Sunday, February 26, 2012

HTC unveils the HTC One X quad-core smartphone, rumored since November

Here comes the quad-core device we were expecting from HTC. HTC on Sunday confirmed the existence of a 4.7-inch, quad-core superphone, dubbed the One X, powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

In fact, the HTC One X has many of the specs that were rumored in our report back in Nov. 2011. We thought it would have a 1.5GHz Tegra 3 CPU (check), a 1280 x 720 Super LCD 4.7-inch display (check), 32GB of internal storage (check), 1GB of RAM (check), support for 21Mbps HSDPA networks, and while we thought it would sport a f/2.2 lens it will come with an f/2.0 lens.

It will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) out of the box, NFC, Beats Audio, and instead of offering a microSD card slot for expansion, HTC and Dropbox are offering users 25GB of online storage, similar to what Microsoft does on Windows Phone.

In addition, despite the fact that Google said "real" buttons were a thing of the past, the HTC One X will sport three touch-sensitive buttons below the display, for back, Home, and recent apps.

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U.S. users will be happy to know that the device will be LTE-capable when it hits American shores. U.S. users will be UNhappy to know that since the Tegra 3 is not compatible with LTE, the device, which will be on AT&T's network, will only have a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

Typical of these announcements, there's no pricing or availability info yet, but HTC has said it expects to make the One X available to its first regions within the next 60 days.

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