After a lot of rumors and way to many leaks, HTC One X+ is finally almost official, as it was spotted in a brochure launched by British carrier O2. The terminal is listed as “coming soon” and sports an 8 megapixel camera and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor at 1.7 GHz, just like the previous leaks were indicating.
The terminal also comes with 64 GB of internal storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, Beats Audio, 25 GB of Dropbox storage and a price of £479.99 (I guess that for the unlocked version). That’s about $775, which places it above the 16 GB iPhone 5 ($699) and Samsung Galaxy S3 ($578 on Amazon).
How do I see the HTC One X+? To be honest, just as useless as last year’s HTC Sensation XE. We are dealing with a smartphone that is 90% similar to the original, except for the processor frequency and the pre-installed OS.
Therefore, besides the quad-core 1.7 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, HTC One X+ will also come with 1 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording and HTC Image Chip, plus a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and based on Super IPS LCD2 technology. The unibody case will not allow you to pull out the battery, nor leaves room for a microSD card.
It’s interesting though that the smartphone comes with 64 GB of internal storage as standard, compared to the 32 GB of flash memory of the One X. But HTC probably chose to give it higher storage capacity because the smartphone lacks miroSD card support, which is a predictable decision. So, would you spend $775 on a HTC One X with a shallow upgrade?