Back in May I wrote that the HTC One X was the best HTC device I have ever used and I still think it is one of the best choices for Android devices today. The display is better than what Samsung offers and is the best large screen you can find on a phone today. The One X was released to rave reviews and now six months after the One X international release we see HTC announce the HTC One X+. In addition, HTC will be releasing HTC Sense 4+ and Android Jelly Bean to current HTC One X and One S owners starting this month (highly dependent on carrier roll out in the US).
The new international version of the HTC One X+ takes the awesome design of the One X and bumps up the internals with a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 64GB of internal storage, and 2100 mAh battery. The battery and updated processor provide a reported increase of up to 50% in talk time. Other specifications of the international HTC One X+ include:
- 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2
- Android 4.1 with HTC Sense 4+
- 1GB RAM
- 8 megapixel camera with ImageSense processor and F2.0 aperature
- Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX technology
- NFC with support for Tap and Go (think Nokia and NFC speakers)
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, DLNA, and HDMI out with MHL adapter
- Dimensions of 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and 135 grams
I had a chance to see HTC Sense 4+ in action and look forward to the speed enhancements and other tweaks that may seem small at first, but together make the entire experience better. For example, a new video hub puts all the video you can watch into a single place rather than having multiple video apps to jump in an out of.
The HTC One X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. North America will make a separate announcement regarding availability of the HTC One X+. The Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One S and HTC One X in October.
For new customers, HTC is also launching a cool new web service where you can go through the setup and personalization process from a desktop web browser. HTC purchased Dashwire last year and they helped with this new setup service that will be available at start.htc.com. It is much easier to enter all of your passwords and settings while also customizing your home screens from a desktop computer.
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- HTC One X is the best HTC device I have ever used (review & gallery)
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