By Sumit Passary | Oct 03, 2012 11:03 AM EDT
The Taiwanese company HTC officially launched One X+, the successor to its flagship smartphone. Rumors about the device surfaced in the last few months, and now smartphone enthusiasts can confirm or deny those rumors.
The latest HTC offering is quite similar to its predecessor, the HTC One X; however, some enhanced features of the One X+ may appeal to smartphone fans.
"We are taking the HTC One X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One X+," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "Our customers will have super-fast browsing, an even better camera and more immersive entertainment with Beats Audio."
The HTC One X+ features a polycarbonate unibody, sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass 2, and offers 1GB of RAM just like the HTC One X.
However, the HTC One X+ also includes a powerful quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, which HTC claims is 67% faster than its predecessor "making the HTC One X+ the best rated Android phone on the market."
The smartphone offers 64GB of on-board storage and 25GB of Dropbox storage. However, no microSD card slot is included in the handset. The One X+, just like the One X, features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video. However, the latest device offers an improved 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera that shoots 720p HD video.
The latest One X+ touts a powerful 2100mAh battery, which HTC claims will provide 50 percent more talk time when compared to the HTC One X. The device will run on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The latest One X+ measures 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm (5.28 x 2.75 x 0.35 inch) and weighs 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery. The device will be Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capable.
The HTC One X+ will be available in Europe from October, but no confirmed availability date has been disclosed for the U.S. market. However, AT&T announced that the HTC One X+ will be available to users in the "coming months."
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