HTC Updates the One X, Calls it the One X+
Updated: updated last few sentences regardin availability.
HTC today announced the One X+, a major update to the hardware and software of the One X. The One X+ looks the same as the One X with a polycarbonate shell, but has dramatically different internal components. The One X+ has a faster 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage has been boosted to 64GB, the battery has been enlarged to 2100mAh, and the One X+ will be HTC's first device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board. Other features of the One X+ include NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4.7-inch 720p display with Gorilla Glass 2, DLNA, MHL, Beats Audio, and an 8-megapixel camera. The HTC One X+ supports worldwide HSPA+ networks, and a separate version will support LTE. So far, no U.S. carriers have said they will sell the One X+, but HTC said an announcement regarding North American availability of the One X+ is forthcoming. The global version will ship starting in November.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
HTC Intros Desire 510, A Low-Cost LTE Phone
HTC today announced the Desire 510, an entry-level device that includes LTE 4G for many regions around the world. The 510 is made from polycarbonate and HTC created a DotView case for the device, which allows owners to answer calls even when the case is closed.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
HTC U Ultra Is New, Glass-Backed Flagship Phone
HTC today announced its new flagship phone, the HTC U Ultra, along with a smaller version, the U Play. Both phones have a new design with colorful glass on the front and back, and a metal frame.
HTC to Sell the Bolt As the 10 Evo Overseas
HTC today announced the 10 evo, an international variant of the Bolt that will be sold in markets outside the U.S. The only significant difference between the Bolt and 10 evo is the latter's lesser support for LTE.
HTC One X
4.7" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor 1 GB RAM
1,800 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
Not a huge fan of HTC since the Inspire