The render you see above is the only known image of the HTC Edge, which we now believe will launch as the HTC One X. Most of the specs have already been confirmed from a leaked ROM update utility file, but new details are still coming out every other day.
Tonight Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo provided some additional details of the HTC One X, which is quickly shaping up as one of the most anticipated Android smartphones this year.
New rumored details of the HTC One X include:
- On-screen software buttons, just like the Galaxy Nexus
- Green / amber notification LED only
- 5-pogo-pin setup for a speaker dock, likely for the rumored Beats audio dock
- No microSD slot
- MicroSIM slot
- 1800 mAh battery
- Super LCD display type
- FM radio
- Sterio microphones for noise reduction
- Current test units run Android 4.0.3, should be upgrade to 4.0.5 by launch
Previous rumored specs of the HTC One X include:
- Quad-core 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 processor
- Android 4.0 with Sense UI 4.0
- 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution
- 1 GB RAM
- 32 GB internal storage
- Backlit 8 MP rear camera with 28-millimeter, f/2.2 lens
- 1.3 MP front-camera
- Beats Audio
- HSPA+ 21 Mbps support (bands 850, 900,1800,1900,)
- WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- Slightly over 10 mm thick
Overall, it looks like HTC has packed in most of the high-end features that any Android fan would want. Some may complain about the lack of microSD slot, but at least this device has 32 GB of internal storage and we have Google Drive launching any week now.
It will be interesting to see how the final design differs from the rendered image above. Our sources tell us it looks like the HTC Amaze 4G, but thinner. I’m hoping that HTC went with their aluminum unibody design that appeared in some of their other devices last year.
Obviously, no launch parters have been announced but the HTC One X is rumored to be on order from over 20 carriers. The HSPA+ modem would be a nice fit for AT&T and T-Mobile in the states, but it’s possible we could see a slightly different model with LTE included for other carriers.
It’s going to be really tough to give up my beloved Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but I want this phone. Do you?