Feb 26 AT 4:02 PM Nick Gray 51 Comments

HTC One X announced – Qualcomm S4 variant with LTE heading exclusively to AT&T


The moment we have all been waiting for has come. HTC has officially announced the HTC One X, revealing to the world their first ever phone powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. By now, we’re sure you can recite the phone’s spec sheet by heart, but there’s a little twist that none of us were really expecting.

HTC will be making a second version of the HTC One X available which will use a Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor with LTE integration which will be available exclusively from AT&T in the US market. Exact launch details (pricing and dates) for the HTC One X are currently not available, but we’re been told to expect the phone within the “coming months.”

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HTC One X specifications

  • Size: 134.36 x 69.9 x 9.29 (LxWxT)
  • Weight: 130 grams (4.59 ounces)
  • Display: 4.7-inch Super LCD2 720p HD resolution with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
  • Memory: 32 GB of internal storage (26 GB usable), 1GB of RAM, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage
  • Battery: built-inch 1800 mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Connections:
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
    • NFC (with support for Google Wallet)
    • DLNA
    • microUSB 2.0 with MHL video link
    • Pogo Pin Connector for Audio and Charing
  • Camera:
    • Dual Shutter Camera Module withVideo Pic feature which allow you to record HD video and take pictures simultaneously
    • f2.0 aperture and BSI sensor
    • Dedicated HTC lmageChip for clearer, sharper shots
    • 28mm Wide Angle lens,
    • 1080p HD video recording
    • Quick access from lockscreen to activate camera instantaneously and speedy shot to shot capability
    • Always Focus and Extended Depth of Field features ensure the target of your photo is always looking sharp
    • Face and smile detection
    • Burst mode up to 5fps (frames per second)
    • High speed video capture and playback in slow motion and Video stabilisation
    • Geo tagging
    •  1.3MP front camera
  • Sensors:
    • Gyro sensor
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital compass
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
  • Multimedia:
    • HTC Watch for access to thousands of blockbuster Hollywood movies and TV shows
    • Dedicated Game store app from EA Games
  • Sound Enhancement:
    • Beats Audio
    • Dual microphones with Noise Reduction and stereo voice recording
    • HD voice compliant (subject to network availability)
  • Wi-Fi‘: IEEE 802.llb/9/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth‘ 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • Internal GPS antenna
Show Press Release

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Mobile World Congress — February 26, 2012 — HTC, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled its new HTC One series of smartphones that represent its most premium mobile experience with a new level of iconic design and amazing camera and authentic sound experience.

“The best moments in life are captured with a photo or remembered by a song, so it was key for the HTC One series to improve these emotional experiences with an amazing camera and authentic sound experience,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “We are very focused on creating a camera and audio experience customers will love and use often and we believe the HTC One series delivers this in a way never seen on a phone before.”

With HTC’s most premium experience, the HTC One series integrates Android 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Senseâ„¢ 4, the new version of HTC’s branded user experience that is introducing HTC ImageSenseâ„¢, a new suite of camera and imaging features that set HTC One apart from other phones.  HTC Sense 4 also includes broad enhancements to audio quality and simplifies how people listen to music on their phone.

Amazing Camera
With ImageSense HTC One rivals traditional digital cameras with improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor, the software, and even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. These enhancements combine to deliver our fastest image capture, best image quality under adverse conditions and easiest interface that enables quick access to capturing stills and videos with side-by-side photo and video capture buttons.

  • Superfast Capture - HTC One dramatically reduces the time it takes to capture those key moments. In just 0.7 seconds you’re able to take a shot, and with a new superfast 0.2-seconds autofocus, continue to take nearly unlimited continuous shots simply by holding the shutter button.
  • Good photos in adverse conditions - HTC One delivers dramatic enhancements in image capture quality even in adverse conditions such as low light, no light or with bright backlighting. The f/2.0 lens on the HTC One X and HTC One S offers best-in-class performance, capturing 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones. HTC One also includes HDR, a market-leading technology, for taking great photos even when there are varying levels of brightness.
  • Video Pic (Concurrent Video/Still Capture) — With Video Pic you capture a photo and shoot video at the same time.  Now, while you’re shooting HD video, all you have to do is tap the shutter button and it snaps a high-resolution still photo while the video continues to shoot.  You are also able to capture a photo frame from a previously recorded video.
  • Dropbox integrated with HTC Sense - HTC One gives you an easy way to save and share your photos and videos. HTC has integrated Dropbox into HTC Sense 4 enabling HTC One customers to get 25 gigabytes of free Dropbox space for two years. That’s enough to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos. Dropbox is also integrated throughout HTC Sense 4, so it’s easy to edit, save and share your documents and other kinds of files.
  • Sharing your photos and more - HTC One gives you a new way to share your photos and videos. When you plug in HTC’s wireless Media Link HD* accessory into your TV’s HDMI port, you can easily share your photos, videos, or anything else on your phone with your friends, family or colleagues regardless of the television’s brand as long as it has HDMI.

Authentic Sound

With HTC One, Beats By Dr. Dre Audioâ„¢ integration is enabled for the first time across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTubeâ„¢ video or playing a game.  HTC One also makes it easy to get and listen to your music on your phone with the built-in HTC Sync Manager software that automatically installs to your computer when connected. Once connected, it is easy to transfer songs, artists and playlists from your music library.

Of course, people today no longer just listen to the songs stored on their phones; they use streaming services and tune into Internet radio. So HTC One lets you customize the new Music Hub with your favorite services and music applications, like the latest Soundhound technology, giving you one place to go for all of your music.

HTC One lets you take all of your music anywhere, including the car. With HTC One, you get an easy way to bring your mobile music to your car’s sound system with the HTC Car Stereo Clip*. It also lets you connect to your music through more than 50 thousand online radio stations worldwide or play music from any service or app on your phone through your car speakers.  All this makes HTC One the one place to enjoy all your music, wherever you are, with the power of Beats By Dr. Dre Audio and HTC Car.

The HTC One X features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. With seamless construction, the unibody combines a unique high gloss ‘piano’ finish and a matte back.  HTC One is blazing fast with the new NVIDIA® Tegra 3 Mobile Processor for clear graphics, faster applications and longer battery life. It includes a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1â„¢ quad-core with an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core and a high-performance 12-Core NVIDIA® GPU.  The HTC One also has an amazing 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corningâ„¢ Gorilla Glass. HTC One X will also be available in select 4G LTE markets with a LTE-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon S4â„¢ processor with up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPU’s.

Global Availability
With unprecedented excitement, the HTC One series will begin shipping in April with broad global availability available beginning in April through more than 140 mobile operators and distributors globally.  For more information and to pre-register for HTC One visit www.htc.com.

HTC One Series

Europe, Middle East and Africa - A1 Austria, BH Telecom Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bite Lithuania, Bouygues Telecom France, Cellcom Israel, Cosmote Greece, Cosmote Romania & Global Bulgaria, Cyta Cyprus, E-Plus Germany, Elisa Estonia, Elisa Finland, EMT Estonia,  Euroset Russia, Everything Everywhere UK, H3G Austria, H3G Denmark, H3G Ireland, H3G Sweden, H3G UK, KPN Netherlands, Turkcell Turkey, LMT Latvia, M-Tel Bulgaria, Meteor Ireland, Mirs Israel, Mobilezone Switzerland, Avea Turkey, MTN Cyprus, Netcom Norway, O2 Germany, O2 Ireland, O2 UK, Omnitel Lithuania, Orange Austria, Orange France, Orange Israel, Orange Poland, Orange Romania, Orange Slovakia, Orange Switzerland, Pelephone Israel, Play Poland, MTS Russia, SFR France, SiMobil Slovenia, Sunrise Switzerland, Svyaznoy Russia, Swisscom Switzerland, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile Croatia, T-Mobile Czech Republic, T-Mobile Germany, T-Mobile Hungary, T-Mobile Macedonia, T-Mobile Netherlands, T-Mobile Slovakia, TDC Denmark, Tele2 Estonia, Tele2 Latvia, Tele2 Lithuania, Telefonica Czech Republic, Telekom Slovenia, Telenor Denmark, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Montenegro, Telenor Norway, Telenor Serbia, Telenor Sweden, Telia Denmark, Telia Sweden, TIM Italy, Tusmobil Slovenia, Vipnet Croatia, VIP Mobile Serbia, VIP Operator Macedonia, Virgin UK, Vodafone Czech Republic, Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Hungary, Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Netherlands, Vodafone Romania, Vodafone Turkey, Vodafone UK, Wind Greece  North America: AT&T, Bell Mobility, Best Buy, C-Spire, Cellcom, Fido, Metro PCS, Bluegrass, OpenMobile, RadioShack, Rogers Communications, T-Mobile USA, Target, TELUS, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Mobile CanadaLatin America: Cellcom,  Claro Argentina (América Móvil), Claro Perú (América Móvil), Claro Puerto Rico (América Móvil), Entel Chile, Iusacell México, Movistar Chile (Telefónica), nTelos, Telcel México (América Móvil), Telecom Personal Argentina, Telefónica Brazil,  Asia-Pacific: AIS, Bharti Airtel, China Mobile (TD-SCDMA), ChungHwa Telecom, 3HK, CSL, DiGi, DTAC, Fareastone, Globe Telecom, Indosat, M1, Mobifone, Maxis, Optus, SingTel, Smart, Smartone, StarHub, Taiwan Mobile, Telkomsel, Telstra, Viettel, Vinaphone, Vivo, Vodafone Australia, Vodafone New Zealand, XL Axiata, TRUE

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    AT&T gets first dibs as always…. damn.

  • jamal adam

    They need to stop with all this exclusive nonsense and bring it to all.

    • Jeff Pan

      so true! and that too AT&T

  • Marcus

    On the htc us site it says the Att variant will have 16gb of internal storage :S is this true?

  • jamal adam

    I really would love to see how the Tegra 3 compares to the S4. This phone would be the best way to compare the two processors since they are identical except for the LTE and processor.

  • Yonas

    duad core* nick,you’ve kinda missed the spelling right there. ;)

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Sorry about that. Got it fixed.

  • Vance

    Sexy! The dual shutter camera sounds sweet! I’ll be anxious to hear when this will actually be available.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex
    • http://theandroidappshow.com Lane

      With the changes in T-Mobile’s network all the “exclusive” AT&T phones won’t be so exclusive anymore.

  • nmoline

    What a joke. Why would they release a dual core in the states? My next phone needs to be future proof. A dual core phone is not going to cut it in 2 years at the end of my contract.

    • Alex

      In its current form, Tegra 3 does not support LTE. There were modems recently announced, but not in time for this device.

    • http://www.brandonvfletcher.com Brandon V. Fletcher
    • ericl5112

      A dual core phone that is as fast as quad core phones.

      Besides, while I truly believe that adding a second core is helpful to android (contrary to popular belief, there has been multi-threading since android 1.0), I imagine many apps will not have too many threads running at once.

      That means that the dual core that is faster on a per-core basis may well be the faster phone overall.

  • jamal adam

    It seems like the At&t version is the One XL while the international is the One X.


    So… HTC has taken a potentially brilliant phone and basically ruined it by taking out the MicroSD slot and fitting it with a non-removable, tiny battery. Thanks… I’ll wait for the next one.

    • Alex

      You get over 50 gbs, what else do you need?

      • STENDEC

        Well basically cloud storage is fine if you live somewhere like America where the signal is fairly reliable. I however live in Australia where we’re lucky if we even get coverage, let alone a stable net connection (unless you’re on Telstra, who charge an absolute sh** load to use their network). Plus, I want to root and flash new roms. Having no MicroSD increases the chances of bricking because I can’t swap out the memory if something goes wacky and having a non-removable battery means that if the thing locks up and won’t respond at all, I can’t pull the battery to reset it, so I have to wait for the battery to drain (although with only 1800mAh that probably won’t take too long). Chances are HTC are including a hard reset button combination to account for that, but why not just have a replaceable battery? Does it really make THAT much difference?

        The only reason I can see for why they’ve made these frankly baffling omissions is so that they could make the device ~1 to 2mm thinner. Whoopie, a whole 2mm in thickness!

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          I know that 1-2mm in thickness doesn’t sound like much, but when most new phones are less than 9mm thick, you’re talking about a 15-25 percent difference in thickness. HTC has gotten a lot of flack recently with the HTC Rezound and it’s hefty body.

          • DROID Sam

            True, but I can live with a 10mm phone without thinking “my phone is frick’n fat!”

    • ericl5112

      Is 1800mAh tiny? Quite strange news to me. Besides, it’s running on an incredibly efficient processor.

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        Correct. 1800mAh is 14% larger than the 1580mAh battery that’s in the Sensation. Plus, the S4 processor is said to be 30% more power efficient than the Sensation’s S3 chip.

  • spazby

    This is a great phone

  • Zak Jones

    Wow, okay, what the hell, AT&T? Let’s just ruin the phone. : / Why would you swap a quad-core Tegra 3 chip for a dual-core Snapdragon?! Come on! I was totally prepared to jump ship on Sprint for this phone, and then you nerfed it. : /

    • ericl5112

      From Anandtech:

      “The MDP8960 is the absolute fastest we’ve seen Ice Cream Sandwich thus far – the UI is absolutely butter smooth everywhere, and web browsing in either Chrome or the stock Android Browser is also the smoothest we’ve seen it.”

      That sure sounds like it’s totally ruined, doesn’t it ;)

    • Dags -

      Because the S4 is just as fast as the Tegra 3 and should offer the second best battery life of any LTE phone so far (after the Maxx)?

  • Thegm

    Still dont know how menu would work with older legacy apps not updated with an ics interface.

    • ericl5112

      I’m also incredibly curious. The only thing I can think of is they implement it somewhere in the framework, so whenever the layout is built, if the app rely’s on a menu button, HTC will force it in somewhere. Not sure how well that would work though…

  • aranea

    This one sounds great.

  • ericl5112

    Also coming to Rogers in CA, for those of you up there


  • mustybooks

    Looks awesome but who thinks the S4 should have been in this as standard?

    • metafor

      I doubt you’ll be disappointed with either Tegra 3 or snapdragon. These chips are getting powerful enough that I doubt software on a mobile device will be constrained for a good couple of years.

      That being said, I’m glad they aren’t trying to cram a separate LTE modem in there and instead went with the integrated s4. Battery life might finally be decent on an LTE device!

  • Jay

    I’m probably going to jump out of Sprint soon… it’s delicious how they get none of the better new phones that come out. Even HTC? This being an After exclusive suppose and disappointed me. It will take more than the Galaxy Nexus to keep me on board, and I won’t go by o ATT. I want to give Sprint the chance, but they fail, other than their data plan. Came we expect nice devices coming to them soon? (Sigh)

    • Jay

      Delicious eq rediculous. Stupid kindle fire( rooted with android.. so hot for by he price!)

  • Vance

    Maybe I’m missing something, but can someone clarify? The One X with the S4 and LTE that’s exclusive for AT&T is a VARIATION of the standard One X, right?
    So where is the standard One X going? Can I infer from this that there still a chance we could see a One X with the Tegra 3 show up at T-mobile?

    • Ishken

      The standard is the 3G world phone model, which will have the Tegra 3 processor and be available overseas. The AT&T model will have an integrated LTE modem on the S4 chip allowing it to use AT&T’s new LTE towers with ease. If Nvidia’s chip hadn’t been incompatible with current LTE modems it would have been the only version made. As it is, we here in the US are getting a nice treat with the chance to see the S4 on devices sooner than later.

  • Hall Lo

    Looking good. I love the dual shutter camera module, may comes in handy.

  • dobri

    I want this phone

  • Nate B.

    I was tired of sense and the designs they had. I haven’t handled a sense phone in a long the. Since Hero days actually. But the One looks really awesome. Sense 4 doesn’t look bad once you see what it can do. Maybe ICS helped feature wise and they masked it with Sense. Cool collaboration.

    I just don’t understand the exclusive launches. What is the purpose of that? Also, why is the American version dual core. I understand its the new S4, but why make US versions different. Keep it the same across the board. One launch, one speced device. No pun intended.

    • Dags -

      Because there’s currently no LTE modems compatible with the Tegra 3 (although GCT Semiconductor and Renesas Mobile have announced support) and the S4 has it integrated into the SoC.

  • yankeesusa

    Why are phones this great locked down to att. At&t is horrible with customers. They pay so much money and get treated like crap. I hope the lawsuit against throttling is just the beginning to teach these companies that if your going to be raising prices then use it to improve the network and but just sit there and be idiots.

  • Nathan D.

    Wow why does at&t get this version, this is the version I would have buy to.

  • jenskristian

    The One X looks like a really good phone. I absolutely love how HTC steamlines the models for this year. Hopefully they don’t mess it up later with the One X+, One X+2 etc. Personally I’m waiting for the Galaxy S 3 or the next Nexus though.

    PS Samsung, you could learn something from what HTC is doing with the amount of models.

  • Paul Atreides

    HTC needs a Galaxy S killer! I’m afraid this won’t be it. There’s always CTIA…

  • dVyper

    This be my next phone for shizzle

  • Arz

    I desperately need a S4 pro device!

  • s2fan

    Waiting for quad core phones:)

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  • DROID Sam

    Can’t wait for this to come to the US.