The oft-leaked HTC One X+ is finally official as the somewhat-improved successor to the One X. Make no mistake about it, the One X+ is HTC’s new flagship smartphone.
And it improves upon its predecessor in some key areas in which that device was found lacking. First and foremost, the One X+ runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the get-go. Atop Google’s latest mobile OS creation will sit HTC’s Sense 4+, a new iteration of its UI overlay which comes with some fixes and enhancements compared to Sense 4 that shipped on the One X, One S, and One V.
The HTC One X+ will have a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor just like the One X, but the new phone will have it clocked higher, at 1.7 GHz. Whether that bump of 200 MHz will be noticeable in day-to-day activities on the device remains to be seen, of course. Still, this makes the One X+ the phone to have the highest clocked quad-core CPU on the market. Until the next big thing comes along, of course. And at the pace the mobile world is currently moving in, that won’t take long.
The One X+ manages to squeeze in 64 GB of storage space, double the amount of the One X. There’s also a bigger battery: 2,100 mAh compared to 1,800. That’s a great improvement, but still doesn’t make us confident that power users will be able to go through one day of use without recharging.
Aside from the aforementioned things, the One X+ is basically just a One X with some red accents here and there. But the One X+ looks like it will have LTE support on the quad-core version, unlike the X, which offered a dual-core processor for LTE markets.
The HTC One X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia later this month, and in South Asia in November. Availability for North America will be announced in a separate event.