Touting high-quality entertainment features, HTC One X will be released for sale exclusively on AT&T. Announced at CES at the beginning of the year, One X is said to mark the comeback of HTC on the US market after a disappointing quarter.
One X looks like no other HTC phones. It’s not thick, curvy or heavy. It’s thin (8.9mm thick) and looks stunning probably because the manufacturer gave up the metal and used polycarbonate plastic for the shell, just like Nokia did with its N9 and Lumia 800. The edges are curved thanks to the glossy scratch-resistant ‘Gorilla Glass’ 4.7-inch touchscreen display with a sharp 1280 by 720 pixel resolution. On top of the phone, you can find a 3.5 mm audio port and an iPhone-like micro SIM tray slot, while the micro USB is placed on the left and the volume key on the right.
The new phone from HTC runs on Google’s latest Android 4.0 software, aha Ice Cream Sandwich and it runs on AT&T’s 4G LTE service for faster downloads and music and video streaming. Moreover, on top of Android, HTC One X offers a customized UI, in fact the latest version of Sense UI: Sense 4.0.
The main, and why not the best feature of this phone, is its 8.0 megapixel camera. HTC One X is in fact as an imaging centric smartphone with one of the biggest apertures (f/2.0) seen on camera phones. It comes with a backside illuminated sensor and a dedicated processor ImageChip, a burst mode that takes 20 shots in one go, 720p videos and a second VGA lens for chat and Dropbox integration (meaning that photos or videos can be set to automatically be uploaded to the cloud).
In addition, Qualcomm’s new dual-core 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor that outguns its quad-core Tegra 3 rival powers the phone.
HTC One X will hit the US AT&T stores with plenty of pre-loaded apps like Mirror, TineIn Radio, Weather, SoundHound, PDF Viewer and Polaris Office, as well as the Teeter game and its services Watch and Hub.
AT&T revealed two months ago that HTC One X will be available for purchase beginning with March, but the American network reconsidered the date and officially announced the new phone will hit the shelves on May 6th.
AT&T didn’t revealed the price of the phone, but if you have no patience until next month to find out whether you can afford it, you can order the HTC One X online, on certain websites that offer this smartphone unlocked, meaning you can use it with any SIM card, for a price ranging between $320 and $700.
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