You thought that the HTC One X is the only answer HTC had towards the mighty Samsung Galaxy S3? Think again. The Taiwanese company has just announced its latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean flagship (that’s right, the newest version) which should arrive in Europe this fall and in Northern Asia this October. Packing an impressive set of specifications, the HTC One X+ comes with a quad-core processor of good pedigree and a clocking frequency which promises results.
Besides the nice range of technical features, HTC has further refined the design and although the handset can be considered as a minor refresh, it should stir quite an interest for the tech-savvy crew.
HTC One X+, a short intro
After its MWC debut this spring, the HTC One X has been revamped in almost any aspect possible. The Plus model comes with a larger battery, a faster processor, expanded storage room and of course, a newer OS tweaked with HTC’s Sense 4 on-board. Although the camera and the display have been kept pretty much the same, the software has been revamped and a range of features were added:
- Tap and Go: an exclusive tap to pair feature for Beats-branded speakers, allowing the user to easily connect.
- Self Portrait: a subtle modifying feature for front-facing shots which allow the stylization of portraits, with ease.
- Sightseeing: quick launch service for the camera application.
- HTC Get Started: easy installation procedure based on a web service which allows setting up the smartphone in just a one-click procedure.
HTC One X+ specifications
- Dimensions and Size: 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm weighting just 135 grams
- Display: 4.7-inch wide Super LCD2 touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and a 312 PPI density
- Software and OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI 4+
- Memory: 32GB/64GB of storage, 1GB of RAM (no SD slots)
- Camera: 8-megapixel with Full HD video recording and a 1.6MP secondary, with 720p resolution
- Processor: quad-core Tegra 3 CPU by NVIDIA, clocked at 1.7 GHz
At this moment, no details were issued regarding the availability of this product inside US borders, and we can only predict the price: around $500.
Is it too little too late for HTC?
On paper, HTC One X+ really looks dashing. One X itself was quite good, but failed to better Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of key features like the battery. HTC would have had a much better chance to outwit Samsung, if they could get HTC One X+ much earlier than now. It took them several months to get Jelly Bean to their flagship devices (HTC One X and One S will get it this month). Let’s see if they get the carrier deals right this time and make a comeback with their Android devices.