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.