HTC is working on a new flagship One device, presumably called One XXL. The name of the device might lead you to believe that it’s that Galaxy Note competitor that we heard about. Indeed, One XXL would’ve been a well suited name for a HTC-made phablet, but it seems that the device is actually an upgrade to the HTC One X (or One XL on AT&T and Bell).
The new One XXL can be called a next-gen device, seeing how it will have a quad-core S4 Pro SoC, with Adreno 320 GPU, and 2 GB of RAM, although the rest of the specs are not that new. You get the same 720p display (not that it should be any higher) and an 8MP rear-facing camera, which, if it would take higher quality pictures than the One X, could be called an upgrade. As for front-facing camera, it will have a 1.8 MP sensor, with presumably HD video recording.
For some reason, Phandroid thinks that it will have 802.11 ac, the next-gen Wi-Fi technology that I’d really like to see in phones that come out by the end of the year. However, it’s probably just a mistake on their part, as I can only see a/b/g/n Wi-Fi in the leaked image.
The One XXL will probably only come out sometime this fall. I think that the folks at HTC won’t mind this leak, considering that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is now launching on all carriers in the US, posing a very serious threat to the HTC One X. Rumors about HTC’s next-gen phone running on a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, instead of the dual-core in the American Galaxy S3, might just convince some to wait for the HTC One XXL.
What about you? Would you pass on the Galaxy S3 for this One XXL?