If you’re into Android devices, I bet you know about HTC’s flagship smartphone, the One X. HTC One X is a spectacular device, but isn’t getting sold in great numbers, thanks to Samsung’s Android flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S III. HTC knows that the only way to succeed in this market is by launching more devices. HTC and AT&T have a close relation. When HTC One X was launched, AT&T became the exclusive carrier to market the device, and to take the relationship further, HTC and AT&T have announced today that they will be launching One X+ and One VX, high-end and midrange phones for the holiday season.
Speaking of the devices, the One X+ will be sold exclusively by AT&T. As you would have expected from a high end model, the device will boot the latest version of Android, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. For a change, the device won’t be using a Qualcomm processor, but still support LTE communication, which means that it will be the first LTE non-Qualcomm phone in the market. For the curious ones, the device will make use of Nvidia Tegra 3 which is clocked at 1.7 GHz and will run in conjunction with Qualcomm modem. Yes, it will have access to the exclusive Tegra Zone game library. Interesting.
Describing the body, it has a typical slab type touchscreen smartphone body which is built with black polycarbonate plastic. The device makes use of 4.7-inch laminated SuperLCD2 display at 720p (1280×720) resolution with Gorllla Glass 2. A fast processor with 1 gig of RAM should ensure that the phone is snappy. There’s no memory card slot, but the device comes with a whopping 64 gig of onboard storage which should ensure that the user never feels the need to insert a memory card. In addition, the device comes with few unusual features like NFC, apt-X high-quality wireless audio, and a FM radio, all crammed into a package that weights 4.55 ounce.
On the software front, HTC One X+ will be running HTC Sense 4+, the latest version of HTC Sense. Some features of Sense 4+ include auto pairing with Beats enabled wireless speakers and new camera modes.
The other device which HTC will be launching is the HTC One VX. The name has the V in it, which makes it sound like a mid range device, and actually it is, but it comes with a design that is similar to HTC One X. The device will be making use of 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 960 by 540. A 5 MP camera takes care of the photography department. On the inside, there’s dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and has 8 gig of internal storage, but unlike One X+, One VX will have a memory card slot. It will be running Android 4.0 out of the box, and Jelly Bean will come to the device sometime down the road. The device will also be equipped with NFC and support for apt-X high-quality Bluetooth audio. What are your thoughts on this?