HTC juices One X+ smartphone with big spec upgrades (chart)
HTC on Tuesday announced an upgraded version of its flagship smartphone called the One X+. The new phone looks almost identical to its predecessor, but bumps up the specs and comes preinstalled with the latest version of Android.
On the outside, the HTC One X+ is almost indistinguishable from the One X if it wasn’t for the new matte black coating and the Beats logo on the back. The display remains at 4.7-inch with 1,280 by 720 pixel resolution. HTC has made several tweaks under the hood for the One X+. The processor gets a speed bump with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chipset, the battery is now larger at 2,100mAh, and built-in storage can go up to 64GB.
The main shooter camera on the back of the One X+ remained at 8 megapixels, and uses HTC’s ImageChip, which promises clearer shots in low light conditions and the ability to capture stills at the same time as recording 1080p HD video. HTC also used a special LED flash that supports 5 levels of automatic brightness control. The front-facing camera was also upped from 1.3 to 1.6 megapixels.
The HTC One X+ will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board and the Sense 4+ UI, which now makes the Gallery app act as hub for all photo-related apps on the phone. A new Sightseeing mode will uses the power button to bypass the lock screen and launches directly into the camera when you lock the phone with the camera turned on. HTC said owners of the One S and One X will also receive their Jelly Bean update from October.
The HTC One X+ will first arrive in Europe and Asia in October, with North American availability to be announced at a later date. While the European version of the One X+ won’t have 4G LTE connectivity, the U.S.-bound version will support 4G, HTC detailed.