once again. Flaunting a design resembling the HTC One M9, everything else within the One S9 device is of a mid-range variety in terms of specs and features.

The HTC One S9 bundles 5 inches of a FullHD Super LCD display, with the protection of Gorilla Glass. The handset is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 clocked at 2GHz octa-core, with 2GB of RAM, and an internal storage of 16GB. The One S9 appears to have inherited the One A9 camera configuration, packing a 13 MP main camera with an f/2.0 sensor, OIS functionality and Ultrapixel 4 MP front facing camera.  In addition. It houses a 2,840 mAh battery capacity as well as HTC’s BoomSound speakers. You can also look forward to an Android Marshmallow experience right out of the box.

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The device which is currently posted on an official web page in Germany, is set to go for €499, which converted is an equivalent of US$564, which seems a bit pricey for a device with mid-range specs and features. However, it is important to note that pricing differs from region to region, thus the asking price may be lower when releases in other territories.

Would you consider getting yourself an HTC One S9 device? Which is your favorite One series smartphone? Let us know in the comments.

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