The HTC One X is likely to be the first quad-core smartphone in the world to reach the hands of consumers. As such, it is probably the most hyped smartphone out there at this point, with both Android-related (us included), as well as general tech sites eagerly reporting every small bit of available information about HTC’s next flagship superphone. Add to the fact that HTC is equipping all smartphones in the One series with a new and improved camera technology, as well as the fact that the One X will launch with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, makes it sense enough that people are very excited to get their hands on it.
Unfortunately for HTC’s fans from the United States, the HTC One X will not be officially supported by any carrier (at least according to the information we have so far). Granted, a dual-core version of the HTC One X will reach AT&T as the HTC One XL, but it’s safe to assume the main attraction of the HTC One X is its quad-core Tegra 3 processor, so the XL doesn’t seem to rock too many boats. If the last sentence speaks your thoughts, you’ll be glad to learn that the Tegra 3 HTC One X has recently passed through the FCC, with support for AT&T’s HSPA+ radios.
What this means is that you’ll be able to import an unlocked HTC One X (once it gets released in Europe in April – Amazon.co.uk and other European retailers will surely offer the unlocked version on their webstore sometime soon), stick in an AT&T SIM card and you’ll be ready to go. Unlike the XL version, you won’t be getting access to Ma Bell’s LTE network but the slower HSPA+ data speed on a Tegra 3 smartphone seems to be a compromise many of us are willing to make.
No LTE but quad core still good? Let us know!