Best Android handset that the Taiwanese company has ever created, HTC One X, has been already headed by AT&T in the US, now it is time to have even BETTER – the HTC One X+ for T-Mobile US. Earlier this year, the original HTC One X was launched as an exclusive AT&T device and it is probably the best as it was the first smartphone to be released by HTC and came with Android 4.0. At present, TmoNews has stated that T-Mobile will get a variant of the flagship model HTC One X that dubbed as the HTC One X+, sometime in September, 2012.
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A little earlier this month, the leaked T-Mobile roadmap declared an unknown HTC handset, it was the Era 42. It was rumored to be a new G-series phone at that time. But now it is confirmed with several sources that, this Era 42 will arrive at T-Mobile as the One X+, along with an upgraded processor of 1.7GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip on board and support for T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network. Moreover, Taylor Wimberly, from AndroidandMe, separately confirmed about this statement.
The upgraded version also confused many HTC fans in getting clear about that, what’s the actual difference between One X and One X+? In fact, this Plus version will use a Tegra 3+ chipset, which is the updated version of the Nvidia SoC and have a 25% faster GPU with quad-core processor that is clocked at 1.7GHz, instead of 1.5GHz, which is available in the international One X. Thus, we can say that T-Mobile could be the recipient of an even juicier HTC One X than its rival AT&T. Even, it is expected that T-Mobile will be the first U.S. carrier to offer its customers a quad-core smartphone.
This super-fast new device, HTC One X+, would likely carry the same features as of One X’s, including rocking 1,280×720 pixel-packed 4.7″ 720p HD display for crisp, sharp views from any angle, 8-megapixel camera with a 1.3MP webcam on the front side, LED flash and F2.0 lens that can also record 1080p HD video along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Also, the expandable microSD card slot would be expected with such a powerful processor.
The phone will be on the higher end surely, as the operating system will be one of the Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean. So, it is not clear that which one from both of them will be actually pre-installed on the handset. HTC One X+ also weighs just less than 5 ounces and it is 9mm thick only and comes with a battery that will offer around 8 hours of talk time. For the connectivity purpose, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot supports are included with the handset but most importantly, you can use the device as a mobile payment option due to its NFC technology, which is included in the software. It will also attract music lovers with its Beats Audio.
Not much else is known about this supposed device yet now, and you have to wait at least for a September release to know other details. HTC One X+ will also join the Samsung Galaxy S III, which would be another flagship phone on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network. There are many strong points about HTC One X+, as no other Quad-core phones have been arrived in the United States till now. Also, its powerful HSPA+ 42 network could be enough to attract more than a few customers who are looking for a new Android smartphone.