HTC's One X is heading to the U.S. as an AT&T exclusive on May 6. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired
HTC’s One X, the king of the company’s new One series of smartphones, will go on sale in the U.S. exclusively through AT&T on May 6 at $200 on a two-year contract.
We got a look at the One X a couple weeks ago, shortly after HTC unveiled the One series, and were mightily impressed by its svelte hardware, big and beautiful 4.7-inch display, and snappy performance.
But the One X we played with wasn’t exactly the same unit that AT&T will be selling. We first-looked the European version, which features a 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The U.S. version will instead sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, which is likely to slow things down a bit.
Aside from that, the Euro One X and the stateside version should be identical — each just 0.36-inches thin, shelled in an smooth polycarbonate body with a stone-like finish, topped with a 1280×720 super LCD display, and packing 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera paired with a single LED flash.
The One X, no matter what country you buy it in, will also run on Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, skinned in HTC’s Sense 4 user interface.
AT&T is taking pre-orders for the new handset, in either white or black, starting on April 22. After we get our hands on a U.S. build of the One X, we’ll offer up our review, so stay tuned for that as well.