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More speed, power and memory for HTC's One X+ smartphone

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October 2, 2012

The HTC One X+ is set to improve upon the original One X handset in a number of key areas

The HTC One X+ is set to improve upon the original One X handset in a number of key areas

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HTC has announced an updated version of its flagship HTC One X smartphone. The One X+ is set to provide users with more speed, storage and an extended battery-life. The refreshed device will ship with the company's Sense 4+ UI and will run the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system, which are also coming to existing One X and One S handsets in an update.

The One X+ will feature a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip (up from 1.5 GHz) and 64 GB of internal storage. The battery capacity has also been increased from 1800 to 2100 mAh, which will reportedly provide up to 6 hours of additional talk time. The battery upgrade is the most welcome change, with many users and reviewers bemoaning the original handset's somewhat poor performance in this area.

The processor on the device plus has been increased from 1.5 to 1.7 GHz

The processor on the device plus has been increased from 1.5 to 1.7 GHz

Despite receiving a wealth of positive reviews, the original One X experienced slow sales, an issue largely rooted in the strength of the competition. Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone launched shortly after the Taiwanese firm's device and featured LTE connectivity and higher battery capacity.

In addition to the unveiling of the One X+, HTC also announced the upcoming Sense 4+ and Android Jelly Bean update for One X and One S handsets. The OTA (over the air) update will go live at some point in October and will bring with it a number of improvements, including the Google Now service that includes a voice activated assistant similar to Apple's Siri.

The One X+ is set to hit Europe and North Asia this month and South Asia in November. No announcement has yet been made regarding pricing or a U.S. release.

Source: HTC

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3 Comments

I'm guessing battery life is a big issue for most phone users. With all the super slim phones out there (I have a Galaxy S3), I'd be more than happy to have a somewhat thicker phone that has twice or even three times the battery power.

How many people after finding their phone battery just doesn't quite cut it, end up buying after market battery add-ons that end up making the phone much, much ticker anyway.

I'd hazard a guess that the first manufacturer that comes out with a half decent phone (HTC, are you listening?) that has say, a 5000 mAh battery will cream the competition.

Jarris Fuller
4th October, 2012 @ 03:45 am PDT

Battery life is most certainly a function of usage pattern and phone setup. I have a low priced Galaxy which required almost daily charging. even with my minimalist usage. With a battery saver app installed and properly configured I can now go more than 8 days without requiring charging.

What the manufacturers need to look at is the old time different AH rated snap in battery packs used with some of the VHS video cameras. These were like the battery + cover built as a single unit. It made for ultra fast change over of batteries to not miss out on critical moments. With successively larger capacity batteries these stuck out a bit more without hindering the operation. If the phone manufacturers used the same approach the phone just might become say 3 mm thicker with double the battery capacity. I am sure almost all heavy users could live with this for the great convenience it offers.

pmshah
4th October, 2012 @ 07:37 pm PDT

If it is battery life you are after, why not consider the Motorola Razor Maxx which is designed to have a long battery life.

Oztechi
8th October, 2012 @ 11:44 pm PDT
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