HTC has done a great job this year with their new smartphone line in the One series. Particularly their flagship HTC One X. It’s one excellent phone but for some there seems to be a few problems that simply couldn’t be ignored. Reports of Wi-Fi connectivity issues have been reported more than a few times, and today HTC’s released a statement.
The HTC One X seems to be having a hard time connecting or staying connected to a WiFi connection, and HTC even pushed a quick update a few weeks back to try and combat the issue. Apparently the issue is actually a hardware defect, which poses a big problem for those who already own the device. According to reports by Android Central HTC has confirmed this is in fact a “hardware issue” and they’ve also come up with a fix.
We’ve been hearing users from XDA and other forums mention squeezing the phone or applying pressure to get a better connection to WiFi and HTC has apparently confirmed that. Stating that they have, “identified a fix that strengthens the area of the phone around the WiFi antennae connection points.” Basically confirming this is a hardware problem, and that the antenna pins aren’t getting good enough contact. HTC later went on to say they’ve “taken immediate steps to implement a solution in our production process to prevent this issue from happening in the future,” but for those who already own the phone are out of luck. Hopefully they’ll be allowing exchanges.
HTC states this is a limited issue that is only effecting a small number of users, but we don’t know the full extent. How is your HTC One X WiFi connectivity? Are you suffering from these problems? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be sure and report back if HTC releases additional details.