HTC One X+ UK Pricing and Release Details Revealed
If there’s one place where the clear fragmentation of the Android platform can be clearly seen, it’s in the release and pricing stakes. Apple has consistently done a complete product unveiling that includes specific date and pricing details, and it’s rather a pity that manufacturers of Android handsets have not followed suit. Instead, these companies have hid behind month-long release windows.
This leaves individual retailers as some of the best sources for this sort of information. UK retailer Clove is now offering the Taiwanese manufacturer’s late-2012 flagship smartphone for £474. This price is for pre-orders of the HTC One X+, and initial stocks should land on store shelves on October 22.
The One X+ effectively replaces the One X at the top of HTC’s lineup. It retains the 4.7-inch IPS screen with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution and many of the main components save the chipset.
Instead of an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz like the One X, the One X+ increases the clock speed by 200MHz, which should give it somewhat of a performance boost. There are two storage size variants, a 32GB and 64GB model, but neither offers microSD card support.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should be standard in the One X+, while both its predecessor and the 4.3-inch mid-range One S should get their Jelly Bean updates starting this month. HTC’s flavor of Android 4.1 comes standard with Sense 4+, a tweaked version of the manufacturer’s user interface overlay.