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.
Now that the rumored HTC One X+ is official and everything, HTC has posted a fairily short, but informative walk-through on some of their thought processes behind the design to this latest smartphone in HTC’s arsenal.There really isn’t a whole said through the various sketches that were posted, other than some of the more obvious stuff, such as the fact that they were aiming to create a phone that you would want to hold and use every day. HTC has hinted, however, that they are going to be producing a longer video series concerning the design process of the HTC One X+, which I think, would be something awesome to watch. It would definitely be interesting to see the thought process behind everything.
Those of you who haven’t heard yet, the HTC One X+ was announced to be official today, and is starting to really be a great handset that will be hitting the European market later this month. This HTC One X+ handset is going to be featuring a 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2100mAh battery, a 4.7 inch laminated SuperLCD2 display set a a 1290 x 720 resolution and is also featuring Gorilla Glass 2. The HTC One X+ also boasts of a 8 mega-pixel rear shooter, a 1.6 mega-pixel front facing camera, and will be launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the famous HTC Sense 4+. So far the device is supposed to have 64GB of storage space in the United Kingdom, but HTC has said that other markets may vary, so don’t hold your breath.
The HTC One X+ is going to be awesome. I’m really excited to see what the handset will be like. We owned the HTC Inspire previously, and the phone was a load of junk. After that experience, it really is going to be interesting seeing how this specific handset turns out. Back on topic though — what would you guys like to see in HTC’s new and upcoming behind-the-scenes series? It actually would be interesting hear the various influences behind the handset itself, as Samsung said the Galaxy S III was inspired by “nature,” so it makes you wonder what other devices are actually inspired by. On another note, is anyone even excited for the HTC One X+ aside from their loyal fans? We know the Galaxy Note 2 is coming out, the Xperia phones just release (in some countries), so do you think that the HTC One X+ is going to have trouble in the market, or is it going to make a distinctive appearance? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, as I am really interested to find out how well this specific device will do with all of the other flagships releasing extremely soon too. Aside from that, I’m pretty excited about this handset and the upcoming behind-the-scenes video series!
Cue all of the complains and lawsuits from Apple and their fanboys. Ready. Set. Go!
source: android central