Following a summer’s worth of leaks and coming as a surprise to absolutely no-one, HTC have today revealed their new Android flagship handset, the HTC One X+.
At a glance, it looks very much like the readily-avaialble HTC One X, with its polycarbonate body, 8.9mm thickness and big 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen.
Under the hood though a raft of improvements have been made over its predecessor. There’s now a 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor (up from 1.5 GHz) powering the show, as well as 64GB of internal storage, up from 32GB in the standard One X.
Even better is the larger battery, upgraded to 2100mAh, up from the 1800mAh one that caused such regular charging woes in the One X. It should give 6 more hours of talk time over the phone’s last iteration.
Perhaps the biggest changes lie with software though, with the HTC One X+ offering a boosted version of Android 4.1, and a revamped HTC Sense 4+ overlay. It offers an improved self portrait mode (making use of the new 1.6MP front facing camera, which now has access to the imaging chip), alongside video and picture hubs (through the HTC Watch 2.0 and Gallery) which should also make playing back your media files far improved over the lacklustre stock offering first time around.
The HTC One X+ UK release date is set for early October, so that puts it just a few short weeks away. An O2 leak puts the pricing at £479.99 (without a charger), which makes it a fair sight cheaper than the comparably-spec’ed £700 iPhone 5.
By Gerald Lynch | October 2nd, 2012