HTC One X+ gets official, brings a faster processor, more storage and a larger battery
The rumor mill has finally come to a stop for this one, folks. It’s been six months since HTC launched the One X, one of its top smartphones in 2012, and with the HTC One X+, the company brings a number of hardware improvements to the original, as well as a new color scheme and updated version of HTC Sense.
The HTC One X+ is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 chipset. There is a 1 GB of RAM on board and 32 or 64GB of built-in memory without expandable storage which may be a deal breaker for some. The display is an excellent 4.7″ Super LCD2 unit with 720p resolution, covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 with optical lamination for reduced light reflection. The company claims performance is up as much as 67-percent compared to the original One X.
The camera is an 8MP autofocus unit with F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens. It is capable of capturing 1080p videos. The front unit is 1.6MP one, capable of capturing 720p clips. Full connectivity suite including Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC is present in the HTC One X+. The device’s measures are 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm, while its weight tips the scale at 135 grams. It is powered by a 2100mAh battery which is claimed to improve up to 6hrs more talk time versus the One X.
Software-wise, you get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC’s latest Sense 4+ out of the box. The smartphone will also feature HTC Get Started – a web service which will allow you to easily personalize and setup your smartphone from your computer. The One X+ is PlayStation Certified device, and with the app, which is not installed by default, you’ll eventually be able to download Sony games. Beats audio is available too with the speaker having its own built-in amplifier.
HTC One X+ will hit the shelves in Europe and North Asia this month. South Asia will follow in November, while the North American version will be the subject of a separate announcement. HTC will also begin seeding Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ to the One X and One S devices this month. So what do you think about this device? Are you impressed by this sheer beauty and beast combination or you still craving for something out of this world?