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HTC One X+ Announced With Quad-core 1.7 GHz Tegra 3

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More storage and longer lasting battery life in the refreshed version of HTC's flagship smartphone.

HTC has announced the One X+, an updated version of its flagship smartphone. Several significant improvements make it to the refreshed smartphone, which isn't bigger in size, though slightly heavier.

The most notable addition with the One X+ is the change in SoC; the Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 has replaced the AP33 in the One X, consequently removing Qualcomm’s MSM8960. It'll run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as well as boasting an Intel X-Gold XMM6260 or the MDM9215 baseband chipset for the U.S. and global market, respectively.

Elsewhere, the AP37 has received a speed increase of 13 percent from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz, while the GPU speed has also been raised by 25 percent to 520MHz. The GPU can now handle a primary display resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 (full HD). Comparatively, the HTC One X could only handle a 1,366 x 800 resolution.

The HTC One X+ also features 1GB of RAM, which is accompanied by either 32GB or 64GB onboard storage. An 8-megapixel rear camera with AF/LED, an 1.6-megapixel front camera, a 4.7in 1,280 x 720 pixel display, as well as a 7.77Whr 2100mAh battery round off the features.

"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."

Based on internal benchmarks, HTC said the One X+ non LTE is up to 27 percent faster than the HTC One X's non LTE. The refreshed smartphone also provides up to 50 percent extra talk time for the LTE version.

The HTC One X+ will be available throughout Europe and North Asia sometime during this month, with pricing details yet to be unveiled. North America, meanwhile, will have its own announcement regarding the availability of the device, so stay tuned.


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    dyc4ha , October 2, 2012 11:16 PM
    I thought this was heading to tmo.... y u no like AWS people HTC...
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    spleenbegone , October 2, 2012 11:30 PM
    I'm due for a new phone in November. I was debating what to get until I saw this.
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    joytech22 , October 2, 2012 11:31 PM
    The original OneX was already a battery muncher, so they decided to stick a faster SoC into it? lol.
    Anyway, loving all this competition. Lots of great choice out there and many more by the end of the year.
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    wemakeourfuture , October 2, 2012 11:58 PM
    spleenbegoneI'm due for a new phone in November. I was debating what to get until I saw this.


    I'd only recommend Samsung Android phones since they provide the best updates for phones.
    Get an HTC, LG, Motorola (past ones) and you're stuck after 6-12 months with no more OS updates supported by the manufacturer.
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    dyc4ha , October 3, 2012 12:10 AM
    wemakeourfutureI'd only recommend Samsung Android phones since they provide the best updates for phones.Get an HTC, LG, Motorola (past ones) and you're stuck after 6-12 months with no more OS updates supported by the manufacturer.


    By your reasoning, you should only consider Nexus phones. My GS3 is still waiting for its JB OTA update, HTC announced One X and S to get JB this month, so really I dont think Samsung is any better than other manufacturers.
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    dyc4ha , October 3, 2012 12:13 AM
    joytech22The original OneX was already a battery muncher, so they decided to stick a faster SoC into it? lol.Anyway, loving all this competition. Lots of great choice out there and many more by the end of the year.


    The battery has been upgraded to 2100mah though, and if you root/s-off (which I assume readers here do) then underclocking/undervolting is a viable option.
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    amuffin , October 3, 2012 12:17 AM
    Well, I bought my HTC One-X a few months ago....damn.
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    halcyon , October 3, 2012 12:47 AM
    Well, the One X+ has nice-enough specs but still no removable battery. Why would one want it as opposed to the SGS3?
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    wemakeourfuture , October 3, 2012 1:37 AM
    dyc4haBy your reasoning, you should only consider Nexus phones. My GS3 is still waiting for its JB OTA update, HTC announced One X and S to get JB this month, so really I dont think Samsung is any better than other manufacturers.


    I think you do not completely understand what I am saying. Being the first out with an update is not my point. Samsung is going to have both the S2 and S3 on JB. It is probably going to be the S3 first but they will support the S2 as well.

    Nothing you mentioned does not contradict what I said that HTC, LG, Motorola typically only provide updates for 6-12 months. Will the above manufacturers support phones that are ~2 years old on JB? S2 will be close to 2 years old and it will support JB by the end of the year.
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    sykozis , October 3, 2012 2:47 AM
    Samsung also releases phones that aren't supported from day 1....
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    hellfire24 , October 3, 2012 3:32 AM
    i love HTC! this model will perform better than S3(no hate but i hope it does perform better)and definitely looks better!
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    halcyon , October 3, 2012 3:49 AM
    hellfire24i love HTC! this model will perform better than S3(no hate but i hope it does perform better)and definitely looks better!

    It looks a little intsy bit better but I don't think it'll perform much better. Doesn't it have half the RAM at 1GB?
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    tobalaz , October 3, 2012 3:49 AM
    What, no "Apple is better" responses yet?
    Must be a slow day, or...
    All the iSheep are using maps and got lost on the way to the article.

    On the Bright side, first of the year and I get my upgrade, glad some of the quad cores are going to be out then.
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    halcyon , October 3, 2012 4:15 AM
    tobalaz...On the Bright side, first of the year and I get my upgrade, glad some of the quad cores are going to be out then.

    ...and what will you use quad cores for on your phone? My SGSIII with dual-cores is plenty nasty-fast.
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    Anonymous , October 3, 2012 4:17 AM
    Android fanboy like tobalaz loves to provoke a war then blames Apple users
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    Darkk , October 3, 2012 4:19 AM
    I will be able to upgrade to a new phone in Nov so still looking at the Samsung S3 since I have the first gen Galaxy phone which is the Epic. It's nice now new phones with quad core processors are becoming the norm but what about battery life? I mean I want a phone that last an entire day with moderate use and is it that hard to ask? Then give us a bigger battery so we can shut the hell up and by happy!
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    pliskin1 , October 3, 2012 5:42 AM
    Too much tablet, not enough phone.
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    dyc4ha , October 3, 2012 8:27 AM
    wemakeourfutureI think you do not completely understand what I am saying. Being the first out with an update is not my point. Samsung is going to have both the S2 and S3 on JB. It is probably going to be the S3 first but they will support the S2 as well.Nothing you mentioned does not contradict what I said that HTC, LG, Motorola typically only provide updates for 6-12 months. Will the above manufacturers support phones that are ~2 years old on JB? S2 will be close to 2 years old and it will support JB by the end of the year.


    When the day S2 actually gets JB OTA, I will give you the point. Samsung did not make any official timetables for the release for older model phones; which again was my point: Samsung is not any better than other manufacturers regarding updates. FYI HTC Incredible S just got ICS, granted its not JB, but a 1-2 year old phone is still being updated nevertheless.
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    darkchazz , October 3, 2012 1:03 PM
    After buying a nexus 7, I just want to make something clear:
    If you plan on playing intensive games, stay away from any device with a tegra3 SoC.
    It's simply trash all around, even with a big CPU and GPU OC to 1.5ghz and 650mhz respectively, it still lags behind other chips because the single channel memory controller is a big bottleneck.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , October 3, 2012 3:26 PM
    Looks cool.
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