Updated on February 19th, 2013
HTC just made the One X handset official. We’ve been hearing stuff about this handset for a few days now and HTC finally confirmed the rumors at the Mobile World Congress 2012. Practically all rumors about the One X turned out to be true including the 4.7-inch display, the quad-core CPU and even the leaked photos of the handset.
The HTC One X is now the flagship phone from the Taiwanese phone maker. Apart from revealing new handsets at the MWC, HTC also revealed a new line in the HTC One and also unveiled the new Sense for Ice Cream Sandwich called the Sense 4.0.
So how good looking is the HTC One X? It’s quite a looker but you start seeing fewer elements that have been familiar with past HTC phones like the Desire and Sensation. The HTC One X looks like something made by a different maker altogether. For me this is a good thing since the old HTC design is staring to get boring and too predictable. With this new One line, HTC is finally starting to try new things.
The One X is quite simple in appeal. HTC has taken a page out of Nokia’s phones with the One X’s unibody design. The body is machined from white polycarbonate and uses Gorilla Glass on top of the 4.7-inch screen. Watch this video featuring the One X.
The specs of the One X are worthy of its flagship position. The display is a 1280×720 non-pentile Super LCD 2 display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and 32GB built-in storage. HTC will throw in an additional 25GB free for two years through DropBox. The HTC One X also sports fast 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity as well as NFC. The phone will of course run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on top.
HTC has a killer camera in the One X. The device uses an 8-megapixel f/2.0 sensor featuring HTC’s ImageChip that promises clearer shots even in low light conditions. It also has the ability to shoot pictures while recording continuous focus 1080p video. This is what was previously rumored as the dual-shutter camera module. The One X also has an LED flash with support for 5 levels of automatic brightness control. It also features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.
I will update this post as soon as I get details on pricing. Release of the HTC One X is scheduled for April.
HTC One X Specifications
- 4.7″ Super LCD 2 display (720×1280 resolution)
- 1.5GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor
- 1GB DDR2 RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- HSPA+ 21Mbps
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- NFC, Bluetooth 3.0
- 8MP autofocus rear camera (1080p videos)
- 1.3MP front-facing camera (720p videos)
- GPS w/ aGPS support
- 1800mAh Li-Polymer battery
For the US market, HTC will be releasing an LTE version called the HTC One XL. The bad news is that the Tegra 3 quad-core CPU will be replaced with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm. All the rest of the specs are practically the same. Here is an intro video for the HTC One XL.