HTC One XL was officially presented in February 2012 during Mobile World Congress tech fair in Barcelona. The smartphone debuted globally a few months later, in May.
HTC One XL is 134.8 mm tall, 69.9 mm wide, 8.9 mm thin, and has a weight of 129 grams, while integrating a non-removable Li-Po 1800 mAh battery.
One XL is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset with dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 225 GPU. It also comes with a 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of native storage. The device features a 720 x 1280 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 display with a pixel density of 312 ppi.
In terms of connectivity, the smartphone brings HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.
On the back of the device there’s an 8 MP primary shooter with autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, and full HD video recording capabilities. The user-facing secondary cam has a 1.3 MP sensor and records 720p videos.
HTC One XL runs Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, but it’s upgradable to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.