I’m a huge fan of HTC. I’ve always owned an HTC phone and tablet (Sensation XL and Flyer, if you were curious) and will continue to do so in the future. But even I will agree that 2011 was a debacle for the Taiwan-based company, and I took great pleasure in writing an article about how HTC has gone about righting those wrongs. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with my earlier statements, you will agree that HTC has certainly got at least “One” (pun intended) thing right this year, with the HTC One X.
HTC One X is an exquisite device that boasts the best of what current mobile technology has to offer, housing an NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 processor and featuring Android 4.0 with the HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI.
Other features of the HTC One X include:
Dimensions: 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm, 130 grams
4.7″ HD LCD screen, with gorilla glass protection
1.5 Ghz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
1 GB RAM
32 GB built-in memory, no microSD slot
8MP rear camera with ImageSense, 1.3MP front camera
HTC seems to have picked up a theme for this year and its future product development, which is “elegant and simple.” Keeping up with the theme, the HTC One X arrives in a plain, elegant white box, because what is truly impressive is inside. Opening the box reveals the phone, which comes with a removable screen protector that appropriately states “I’m the ONE you’ve been waiting for.” The rest of the package is the standard fare, including a charger, warranty information, a microSIM slot device, which is surprisingly in the box and not already in the device, and those snazzy HTC headphones, that allow you to take full advantage of the Beats Audio technology integrated in the device.
The only physical buttons to be seen on the device are an inconspicuous power button and a volume rocker. The device is again, elegant and simple in its design, with the back housing the 8MP camera and an HTC and Beats Audio logo, with the front being, mostly, just the touchscreen.
A true hands-on with the device is yet to be done, but, luckily for HTC fans, the moment is not too far away, with an imminent release of the phone (as early as April 5), in most locations.
Till then, we can watch a video of the HTC One X unboxing in all its glory, courtesy of HTC Hub. The video is, unfortunately in French, but that doesn’t take away from the brilliant visuals this device has to offer.
Are you as excited about the HTC One X as I am? Is thing going to be the comeback year for HTC? Are you still going to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S3? Is this truly “the one you’ve been waiting for?”