AT&T and HTC announced today that its growing 4G LTE smartphone portfolio will soon welcome two brand new Android devices from HTC: the HTC One X+ LTE, which HTC announced earlier today for Europe and Asia without LTE, and the just unveiled HTC One VX. AT&T, the exclusive provider of the HTC One X(L), will add both devices exclusively to its portfolio. The HTC One X+ will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature HTC Sense 4+ and among the first smartphones for AT&T customers to operate on the Android 4.1/Jelly Bean platform. The HTC One X+ combines superior performance, longer battery life and more internal storage with the iconic design of the original HTC One X, now in an exclusive carbon black finish. It will be the first AT&T smartphone to combine Android 4.1 and a quad-core processor.
The 1.7 GHz Tegra 3 NVIDIA quad-core processor plus a battery-saving fifth core will give customers a unique "4+1" capability to save power using one core for everyday use and kicks into full quad-core mode for demanding apps, like video and gaming. The HTC One X+ has a 4.7", 720p HD screen and features a predictive-touch keyboard as well as voice recognition. The device also builds on the impressive 8 megapixel rear-facing HD camera of the HTC One X that can quickly auto-focus and zero in on a subject. Perfect for still shots or video, the HTC One X+ integrates the HTC ImageChip which reduces noise, removes color bias and enhances the overall picture quality and 64GB of internal memory is packed into the smartphone to store more high quality photos and video, music, movies and apps.
The HTC One VX is ideal for those looking for an affordable Android smartphone and a premium experience. The HTC One VX sports one of the slimmest unibody form factors in the industry at just 9.19 millimeters thin. The 4.5" display is laminated with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass which aids in durability and reduces light reflection. A 5-megapixel camera, which goes from lock screen to shooting photos in under a second, offers continuous shooting at 4 frames per second. For those that can't quite decide whether they want to capture the moment in pictures or video, taking a still from a video with Video Pic.
The HTC One series set a new standard for imaging with a camera that boasts amazing capabilities with VideoPic, the ability to take still photos and shoot videos at the same time, and one-press Continuous Shooting and better quality images in low light environments. The HTC One X+ improves on the camera capabilities of its predecessor with a series of intelligent features powered by HTC Sense 4+. The new Auto Portrait mode on the front camera helps you capture high quality photos by intuitively detecting the human face at various angles. Sightseeing mode makes sure you'll always be ready to capture the moment, as only one touch of the power button bypasses the lock screen and launches directly into camera mode. And two new ways to view photos and videos in the gallery allow you to display albums according to when or where they were taken.
Exclusively available on HTC smartphones including the HTC One X+, HTC One X and HTC One VX, Beats Audio provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording, from crisper vocals and deeper bass to more immersive gaming effects and video. The HTC One X+ also makes it easier to listen to music out loud, and through Sense 4+, introduces a new Tap and Go function, which allows you to connect the phone and your music to Beats speakers' when you tap them together. To disconnect, it is just another quick tap on the speaker again.
The HTC One VX will run HTC Sense 4 with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. In the future, the original HTC One X(L) and HTC One VX will be upgraded to HTC Sense 4+ with Android Jelly Bean and will include the improved camera capabilities and new Tap and Go function found in the HTC One X+. A date wasn't given today.
The HTC One X+ and HTC One VX will be available in the coming months.
Cheers ~ Arne