HTC One X+ unveiled, features 1.7GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Sense 4+

The buzz about HTC One X+ is now starting to build up as recent rumors suggest this handset would be released this Fall. Apparently, its name says it all: it is an upgrade from HTC’s flagship, One X. While many would think this device might not be real, Telus Canada already confirmed to put it under its strong lineup of HTC devices. There are also rumors that in the US, AT&T would be the sole provider to offer the subsidized variant bundled with LTE plans. All these things started to float in the first two days of October.

HTC’s strategy to keep its smartphone business going is to produce top-notch, high-quality products and it started in 2009. However, it was only in 2010 that people, especially tech enthusiasts, saw the shift in the company’s strategy. Thus, it is never a surprise to see new HTC devices bear really impressive hardware specs like HTC One X+.

One X+ will come with Tegra 3 AP37 chipset bearing 1.7GHz quad-core processor making it one of the very few devices that offers this much power. HTC said it will come with 1GB RAM, a bit low for a quad-core device but technically speaking it is more than enough for any mobile processes. It has a 4.7-inch display but HTC didn’t reveal the technology used. Canadian variants may get 32GB internal memory, other than that it would be 64GB plus a microSD card slot. However, as always, HTC devices don’t come with impressive cameras so you would get 8 megapixels for the primary and 1.6MP for secondary.

In an official press release, the company stated that HTC One X+ LTE is up to 67% faster than the LTE version of the One X. It didn’t specify the factors affecting this performance boost but if it were true, fans and tech enthusiasts may just be able to appreciate this device. That said, there’s another thing HTC has done to keep One X+ going, literally; a 2100mAh battery.

It will also come out of the box running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with matching HTC Sense 4+. There is only a handful of devices released this year bearing the latest version of Android so it would be a treat to own this device especially tech enthusiasts.

HTC started opening up and sharing information about this device, it even shared a few design sketches to show how it was conceived and realized.