The smartphone scene is currently dominated by Samsung with its numerous Android phones and Apple with its iPhone. There are several other manufacturers who make great smartphones, and one such company is HTC. HTC set a benchmark in quality department with its flagship device, the HTC One X. The device has great hardware specs which translate into pure performance, however, the company has not been able to sell enough units of these, thanks to Samsung’s flagship phone for 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Taiwan based technology titan recently made a splash by announcing HTC One X+. HTC One X+ is basically a successor of HTC One X and is touted to be one of the most powerful smartphones that is available in the market right now. HTC and AT&T have a close relation and when the company announced two high-end and midrange phones for the holiday season, namely the One X+ and One VX, they also announced that these phones will be available exclusively through AT&T in U.S. The phones will be obviously available internationally and pre orders for HTC One X+ have already begun in the United Kingdom.
Buyers from U.K. will be able to buy SIM free HTC One X+, which is a good thing, but it does come along with a hefty price tag. The device can be pre ordered from Clove Technology for £474 (which roughly converts to $764). The price is inclusive of VAT and buyers will be getting a SIM-free, unlocked 64GB HTC One X+. The first stock is listed to arrive on October 22.
HTC One X+ can also be pre-ordered through Expansys, though at £490 (roughly converts to $790), the price is a bit higher than what Clove is offering for. The HTC One X+ will be sold in U.S. by AT&T, which will only be offering the 64GB model.
Speaking of HTC One X+, it’s a very interesting device. If somebody would ask me to describe it in a sentence, I would say it’s a beefed up version of the popular HTC One X device. It makes use of Nvidia Tegra 3 which is clocked at 1.7 GHz and runs in conjunction with Qualcomm modem. Yes, it will have access to the exclusive Tegra Zone game library. It is also the first LTE non-Qualcomm phone in the market. HTC’s One X+ is a tad slimmer, weighs lesser, and offer 64 gig of onboard storage even though it features the 4.7-inch screen size that is present on One X. An 8 megapixel camera on the rear takes care of the photography department, whereas a 1.6 megapixel front front-facing camera can be used for video chatting and likes. On the software front, it will be running Sense 4+.Being a premium device from the house of HTC, it will of course feature Beats audio.
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