Well, what do you know! It seems that, as much as HTC tried to keep its plans for the September 19 NYC unveiling event under wraps, these are leaking all over the web.
We just recently found out that a Flyer 2 7-inch tablet might be in the works, we spotted a trio of Chinese mid-range phones that could also be on display in New York, and now we got info on that much awaited and rumored One X+.
The One X+ (or One XXL, as some called it) starred in a bunch of so-called “leaks” and reports back in June, July and early August, but disappeared without a trace since then. Upon stopping hearing rumors about the One X successor, we started speculating that the project was abandoned or was never real, but that doesn’t seem to be the case after all.
According to a few tweets from @Football4PDA, the One X+ is a-coming, but is certainly not very a-impressive. The new phone will be a slightly rehashed version of the One X (with a heavy emphasis on “slightly”), and will be powered by an NVIDIA AP37 quad-core CPU. That’s a faster version of the AP33 featured by the One X, but the actual difference in raw speed might not be grand.
The processor will be able to hit 1.6 GHz in quad-core mode and 1.7 GHz in single-core mode, according to one of the tweets, in a similar fashion that the AP33 can run at 1.4 GHz in quad-core and 1.5 in single-core.
The rest of the One X+’s rumored tech specs are themselves not very impressive, including 1 GB of RAM (seriously, HTC?), 32 GB of internal memory, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI 4.5 on top. The battery should be the same meager 1,800 mAh unit found at the One X, and most likely still a non-removable one.
In terms of design, the One X+ will be mostly a One X doppelganger, with an almost identical 129 grams weight and 134.36 x 69.9 x 9.3 mm dimensions (the One X weighs in at 130 grams and measures 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm).
Now I know what you’re thinking. Why in the heck would we trust a Twitter account named @Football4PDA? Well, I’ll tell you why… Because it’s the same account that offered precious info on other HTC phones in the past, including the tech specs of the Proto, which became known as the Desire X. That’s not exactly a guarantee that this particular “revealing” is accurate, but it gives our “source” at least a whiff of credibility.
According to the same Twitter user, the original One X will get official Jelly Bean at the end of December. As some of you might remember, HTC did confirm upcoming Android 4.1 updates for One X, XL and S a while ago, but failed to announce any ETAs. This is also to be taken with a pinch of salt, as we still don’t know what kind of connections, if any, this Twitter user has with HTC.
Is anyone excited about the One X+’s specs? Anyone at all?
Football is a trustable source, no need to think about that. I know him and he knows what he is talking about. Just head over to XDa and have a look at the stuff he releases then you’ll know
Fail battery and RAM but everything else is good (on paper).
tegra 3 + will be crap :) + this is HTC the worst company known to man( haters gonna hate)
what about apple :P
APQ8064 instead, and a bigger battery please? With a cherry on top?
I really do hope that HTC improves in the future… Thankfully, the One X still has great post developer potential, like many high end Androids. As long as Jelly Bean comes out AT ALL for the One X, so that the dev team on Cyanogenmod 10 can close the project for X, I can avoid smashing my phone against my forehead. I spent my life savings on this phone when my parents urged me to. I certainly want to make my best of it. :]
What is up with HTC and the puny batteries they’re using…..I guess they didn’t learn a thing battery wise from Motorala and the monster battery…
The One X is still the best phone out there IMO, and Adrian clearly isn’t an HTC fan (good job being objective). I don’t think I could deal with a phone in the Galaxy Note size-range, though.
And you got the idea of me not being objective from…?
The galaxy3s , HTC one x,and the upcoming iPhone 5 are going to be the hotest smart out for a while and to me that’s all that’s matters
This is even more underwhelming than last year’s Sensation XE. Have HTC learnt nothing? Between this and the other recent announcements that they are hoping to be more successful by selling Windows phones, and bringing out a Flyer 2 tablet, I really think this company now hasn’t got a clue how to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple.
Wow…just because Samsung through in 2 gigs of RAM on the S3 it should now be standard for every phone (really?). 1 gb’s is plenty enough for a smartphone. The only thing I could see then changing was the battery size and an SD slot.