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HTC’s One X9 was a respectably performing, reasonably priced Android headset for the masses, and the X10 may continue that legacy.

HTC’s One X9 midrange handset apparently sold well enough to warrant a sequel, and it looks like the Taiwanese firm will now launch one, according to reports.

Rumors about the phone have popped up a few times over the past few months, giving us a pretty good look at the specs and design we should expect from the HTC One X10. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming handset so far.

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Design

On the outside, the One X10 is rumored to adopt similar design cues to those featured on the OnePlus 3, the LeEco Le Pro 3, and plenty of other Android handsets. Based on leaked promotional materials and photos claimed to be of the device, it appears that is a reasonable call to make. Most recently, Evan Blass gave us our first detailed look at the One X10’s backside with this tweet. The image comes with a tagline: “Big style meets bigger battery.” For reference, the One X9 featured a 3,000mAh battery.

An earlier image, courtesy of SlashLeaks, depicted the front of the phone as it would come out of the box — protective stickers and all.

Specs

Under the hood, the phone is expected to sport relatively decent specs, although that will largely depend on how much it ends up costing. Rumored to power the One X10 is MediaTek’s octa-core 1.9GHz MT6755 chipset, which also made an appearance in the Desire 10 Pro, along with 3GB RAM. 32GB of storage is available out of the box, though a MicroSD card slot might be available for additional memory.

Around back, the phone is set to feature a 16.3-megapixel camera above the circular fingerprint sensor and next to the dual LED flash module. The front features a 7.9MP sensor above the 5.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display.

Below the display reportedly sits Google’s traditional back, home, and overflow buttons, noteworthy features given how prior HTC phones do not offer this set of buttons on the hardware.

If the specifications turn out to be accurate, the One X10 might not show enough improvement to persuade someone with the One X9 to make the jump. Apart from the processing package, the main difference is the former’s higher-resolution cameras compared to the latter’s 13MP and 5MP cameras.

By itself, though, the One X10 is a decent midrange option that most likely won’t break the bank — we assume the phone will not go for very much, although pricing and availability are currently unavailable. HTC initially unveiled the One X9 during the tail end of 2015, and sold it for around $170, so we are actually somewhat overdue for an announcement now. The One X9 made its way to China and other parts of the world, and there’s no indication that would change for the One X10.

Updated on 04-12-2017 by Adam Ismail: Added Evan Blass leak.