We heard the rumours and leaks of HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone almost a month ago, and now it’s official – and the HTC One X+ looks to be almost the same as the leaked news puts it out to be.
Sporting a souped-up NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at 1.7GHz, 64GB built-in storage (double from its predecessor, the One X), 1GB RAM, a larger 2100mAh battery – all encased in a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and an optical lamination for reduced light reflection.
There’s Beats Audio enhancements, naturally, and the camera will be the familiar 8MP f2.0 one that HTC uses for the One X. However, the front-facing camera has been upgraded to 1.6MP that is capable of capturing 720p video. HTC is also introducing a mode for the front camera called Self Portrait, where the camera applies “subtle enhancements” to the skin and eyes. “Sightseeing mode” allows users to quickly activate the back camera and bypass the lock screen.
Finally, the matte black HTC One X+ will run on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with HTC’s Sense 4+ UI on top.
For those who are owners of the HTC One X and One S, fret not as HTC have also announced that Jelly Bean updates for both devices will go live soon.