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HTC One X+ is Official for AT&T – Faster Tegra 3 Processor, Newer Sense 4+, Bigger Battery, and LTE

HTC announced the One X+ this morning, putting to bed months of rumors that seem to have dragged on for far too long. The device, as you can see from the pictures, looks very similar to the original One X, however, the insides have been beefed up to make this one of the most impressive phones to date. 

It now sports a Tegra 3 AP37 quad-core processor which is newer than the early-2012 T3 and has been clocked at 1.7GHz. More importantly, it also comes equipped with LTE that is said to be 67% faster than the One X with LTE. HTC managed to throw in a bigger 2100mAh battery and 64GB of internal storage as well.

On the software side of things, they are introducing the newest version of Sense known as Sense 4+, running atop Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). From what we can tell from the press release, this new version includes better front facing camera support for those late night bathroom shots, a Sightseeing mode for quick moment capturing, and new gallery views.

The device will launch exclusively on AT&T “soon” for the U.S. and will arrive in Europe and parts of Asia during the month of October.

*Euro version pictured. AT&T version will come in an exclusive “carbon black” finish.

AT&T Press Release:


Announces Two New Exclusive Smartphones from HTC One Series, Shares Additional Details on New Windows Phone 8X by HTC

DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2012 – AT&T* announced today that its growing 4G LTE smartphone portfolio will soon welcome three new devices from HTC® – the HTC One™ X+, HTC One VX and the Windows® Phone 8X by HTC®.

Powered by the nation’s largest 4G network, all three HTC devices will access the AT&T 4G LTE network and are equipped with enhanced audio and video features, making it easier-and faster – for customers to stay connected and entertained while on the go.

New HTC One™ Devices Coming Soon

AT&T, the exclusive provider of the HTC One X, will add two more exclusive devices from the popular HTC One series – the HTC One X+ and the HTC One VX.

The HTC One X+ will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature HTC Sense 4+ and among the first smartphones for AT&T customers to operate on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) platform. HTC One X+ combines superior performance, longer battery life and more internalstorage with the iconic design of the original HTC One X, now in an exclusive carbon black finish. It will be the first AT&T smartphone to combine Android 4.1 and a quad-core processor.

A 1.7 GHz Tegra 3 NVIDIA quad-core processor plus a battery-saving fifth core will give customers a unique “4 + 1″ capability to save power using one core for everyday use and kicks into full quad-core mode for demanding apps, like video and gaming.

The HTC One X+ has a 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen and features a predictive-touch keyboard as well as voice recognition. The device also builds on the impressive 8 megapixel rear-facing HD camera of the HTC One X that can quickly auto-focus and zero in on a subject. Perfect for still shots or video, the HTC One X+ integrates the HTC ImageChip which reduces noise, removes color bias and enhances the overall picture quality and 64GB of internal memory is packed into the smartphone to store more high quality photos and video, music, movies and apps.

The HTC One VX is ideal for those looking for an affordable Androidsmartphone and a premium experience. The HTC One VX sports one of the slimmest unibody form factors in the industry at just 9.19 millimeters thin. The 4.5-inch display is laminated with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass which aids in durability and reduces light reflection. A 5-megapixel camera, which goes from lock screen to shooting photos in under a second, offers continuous shooting at 4 frames per second. For those that can’t quite decide whether they want to capture the moment in pictures or video, taking a still from a video with Video Pic™.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC to Arrive in November

The new Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be the first-ever Windows Phone smartphone with built-in Beats Audio™ technology. Beats Audio By Dre delivers authentic, studio-quality sound and the unique audio amplifier powering the3.5mm audio jack and speaker boosts the signal for even better sound for music, video and even gaming, so you actually hear the music as it was intended. The 4.3-inch 720p HD display and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera allows you to capture and view great photos and video-even in low light.

“We have a long tradition of offering the best of HTC’s world-class products,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices and Developer Services, AT&T. “A quad-core One X+, the awesome One VX and the exciting Windows Phone 8X by HTC mean that our customers will have the best selection of HTC smartphones this season.”

“The HTC One X has been hailed as the best phone we have ever made, so our best smartphone just go better with the HTC One X+,” said Mike Woodward, president of North America, HTC. “And the family of HTC products at AT&T is expanding to give consumers more choice. Whether they want the latest Android smartphone or the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC, we give consumers an incredible camera, Beats Audio and lust-worth design in all our devices.”

Imaging, Audio and HTC Sense 4+
The HTC One series set a new standard for imaging with a camera that boasts amazing capabilities with VideoPic, the ability to take still photos and shoot videos at the same time, and one-press Continuous Shooting and better quality images in low light environments.

The HTC One X+ improves on the camera capabilities of its predecessor** with a series of intelligent features powered by HTC Sense 4+. The new Auto Portrait mode on the front camera helps you capture high quality photos by intuitively detecting the human face at various angles. Sightseeing mode makes sure you’ll always be ready to capture the moment, as only one touch of the power button bypasses the lockscreen and launches directly into camera mode. And two new ways to view photos and videos in the gallery allow you to display albums according to when or where they were taken.

Exclusively available on HTC smartphones including the HTC One X+, HTC One X and HTC One VX, Beats AudioTM provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording, from crisper vocals and deeper bass to more immersive gaming effects and video. The HTC One X+ also makes it easier to listen to music out loud, and through Sense 4+, introduces a new Tap and Go function,which allows you to connect the phone and your music to Beats speakers’ when you tap them together***. To disconnect, it is just another quick tap on the speaker again.

The HTC One VX will run HTC Sense 4 with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. In the future, the original HTC One X and HTC One VX will be upgraded to HTC Sense 4+ with Android Jelly Bean andwill include the improved camera capabilities and new Tap and Go function found in the HTC One X+.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network****, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

AT&T customers can find the Windows Phone 8X by HTC in AT&T retail stores and online in November. The HTC One X+ and HTC One VX will be available in the coming months. More information about AT&T’s smartphone lineup is available http://www.att.com/wireless.

International Press Release:

HTC introduces the HTC One™ X+. more speed, more storage and more battery life make HTC’s best rated android phone, even better 

HTC also announces Sense™ 4+ with Android Jelly Bean upgrades for HTC One X and HTC One S coming soon. 

TAIPEI — 2ND OCTOBER, 2012 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC One™ X+, a refreshed version of its award winning HTC One™ X smartphone, running the HTC Sense™ 4+ experience on Android™ Jelly Bean. The HTC One™ X+ combines the iconic design, amazing camera and authentic audio experience of the HTC One series, with increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage.

“We are taking the HTC One™ X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One™ X+,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will have super-fast browsing, an even better camera and more immersive entertainment with Beats Audio™.”

Performance, Endurance and Storage
Featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 AP37 processor and 64GB of internal storage, the HTC One™ X+ LTE version is up to 67% faster than the HTC One™ X LTE, making the HTC One™ X+ the best rated Android phone on the market. Developed to be lightning fast, the HTC One™ X+ enables quicker web browsing, fluid gaming and graphic rendering, and speedy downloads, providing effortless usage on the go.

In addition to its increased performance speeds, the HTC One™ X+ introduces extended performance with the inclusion of a 2100 mAh battery, giving you up to 50% (6 hours) more talk time, and longer to browse the web and enjoy your favorite music and videosii .

Imaging, Music and Movies
Combining the amazing camera capabilities of its predecessoriii with a series of intelligent features, powered by Sense™ 4+, the HTC One™ X+ has been designed to deliver the most premium mobile experience. The newly launched Self Portrait mode on the front camera helps you capture high quality photos by intuitively detecting the human face at various angles and applying subtle enhancements to skin and eyes. Sightseeing mode makes sure you’ll always be ready to capture the moment – one touch of the power button bypasses the lock screen and launches directly into the camera. Two new views in Gallery display images and videos and group them according to where and when they were taken.

Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats Audio™ provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the most immersive sound experience with an enhanced audio profile, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for your music, games, movies and videos. Making it easier to listen to music out loud, and through Sense™ 4+, the HTC One™ X+ introduces a new Tap and Go function, which allows you to connect the phone and your music to Beats speakers’ when you tap them. To disconnect, it is just another quick tap.

Spectacular Sound with Beats Audio™
Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats Audio™ provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC featuring Beats Audio™ also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound no matter if you’re listening to music, playing a game or watching a video.

Providing exclusive access to thousands of movies through HTC Watch 2.0, the HTC One™ X+ will appeal to both the avid film fan and the casual movie-goer. Combined with the introduction of video hub, another benefit of Sense™ 4+, for the first time you will be able to put all your video entertainment in a single place.

Easy Set Up 
A new feature in the HTC One™ X+ is HTC Get Started, a new web service that guides the user painlessly through the set-up and personalisation process from a desktop web browser. Designed to enhance the experience of setting up a phone for the first time, this feature ensures that users will get the most out of their new phone from the beginning. With the touch of a button, users’ phone will reflect the settings and apps that were chosen on the Web. Visit start.htc.com for more details.

The HTC One™ X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. North America will make a separate announcement regarding availability of the HTC One™ X+. The Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense™ 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One™ S and HTC One™ X from October.

About HTC
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please www.htc.com.

  • Great..So I got my new HTC One X four days ago, spent two phone calls to HTC as to why downloads don’t complete,and if they do it’s slow. Videos cant be played, WI-FI won’t connect today,and the only thing they tell ,me is to wait for an update sometime in October??? I had the HTC inspire last…LOVED it. This was supposed to be the improved model????

  • Anon

    Aaaand….you said AT&T. Killed my interest right there.

    Sorry, HTC. Like others have said, carrier exclusivity loses you sales.

  • Stoker

    Whoa, I was all set to replace my OG Droid with a SGS3 but I may have to wait to evaluate this…

    • Murphy

      Yeah, you need to upgrade. 🙂

  • “soon” is not a date! I need to know when!

  • Ohiwastedmylife

    Same 1 gig of ram?

  • HTC1

    come on!!!! this is the phone i want. Almost perfect. Just those stupid hard buttons are the only let down. I don’t even mind Sense. It’s by far the best skin and even better for business type people. By why bother crying, i can’t have it.. These companies suck(VZW&HTC). Plain and simple.

  • jhjr24

    If it was on Verizon I would be buying right now.

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    This is becoming the iPhone of Android… New version under the same package, just different color theme

    • Tyler Casilio

      Boooo! You scorpion women!!

  • codelinx

    the phone seems to be a little bulkier, can any one confirm the dimensions?o.O

  • Mean while Verizon is gearing up to release its 2 greatest, the One X- and the One X double-.
    The heart of the double- will beat the latest from Qualcomm clocking in at 125 MHz while the – carries the same heart overclock at a whopping 132 MHz. Both phones will support the latest in Morse Code technology while the – has a fallback smoke signal generator. Screen size comes in at 2.5″. Batteries are AAA rechargeables. The double- will be selling for $199 while the – can be yours for $299 with a new contract. If you’re currently an unlimited data customer, both are free with a new contract.
    In other news, Verizon holiday lineup included the Razr in color-blind yellow and completely blind brown.

  • BPStroh

    I just went from Liquid Jelly Bean to AOKP to CM10 on my Galaxy Nexus. I’m starting to realize that I won’t need another phone for a while. The GN is still fast enough to run anything I need it to, it has the perfect screen size and form factor, and it is infinitely customizable. The One X is a great phone, but unless the dev community dries up for the GN, I won’t be upgrading for a while.

    • Stevedub40


    • JoshGroff

      This ^ Plus, I always have my N7 if I truly need speed. I think I’ll wait for apps to catch up to processing power.

      • Motley Linaro kernel is as stable as they come and makes the nexus 7 into a well balanced powerhouse. Love it. Great tablet for super casual use.

    • BPStroh

      Why would someone down rate me for saying that I like my phone?

  • ezpotato

    this is awesome. i DGAF if it’s not an s4/s5 processor whatever, it’s a sweet device. if this was on VZW, i’d be all over this. i dont want a 5″ phone 🙁

  • Butters619

    I love my One X, but honestly the two biggest drawbacks were the battery and the storage. ….and HTC just punched me straight in the face.

    • carlisimo

      How so? Surely HTC’s recovery plan can’t be “don’t improve products”…

      • Butters619

        Honestly the storage is what bugs me the most. They purposefully skimped knowing they had a larger capacity model in their product pipeline. They didn’t even offer options for more capacity and with no SD slot you were stuck with what you got. They could have at least gone with 32GB.

        Like I said I love my One X and it’s a great phone, but it’s the same sort of nonsense that Moto has pulled in the past. They made an announcement saying they were releasing less but better phones, and the One X was their flagship, only to 4 months later drop the same phone but upgrade the things they purposefully skimped on.

        I’ll get over it, and I guess I should be used to it by now, but still just a little frustrating

        • Stevedub40

          This is one of the main reasons Android OEM’s are catching so much flak. An annual update to a flagship phone is what they should be aiming for.

        • trob6969

          It’s actually pretty stupid of HTC to even have released the One X to compete with the Galaxy S3 when the company had this One X+, which would have made it A LOT easier for customers to choose its product over Samsung’s…I just don’t get it.

          • Butters619

            Exactly. They got killed by Samsung because the One X wasn’t quite up to par on internals. And they knew they had the One X+ in the pipeline. They might have been thinking “oh by releasing the One X+ later we can continue sales” but I feel they would have gotten more sales by putting this out first. And I know for a fact the storage turned some people to SGS3s. (including 2 of my friends)

          • trob6969

            Yeah, if HTC had released the One X+ with a microSD slot to go up against the S3, I think for most people, choosing the One X+ would have been a no-brainer decision.

    • Robert Jakiel

      HTC has become the Asian Motorola.

  • Paul

    I hope the Incredible X has a bigger battery than that.

  • Jimbo

    I want a new HTC on Verizon. Hopefully the dlx gets mentioned soon!

    • LionStone

      Me too…shouldn’t be too far behind…and this version releasing with Jellybean is good news that the dIx on VZ most likely will too!

  • hkklife

    We need a Nexus phablet from SOMEONE pronto! While I will reserve judgement until I have fondled one, I still feel that the Note 2 might be a tad on the large size for everyday use by the vast majority of people. However, I would love to see something with a screen size in the vicinity of 4.9″ to 5.3″ with a 16:9 aspect ratio (presumably Sharp’s new 5″ 1080p panel, though I still think 1080p is overkill on a handheld device and would rather see something like 1600×900 @ 5″), onscreen buttons, plenty of internal storage, a slim bezel/chin and super battery life.

    I nominate HTC or Moto to build such a Nexus phablet.

  • chris125

    Come on htc you aren’t going to make it with this exclusive bs. Release it on all carriers and the same like Samsung did with the sgs3

    • Stevedub40

      That is exactly what I was thinking. Exclusives just don’t cut it anymore in this business.

      • a.youth.in.Asia

        Especially with carriers doing away with unlimited, people are now holding on to their grandfathered unlimited plans and choosing a phone on their carrier. That’s why Samsung has my vote, not only with the S3 but with the Note2

        • Sobr0801


    • Yeah because it’s HTCs choice what carriers they want to release their devices to right? Of course that was their goal they just don’t have the clout or marketing dollars that Samsung has. Think it through next time.

  • Tyler Casilio

    But will it have Google Now, Project butter and all that good stuff?

    • chris125

      But bogged down with sense…

      • Tyler Casilio

        Don’t speak of such dark magic!

      • LionStone

        Nope…after what I’ve experienced with Inc4 on stock ICS…it is smooth as butter and it doesn’t even have Jellybean yet!

      • You obviously haven’t used Sense 4.

  • Verizon better get the next flagship HTC phone… and it better not have Tegra3… give us the s4 quad and reliable radios!

    • I wish the battery was at least 2500mAh though…

    • DrewNusser

      Better not have Tegra 3? Why not? Despite what people claim, the first Tegra 3 beat the pants off the S4 in just about every benchmark, and this one is supposedly 67% faster. I’m no prophet, but I’d bet this is right on par with the S4 Pro. You also shouldn’t ignore the Tegra exclusive games.

      • Diablo81588

        Proof? The dual core s4 pretty much matched the tegra 3 quad core. The s4 pro is quad core and has a much more powerful gpu. How do you figure they’ll be matched?

        • DrewNusser

          Here are some benchmark results of the international (Tegra 3) and US (S4) phones. The Tegra version is much better in almost every category. If this new one really is 67% faster, it’s gonna be a monster, right on par with the S4 Pro. We obviously won’t know about the GPU until actual benchmarks are done, but my bet is that nobody will be complaining about this new chip. I have a Transformer Prime with an OLD Tegra 3, and it’s rare to even see it stutter.

          • 4D331

            You forgot to mention the main aspect that provides the gaming performance, and that’s the GPU. The US S4 version has the standard adreno 225 gpu, BUT the new s4 processors will come with double the cores and also with the new and unmatched adreno 320 gpu, which is 3 x faster than the adreno 225…and also s4 chips have a better battery saving features than tegra, which is MUCH needed in this device…so tegra cannot compete, until it releases its tegra 4 soc, which is next year, but by than every chip manufacturer will be running with the cortex A15 architectural chip…so its just all blown out of proportion…i’m just gonna wait for the 5 inch htc with over 440 ppi display, and of course s4 pro processor, to be announced…hopefully (wishful thinkig)…

        • My thoughts exactly… I’m talking about the Pro quad core. …but my comment wasn’t just about benchmarks, US LTE compatibility and reliability is my biggest concern.

          • DrewNusser

            Good point – I didn’t care about LTE in a tablet, but it’s obviously huge in a phone. I wonder if/when NVIDIA will wise up and include LTE. Other than that, I think the Tegra 3 has just gotten a bad rap for no real reason. Real world performance and benchmarks on it have been great. Keep in mind that it’s already a year old, and there’s still no phone on the market with the S4 Pro, so it would make sense for the S4 Pro to be better. That said, I am really excited to see what the Adreno 320 can do!


    I hope they release the “dlx” for Verizon, or there’s gonna be some tables getting flipped up in here.

    • Zach Armstrong

      Knowing what happened to the Droid Incredible 4G. The Verizon variant will have no Image sense chip, lower processor specs and some ugly design. Verizon always screws it up.

      • LionStone

        Well, being someone that actually uses the camera on the Inc4, its pretty bad ass. About the only thing it doesn’t have is burst shutter, not a big deal. I can take stills while videotaping and/or while playing back the video. Records audio in stereo or you can turn audio off…etc.

    • trob6969

      Lol! Exactly! The DIX is the ONLY mobile device I’m interested in actually purchasing IF its ‘leaked’ specs turn out to be accurate.

  • DontBeConfused

    Great phone. I don’t understand why this never came to Verizon. They’re limiting their exposure. I would have probably sold my gs3 for this phone. Oh well

    • SAMBO

      Someone can correct me on this, but I think Verizon passed on the One X which is why we didn’t get it. Which I wish they didn’t.

      • I love/hate Verizon

        They wanted something they can label “Droid Incredible” just like Sprint has a hard on for “EVO.”

        • SAMBO

          That’s a very good point. Love your screen name btw.

        • LionStone

          Do we know that for sure or that it was even an option to VZ? If AT&T has an exclusive with HTC with this One series, they’re probably paying them huge cash…good for HTC, not so good for the people as far as choice. I kind of like it though so it gives some distinction between carriers. Of course I say that knowing HTC has something good in store for us at VZ too, that will be just as good as this one for AT&T, or better.

    • trob6969

      No, it actually makes since for Verizon to skip this phone if the DIX is on its way. Think about it: the DIX has those same specs (supposedly) except a 5″ 1080p display and maybe the new quad A15 processor.

  • justincase_2008

    Next is the HTC One X ++

    • JoshGroff

      Driving an already horrible joke further into the ground.

    • WAldenIV


      • justincase_2008


  • Greg Morgan

    I think this is a mistake for HTC. Making this an AT&T exclusive won’t help at all.

    • PicoDeGiao

      I guess that depends on how much AT&T forked over for exclusive rights.