It is a case of something great that got even better. Not one that is content on resting on its earlier success, the company’s flagship smartphone gets an early refresh after debuting at the Mobile World Congress 2012. According to an official statement, HTC is poised to roll out HTC One X+ as it takes head on Lumia 920, Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5. The confirmation by the company of the One X+ release coincides with the announcement regarding the scheduled upgrade to Android Jelly Bean of the current HTC One smartphones – HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S.
On the physical aspect, there are no striking distinctions between the current HTC One X and the soon-to-be-released HTC One X+ except for the color scheme, with matte black finish, as well as its Beats icon. The major changes are under the hood as it comes with a 1.7GHz processor, 64GB internal memory and a 2,100 mAh battery.
The HTC One X+ comes out of the box with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the company is sending a strong message that, when it comes to OS upgrades, it is more practical to build new gadgets than to opt for an update of the old models.
Just like its predecessor, the HTC One X+ features a thin chassis which is made of high-grade polycarbonate material and boasts of a smooth finish and curved corners. This upcoming HTC gem features a 4.7-inch HD display which closely resembles the display of the HTC One X. The upcoming One X+ retains the 3 capacitive buttons for the essential operations on the bottom end of the screen. It also features an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and it is equipped with the same sensor as the HTC One X.
The most notable upgrades of the One X+ include its 1.7GHz quad-core processor, which is a major improvement from the 1.5GHz dual-core processor under the hood of the One X, and the 64GB of RAM, which is big leap from the 16GB internal memory of its predecessor. With the latest Android OS and the Sense 4+ UI by HTC, this latest smartphone from HTC promises a smoother and energy-efficient performance.
HTC One X+ retains the imaging hardware used in the HTC One X. Tech experts see this as a positive move since the camera can easily hold its own against the iPhone 5 in terms of speed and quality of images. Additionally, the device comes up with more options than the iPhone 5 when it comes to the modes for scenes and settings.
The HTC One X+ is slated for global launch this fall with an initial roll out in markets of North Asia and Europe this October while the South Asia roll out will happen next month. HTC has not made any announcement with regard to the US launch of the One X+ although experts expect this to happen before the end of the year.