HTC One X+, One VX and 8X are AT&T Bound

by windowsiso on October 2, 2012

HTC’s One X+ looks just like the original One X on the outside, but some key components inside have been upgraded. Image: HTC Corp.

HTC’s One X is our current pick for the best Android handset out there (sorry, Galaxy S III), but that doesn’t mean the handset is perfect. After all, who wouldn’t like a bit more battery life, a bit more speed and processing power?

Well, that’s what HTC says it will deliver in the One X+, which is set to launch later this year alongside the mid-range One VX and the eagerly anticipated Windows Phone 8X. All three phones will be sold through AT&T in the U.S.

The One X+, announced by HTC on Tuesday, will replace the One X (which launched in May) as the company’s flagship Android handset, but on the outside, the One X+ and the One X will remain the same, except in color. The One X was available in a white or charcoal grey colorway, but the One X+ will be available only in matte black.

The gorgeous 4.7-inch 1280×720 LCD touchscreen on the One X remains on the One X+, but on the inside, the beastly fast 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon from the original One X gets replaced by a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. It just so happens the non-U.S. version of the first One X featured this same Tegra 3 CPU. As such, the One X+ will be HTC’s first quad-core smartphone to hit the U.S. But the massive display and amped up processor shouldn’t nuke battery life. HTC says the One X+ will last about 50 percent longer than its predecessor, thanks to a larger 2,100mAh battery. Internal storage gets bumped from 16GB to 64GB, and the front-facing camera is upgraded from 1.3-megapixels to 1.6-megapixels.

The One X+ will also be the first HTC phone to ship on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (skinned in the hardware maker’s Sense 4 user interface). For now, HTC and AT&T aren’t saying when the One X+ will hit the U.S., but the handset will launch in Europe in October, and across Asia from October to November.

The Android Jelly Bean update found on the One X+ will hit HTC’s One S and One X in October, HTC said in a statement.

HTC’s One VX, also announced Tuesday, will sit beneath the One X+ and One X in terms of specs (and hopefully price), but not too far below. On paper, the biggest downgrade on the One VX looks to be it’s 4.5-inch display, which features a 960

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