Update: AT&T just announced themselves as the exclusive US carrier of the HTC One X+ crushing the hopes of T-Mobile fans everywhere.
HTC just made our day with the official introduction of the HTC One X+, featuring “more speed, more storage and more battery life.”
“We are taking the HTC One™ X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One™ X+,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will have super-fast browsing, an even better camera and more immersive entertainment with Beats Audio.”
Physically, the HTC One X+ is indistinguishable from the current HTC One X model, but the One X+ packs a much bigger punch inside with a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 64GB of internal storage, and LTE connectivity (where available) all adding up to a device that’s up to 67% faster than the current One X. Helping power these brand new features is a 2,100mAh battery, providing up to 6 hours of talk time.
The One X+ will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime this month, marking HTC’s first Jelly Bean launch device. The device will only come in a Matte Black, but with your only color choice comes a few extras not found on the One X model worth nothing. The front-facing camera steps up to 1.6 megapixels from 1.3 and can now use HTC’s ImageChip for processing pictures called “Sightseeing Mode.” The One X+ also includes an audio amplifier for improved sound quality, but no Beats headphones will be shipped with the device.
HTC has also made a few minor changes to Sense 4+ with the addition of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, including changes to the Gallery app to act as a hub for all the photos you have on the device. If the camera is on and the device is locked, a quick press of the power button will bring you right back to the camera instead of the lock screen.
Another new feature on the One X+ is the addition of “HTC Get Started,” a new service that provides a “painless user experience” to help set up the device directly from a desktop browser. Add apps, change settings and more all right from your desktop and the changes are instantly reflected on the device itself.
The HTC One™ X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. North America will make a separate announcement regarding availability of the HTC One™ X+. The Android Jelly Bean with HTC™ Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One™ S and HTC One™ X from October.
Full Press Release:
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC One™ X+, a refreshed version of its award winning HTC One™ X smartphone, running the HTC Sense™ 4+ experience on Android™ Jelly Bean. The HTC One™ X+ combines the iconic…