Speedier HTC One X+ announced, out later this month

HTC One X+At the end of last week, a page from an O2 brochure showing the HTC One X+ was leaked, and we didn’t imagine it would be long before the announcement came. Little did we realise just how soon it would be, as this morning HTC made the One X+ official.

The One X has been HTC’s flagship Android phone since the beginning of the year, and it was one of the first devices to go on sale with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system, and the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor inside. It was, and still is, a great Android phone.

HTC has now given the One X an overhaul and launched the One X+. There are improvements throughout, but lets start with the processor. Whilst it’s still a quad-core Tegra 3 inside, it has been given a speed increase from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz, which HTC says in some situations will make the One X+ 67-percent faster than the One X.

Although the screen size and camera remain the same, the battery has been upgraded from a 1800mAh cell to one rated at 2100mAh, meaning the talk time gets a 6 hour increase too.

To ensure the One X+ is right up to date, it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed, plus a new version of HTC’s user interface named Sense 4+. This will add several new features to the camera, such as a portrait mode for the forward facing lens and a quick launch for the rear camera, plus a new Video Hub and NFC support for Beats Audio speaker systems.

Existing One X and One S owners won’t be left out of the Jelly Bean fun either, as an update to Android 4.1 accompanied by Sense 4+ will begin appearing later this month.

HTC will be putting the One X+ on sale in October, so it shouldn’t be long before it appears in stores, and although HTC hasn’t provided any prices, the leaked O2 brochure showed the phone will cost £479 on Pay As You Go.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars