HTC unveiled the HTC One X+, an updated version of its One X smartphone. The device runs HTC Sense 4+ on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage.
The device features a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 processor and 64GB of internal storage, making it up to 67% faster than the previous version. It also enables quicker web browsing, graphic rendering and downloads for use on the go. The HTC One X+ also has extended battery life with a 2100 mAh battery, giving users up to six hours more talk time and longer web browsing time.
The above features could encourage enterprise use, which is something that HTC had in mind during the smartphone’s developmental stages, according to a rep from the company. “(The new device) is targeted at people who want high performance and longer battery life to help them manage their hectic lifestyles. It has been designed for people who need more internal memory, so they can store all of their important content in one place.”
The “Get Started” web service guides the user through the setup and personalization process from a desktop/laptop web browser. Designed to enhance the experience of setting up the phone for the first time, this feature enables users to learn more about their new device. With the touch of a button, users' phones will reflect the settings and apps that were chosen online.
Imaging and Sound Capabilities
The device combines the camera capabilities of its predecessor with a series of intelligent features, such as a self-portrait mode on the front camera which lets users capture photos while intuitively detecting the human face at various angles and applying subtle enhancements to skin and eyes. Sightseeing mode enables users to touch the power button to bypass the device’s lock screen and launch directly into the camera. Two new views in the device’s gallery display images and videos and group them according to where and when they were taken.
The new smartphone comes with Beats Audio sound for audio and multimedia playback. The device also introduces a new “Tap and Go” function, which enables users to connect the phone to Beats Audio speakers with a tap on the speakers.
The smartphone will be available in Europe and North Asia in October and in South Asia in November 2012. There will be a separate announcement regarding the device’s North American release.